We spend $ 1.2 billion on Halloween

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Only one in four Norwegians celebrate Halloween, a number that stays, but they spend more and more money on the celebration. This year they are making an average of NOK 1,333.

These are figures from the YouGov analysis institute, in the period 16-20 October, a survey was conducted on Norwegians’ feelings about the celebration of trick or treat on behalf of Danske Bank. In total, interviews were conducted with 1,008 people over the age of 18, and about 24 percent said they would regard Halloween.

These spend an average of NOK 316 on candy, NOK 382 on costumes, NOK 334 on making parties and NOK 301 on decorations.

Quadrupled in three years
Thus, those who celebrate Halloween spend an average of NOK 1,333 on the celebration – a total of NOK 1.2 billion.

– The amount we spend on Halloween has quadrupled in three years. Although not much is spent on costume alone, there will be some money in total when you need to have costume, candy, ornaments and maybe make a party as well, says consumer economist Cecilie Tvetenstrand of Danske Bank to NTB.

In the survey, one in three respondents – and that applies to all respondents, including those who do not celebrate Halloween – answers that they think it is a costly day, with candy, decorations, celebrations and costumes. One in three also thinks it tends to be more expensive and expensive.

A lot of buying pressure
40 percent say they experience buying pressure associated with this day, and there are many more who say they should mark the celebration.

When it comes to the actual spending of money among those who are celebrating, there is still a minority that is completely declining.

The proportion that remains below the 500 mark is 87 percent for candy, 78 percent for costumes, 79 percent for party purchases and 86 percent for decoration costs.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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