Valentine’s Day is the third largest consumer holiday in the United States by amount spent. We spend $19.7 billion in Cupid’s name each year coming in just behind the $21.2 billion spent on Mother’s Day and the $630.5 billion we devote to the winter holidays. There’s no denying St. Valentine’s impact on our nation’s economy.
To help people embrace Valentine’s Day loving feeling in a manner that’s safe for their wallets, the following infographic showcases participation rates, spending trends and other fascinating tidbits about this romantic day. Here are some highlights:
- $19.7 Bil: Total Valentine’s Day spending projected for 2016.
- $146.84: Average amount that Valentine’s Day revelers will spend in 2016.
- 53%: Of women say they would break up with their significant other if they got nothing for Valentine’s Day.
- 14 Mil: Proposals are made on Valentine’s Day.
Best & Worst Cities For Valentine’s Day 2016
|Best Cities:||Worst Cities:|
|1||San Francisco, CA||96||Newark, NJ|
|2||Scottsdale, AZ||97||San Bernardino, CA|
|3||Honolulu, HI||98||Cleveland, OH|
|4||Orlando, FL||99||Detroit, MI|
|5||Seattle, WA||100||Hialeah, FL|
How Does Flower and Candy Spending Rank? See Below.