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STUDY: $8.8 Billion Projected To Be Spent On Halloween

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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A shocking amount of money is expected to be spent on Halloween this year.

According to a study from WalletHub, $8.8 billion dollars are expected to be spent on Halloween festivities. The same study indicated that around $300 million is generated annually from tickets sold for “haunted attractions.” (SLIDESHOW: These Women On Instagram Hate Wearing Clothes)

My friends, that’s what we like to call a ton of cash. If you asked me how much money would get spent annually on Halloween, I might have gone a little north of a billion dollars. (SLIDESHOW: 142 Times Josephine Skriver Barely Wore Anything)

There’s no chance in hell I ever would have guessed it would go as high as $8.8 billion. That is simply an absurd amount. (SLIDESHOW: 71 Times Samantha Hoopes Stripped Down)

I had no idea Halloween was this popular.

We’re talking about the kind of money that is hard to imagine. That’s several more billion dollars than the Dallas Cowboys are worth. (SLIDESHOW: This Blonde Bombshell Might Be The Hottest Model On The Internet)

Also, it’s important to point out that Halloween only gets more fun the older you get. It’s a great time for parties, spooky movies and we all know the costumes women wear get better and better by the year. (SLIDESHOW: 60 Times Abigail Ratchford Wore Almost Nothing)

That’s just a fact, and there’s no debate about it.

I still can’t wrap my head around $8.8 billion dollars being spent on anything. It’s seriously hard to imagine. That’s so much candy.

Let us know in the comments if you plan on celebrating the spooky holiday this season! I have a feeling all my fun people out there will be answering ‘yes’ to that question.