PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — This year Halloween enthusiasts in the United States will spend a record high of $9.1 billion, according to a recent survey.

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The National Retail Federation revealed that more than 179 million Americans plan to participate in Halloween festivities.

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But it’s not the first time people in the United States shelled out big bucks. In 2016, people spent more than $8.4 billion on the holiday.

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This year’s estimation is a 8.3 percent increase compared to last year.