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Slideshow: The Real Cost of Mardi Gras

By Yvette Romero - 2012-02-17T20:56:10Z

Photograph by Eric Thayer/Redux

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With Mardi Gras revelers taking to the streets, New Orleans spent $1.5 million on police protection related to the celebration in 2011 and $824,000 for sanitation, according to Weiss. Add in the viewing stands, barricades, and fire department and emergency services, the total cost for the city for Mardi Gras, net of revenues generated from things like the use of viewing stands, came to $1.8 million, according to Weiss. "The city's expenses are actually down from previous years," she says. "That shows better fiscal management." Not only that: New Orleans generated a return of $8.45 for every dollar it spent.

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