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WalletHub Study: 2021’s Best Places for Halloween

With Halloween just around the corner and total spending on related expenses projected to reach $10.1 billion this year, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its 2021’s Best Places for Halloween report, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary, along with fun and interesting stats about the holiday in its Halloween Facts: Tricks & Treats By the Numbers infographic.

To help Americans decide where to spend the most spook-tacular time of year without frightening their bank accounts, WalletHub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities across 21 key metrics. They range from candy and chocolate stores per capita to average price per Halloween party ticket to share of potential trick-or-treat stops.

Top 20 Cities for Halloween  
1. New York, NY 11. Anaheim, CA
2. Los Angeles, CA 12. Hialeah, FL
3. Las Vegas, NV 13. Laredo, TX
4. Miami, FL 14. Jersey City, NJ
5. San Francisco, CA 15. Gilbert, AZ
6. Boston, MA 16. Long Beach, CA
7. San Diego, CA 17. Chicago, IL
8. Santa Ana, CA 18. Irvine, CA
9. San Jose, CA 19. Chula Vista, CA
10. Orlando, FL 20. Denver, CO

Halloween Facts:

  • 82%: Share of Americans who are confident they will find safe and creative ways to celebrate the Halloween season, despite the pandemic.
  • $10.1 Billion: Projected Halloween spending in 2021.
  • $3.3 Billion: Halloween costume spending in 2021.
  • $3 Billion: Halloween candy spending in 2021.
  • 31%: Share of parents who think 13 or 14 is old enough to trick-or-treat alone.
  • 79%: Share of parents who admit to stealing candy from their kids.
  • $300+ Million: Annual revenue from ticket sales for haunted attractions, 80% of which are run by charities.

For the full reports and to see where your city ranks, please visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-cities-for-halloween/7785

This article was released by WalletHub.