No Tricks Here – True Halloween Spending Stats and Facts


In the spirit of Halloween, Afternoon Coffee is presenting a special holiday edition. Here are some (slightly alarming) statistics and other lesser-known facts about the spooky day.


  1. $67.7 Billion - That's the amount Americans have spent on Halloween over the last 10 years. This year, US consumers spent somewhere between $2B and $2.5B on Halloween candy alone.
  2. $350 Million - What Americans were expected to spend this year on costumes ... for their pet(s)!
  3. 3,500 - 7,000 Calories - The amount of calories, on average, a child collects in candy on Halloween.
  4. $79.99 - The price of the "Ebola costume," which The Atlantic called "the worst" Halloween costume this year.

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