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The costs of Halloween

A new study done by Harris bank is showing American's are paying the price to make sure they have the best candy, the best costumes and the best Halloween decorations.

Posted: Nov 1, 2017 11:25 AM

MASON CITY, Iowa- A new study done by Harris bank is showing American's are paying the price to make sure they have the best candy, the best costumes and the best Halloween decorations.

Halloween always brings out the best and most creative costumes with sales estimated to exceed $15 billion. The study shows that $170 is spent per household.

"That seems like a lot of money," says Kennidy Kemna of Mason City.

"It can be expensive with the candy," says Sue Landgraf.

The study goes on to break down some of the more expensive aspects of spending with costumes taking up around 42% of costs and millenials are spending around $66 per person.

"I only spend $20, but I bet it all adds up with everyone dressing up for Haloween," says Kemna.
And it isn't Halloween without candy.

"We spent more on candy that we did on decorations or anything else," says Tom Landgraf of Mason City.
The data shows that each house holds spends around $60.

Decorations also made the list with around $37 per household being spent allowing you to make it as creep or inviting as you would like. Those we spoke with say they do believe $15 billion will be spent this year, but they have other questions.

"When it comes to putting all of that away, where are people going to store it," says Janet Petersen of Mason City.

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