20 Years of Valentine’s Day in Money: How Much We Spend on Beloved Ones from 1998 to Now

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Valentine’s Day spending is beyond understanding! The couples purchase the gifts for $20 billion in total only in the US.

Read how much people spend on Valentine’s Day through the years on Nexter.org.

Why people spend so much on Valentine’s Day? 

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Valentine’s Day is a perfect opportunity to greet your beloved one and buy them unique and special gifts. At the same time, it’s a great chance to confess in love to someone you’ve been dying to date.

Also, people tend to exchange gifts not only with significant ones but with friends, coworkers, and family.

According to an NRF survey, 15 % of Americans buy a gift certificate, 18 % buy clothing and jewelry, more than a third plan on an evening out, 35 % plan on buying flowers, 44 % buy a Valentine’s Day card and more than 50% – candy.

So, here is the average cost of this holiday from 1998 to now calculated by 24/7 Wall St. and the average cost of a movie ticket according to the National Association of Theatre Owners:

2018
• Avg. cost of Valentine’s Day: $70.32 per couple
• Avg. cost of a movie ticket: $9.11

2017
• Avg. cost of Valentine’s Day: $70.32 per couple
• Avg. cost of a movie ticket: $8.97

2016
• Avg. cost of Valentine’s Day: $69.15 per couple
• Avg. cost of a movie ticket: $8.65

2015
Avg. cost of Valentine’s Day: $68.34 per couple
• Avg. cost of a movie ticket: $8.4

2014
• Avg. cost of Valentine’s Day: $68.14 per couple
• Avg. cost of a movie ticket: $8.17

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2013
Avg. cost of Valentine’s Day: $67.12 per couple
• Avg. cost of a movie ticket: $8.13

2012
Avg. cost of Valentine’s Day: $66.24 per couple
• Avg. cost of a movie ticket: $7.96

2011
Avg. cost of Valentine’s Day: $65.01 per couple
• Avg. cost of a movie ticket: $7.93

2010
Avg. cost of Valentine’s Day: $63.45 per couple
• Avg. cost of a movie ticket: $7.89

2009
Avg. cost of Valentine’s Day: $62.42 per couple
• Avg. cost of a movie ticket: $7.50

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2008
Avg. cost of Valentine’s Day: $62.46 per couple
• Avg. cost of a movie ticket: $7.18

2007
Avg. cost of Valentine’s Day: $60.61 per couple
• Avg. cost of a movie ticket: $6.88

2006
Avg. cost of Valentine’s Day: $59.13 per couple
• Avg. cost of a movie ticket: $6.55

2005
Avg. cost of Valentine’s Day: $57.59 per couple
• Avg. cost of a movie ticket: $6.41

2004
Avg. cost of Valentine’s Day: $55.99 per couple
• Avg. cost of a movie ticket: $6.21

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2003
Avg. cost of Valentine’s Day: $54.66 per couple
• Avg. cost of a movie ticket: $6.03

2002
Avg. cost of Valentine’s Day: $53.60 per couple
• Avg. cost of a movie ticket: $5.80

2001
Avg. cost of Valentine’s Day: $52.89 per couple
• Avg. cost of a movie ticket: $5.65

2000
• Avg. cost of Valentine’s Day: $51.89 per couple
• Avg. cost of a movie ticket: $5.39

1999
Avg. cost of Valentine’s Day: $50.63 per couple
• Avg. cost of a movie ticket: $5.06

1998
Avg. cost of Valentine’s Day: $49.90 per couple
• Avg. cost of a movie ticket: $4.69


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Valentine’s Day spending is beyond understanding! The couples purchase the gifts for $20 billion in total only in the US. Read how much people spend on Valentine's Day through the years on Nexter.org. 
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