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The Scary Truth About Halloween

By Brent Murray - 2013-10-30T19:03:25Z

Photograph by Jill Greenberg for

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(Cheap) Buckets of Fun

Americans are spending 2.6 percent less on decorations this year, down to $20.99 per person from an average of $23.56. A plastic-pumpkin candy bucket will only set you back about $3, though.

Methodology: Bloomberg ranked Halloween spending and participation data based on the totals and changes from 2012 to 2013. All data except for children and pet costume percentages are for adults 18 and older.

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