This Infographic Analyzes the Huge Cost of Valentine's Day in America

By: Alyson Wyers - Feb 13, 2015
References: moneytips & designtaxi
This infographic breaks down the cost of Valentine's Day in the United States. From personal finance community MoneyTips, 'You Can't Put a Price on Love... But Valentine's Day Costs Plenty' looks at how much Americans spent on February 14th, 2014. If last year is any indication, the multi-billion dollar holiday will make bank in a big way again this weekend.

The cost of Valentine's Day last year was nearly $17.3 billion. $1.6 billion of that was spend specifically on chocolate or candy. In 2012 the average man spent $168.74 on romantic gifts, where as the average woman spent $85.76. The amount changes depending on what part of the country the person is from and their age.