Facts and figures for Halloween 2017
Happy Halloween

Best places to celebrate Halloween 2017

Many people love Halloween. There's candy, costumes, horror films, haunted houses, and parties.

But Halloween expenses can pile up. This year, the average U.S. household is expected to spend $86.13 on Halloween expenses, from decorations to treats to costumes. In some cities, you’ll spend less, in others more. And if you’re counting on getting more free treats in return for your investment, you’ll definitely want to be in a place with the most trick-or-treat stops.

To help you decide where to spend Halloween without stressing your wallet, Wallethub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities based on 18 key items. They range from costume stores per capita to average price per Halloween party ticket to share of potential trick-or-treat stops. Here are the results:

Best Places for Halloween

Overall Rank
(1 = Best)

City

‘Trick-or-Treater-Friendliness’ Rank

‘Halloween Fun’ Rank

‘Halloween Weather’ Rank

1

New York

1

2

53

2

Jersey City

2

56

70

3

Santa Ana, Calif.

3

37

78

4

Las Vegas

48

3

25

5

Anaheim

6

18

70

6

Los Angeles

23

6

53

7

Chicago

21

8

69

8

Laredo, Texas

5

99

18

9

San Diego

34

4

41

10

Gilbert, Ariz.

4

96

86

11

St. Paul, Minn.

13

41

24

12

Fresno

11

30

41

13

San Jose

18

26

33

14

Chula Vista, Calif.

7

76

37

15

Boston

10

49

65

16

El Paso

16

77

10

17

Garland, Texas

12

89

2

18

San Francisco

41

9

33

19

Irvine, Calif.

8

44

78

20

Long Beach, Calif.

9

63

41

21

Fremont, Calif.

15

81

37

22

Philadelphia

17

40

60

23

Plano, Texas

19

84

3

24

Newark

14

98

60

25

Boise

25

52

14

26

Sacramento

47

13

41

27

Minneapolis, Minn.

36

28

28

28

Irving, Texas

20

95

10

29

Bakersfield, Calif.

26

35

33

30

Arlington, Texas

32

53

4

31

Honolulu

42

20

30

32

Denver

44

27

10

33

Colorado Springs

39

48

1

34

Portland, Oregon

61

7

59

35

Dallas, Texas

56

23

4

36

Orlando

91

1

41

37

Fort Worth

30

80

4

38

Aurora, Colo.

27

92

4

39

Miami

66

5

99

40

Houston

57

17

41

41

Chandler, Ariz.

22

79

82

42

Tampa

64

12

53

43

San Antonio

69

16

29

44

Omaha

45

42

25

45

Lincoln, Neb.

31

91

10

46

Hialeah, Fla.

24

65

100

47

Mesa, Ariz.

29

58

83

48

Reno

53

32

25

49

Austin

62

21

31

50

Riverside, Calif.

38

47

53

51

Phoenix

50

25

75

51

Virginia Beach

28

62

78

53

North Las Vegas

33

100

18

54

Seattle

60

24

50

55

Columbus, Ohio

46

39

76

56

Pittsburgh, Pa.

71

10

84

57

Henderson

35

93

18

58

Cincinnati

74

14

64

59

Buffalo, N.Y.

49

38

90

60

Corpus Christi

51

82

33

61

Milwaukee

55

59

52

62

Washington, D.C.

40

69

93

63

Madison, Wis.

52

86

51

64

Charlotte, N.C.

65

36

87

65

Norfolk, Va.

58

60

70

66

Stockton, Calif.

37

97

93

67

Louisville, Ky.

78

19

49

68

Fort Wayne, Ind.

43

87

77

69

San Bernardino, Calif.

59

83

60

70

Oakland

63

74

37

71

Wichita, Kan.

74

73

15

72

Oklahoma City

72

61

18

73

Baltimore

73

33

91

74

Chesapeake, Va.

54

94

70

75

Indianapolis

85

22

58

76

Toledo, Ohio

67

67

92

77

Scottsdale, Ariz.

80

29

88

78

Tucson

93

34

4

79

Anchorage

77

78

17

80

Atlanta

94

11

78

81

Tulsa

82

72

15

82

Lubbock, Texas

83

70

18

83

Lexington-Fayette, Ky.

70

85

48

84

New Orleans

88

31

41

85

Jacksonville, Fla.

79

45

60

86

Albuquerque

90

50

4

87

Nashville

81

43

65

88

Glendale, Ariz.

68

88

88

89

Baton Rouge

86

57

65

90

Durham, N.C.

76

75

97

91

St. Louis, Mo.

99

15

32

92

Raleigh, N.C.

87

51

97

93

Greensboro, N.C.

84

64

93

94

Kansas City, Mo.

95

68

18

95

Winston-Salem, N.C.

89

66

93

96

Cleveland

92

71

85

97

Memphis

97

54

40

98

Detroit

98

46

68

99

St. Petersburg, Fla.

96

90

53

100

Birmingham, Ala.

100

55

70

 

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