2019’s Best Places for Halloween

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Best Places for Halloween

2019’s Best Places for Halloween

With Halloween just around the corner and total spending on related expenses projected to reach $8.8 billion this year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its 2019’s Best Places for Halloween report.

If you still need to decide where to spend the most spook-tacular time of year, WalletHub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities across 21 key metrics. They range from candy and chocolate stores per capita to average price per Halloween party ticket to share of potential trick-or-treat stops.

This year, the average U.S. household is expected to spend $86.27 on Halloween expenses, from decorations to treats to costumes. So check out the list, to see how you can save while still enjoying yourself.

Top 20 Cities for Halloween

1. New York, NY 11. Gilbert, AZ
2. Los Angeles, CA 12. Chula Vista, CA
3. Boston, MA 13. Irvine, CA
4. San Diego, CA 14. Irving, TX
5. Las Vegas, NV 15. Laredo, TX
6. Chicago, IL 16. Santa Ana, CA
7. Miami, FL 17. El Paso, TX
8. Philadelphia, PA 18. Jersey City, NJ
9. San Francisco, CA 19. Chandler, AZ
10. San Jose, CA 20. Plano, TX

Fun Facts

  • $8.8 Billion: Projected Halloween spending in 2019.
  • $3.2 Billion: Halloween costume spending in 2019.
  • $2.6 Billion: Halloween candy spending in 2019.
  • 36%: Share of parents who think 12 or 13 years old is old enough to trick-or-treat alone.
  • 72%: Share of parents who admit to stealing candy from their kids.
  • $300+ Million: Annual revenue from ticket sales for haunted attractions, 80% of which are run by charities.


A fun read that might also inspire some to take a trip for Halloween. NYC took the top spot, with LA and Boston coming second and third. Shawn will have to settle for 5th place in Vegas, while Mark will have no fun at all up there in Detroit.

Did your city make the list?

Based in NYC. Points/miles enthusiast for years and actively writing about it for the last two years at Danny the Deal Guru. I'm always looking out for deals. Making a few bucks is always nice, but the traveling is by far the best part of this business.

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