Valentines Day spending, by the numbers

It’s Valentines Day, which means chocolates, flowers and some serious spending.

The National Retail Foundation has compiled some data about the holiday of love:

  • $126.03: The average amount of money a person celebrating the holiday will spend this year.
  • $17.6 billion: Total anticipated spending.
  • $168.74: The average amount of money a man celebrating the holiday will spend this year.
  • $85.76: The average amount of money a woman celebrating the holiday will spend this year.
  • 18.9: Percentage of people who will buy jewelry for the holiday.
  • 50.5: Percentage of people who will buy candy for the holiday.

About Ashley Wislock

Business reporter focusing on retail for the York Daily Record/Sunday News. In my spare time, I'm a social media, sports, reality TV and celebrity gossip junkie. Contact me at awislock@ydr.com or 717-771-2029!
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