Colorado Cities Boasting Fairly Large Budgets This Holiday Season
While these are not the biggest budgets out there, two Colorado cities did land in the top 50.
There's no way around it... Christmas is expensive. Even if you purchase everything at a discounted price, it all adds up. And each year, the amount you need to budget for grows. In fact, the National Retail Federation predicts that each person this year will spend an average of $967.
What's your budget this year?
You don't have to answer that, but you can compare your number to the averages of cities across the country. It could make you feel better... or worse, depending on how you look at it. You may think your number isn't that high or you may envy those with bigger numbers.
Colorado looks to be the biggest spenders in our area.
WalletHub recently compiled a list of holiday budgets for cities all across the U.S. (570 to be exact). They looked at income, age, savings-to-monthly expenses and more to determine about how much the average person would spend in each of those cities. This is good, because now I can tell my husband "at least I'm not spending like they do in Naperville!"
Here are the top 10 cities with the biggest projected budgets for Christmas 2017:
1. Naperville, Illinois $2,381
2. Sugar Land, Texas $2,368
3. Bellevue, Washington $2,367
4. Sunnyvale, California $2,360
5. Carmel, Indianapolis $2,330
6. Milpita, California $2,262
7. League City, Texas $2,225
8. Maple Grove, Minnesota $2,221
9. Allen, Texas $2,163
10. Columbia, Maryland $2,027
Wyoming cities were absent on the list, but we did find some Colorado locations. Highlands Ranch came in at number 31 on the list with a budget of $1,514, followed by Centennial at number 45 with a $1,361 budget. Other cities like Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Aurora, and more made the list, but their budgets were below $1,000.