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Halloween will cost you more than $250, survey says

Kids wearing Halloween costumes and makeups join an electronic dance music party organized by CirKiz at a night club in New York.
Kids wearing Halloween costumes and makeups join an electronic dance music party organized by CirKiz at a night club in New York. (JEWEL SAMAD, AFPGetty Images)

If you just walked out of Party City or Spirit Halloween more than $200 poorer, you are not alone.

You are just another average American who spends more than $250 on the holiday, or about $257 per person, according to research by CouponCodesPro.com.

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The bulk of the cost comes from preparing to throw or attend a Halloween party, and for that you can expect to pay about $103, the poll found.

The website surveyed more than 3,200 people about their spending habits.

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The average cost of a costume is more than $59, while most people spend about $39 on candy for trick-or-treaters.

Nearly two-thirds of those surveyed said its all worth the expense.

lorraine.mirabella@baltsun.com

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