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The 10 Best (And Worst) Cities for Halloween

Monkey Business

When it comes to Halloween, some places are more treat than trick.

WalletHub has come out with its list of the 10 best and worst cities for Halloween. How’d they do it?

We compared the 100 largest U.S. cities across 16 key metrics, ranging from the number of costume stores per capita to the average cost of a Halloween party ticket to the best and worst weather forecasts for Halloween.”

With that said, the number one city is…New York. Yup, the Big Apple is the best place to be on the holiday when apples give way to candy obtained during the ritual known as trick-or-treating. Jersey City and Newark, two cities right across the Hudson in New Jersey, took second and third, meaning the New York metropolitan area will be splendidly spooky for reasons that have nothing to do with the skyrocketing costs of crossing a bridge or tunnel to get into Manhattan.

10 Best Cities for Halloween

1. New York City
2. Jersey City, N.J.
3. Newark, N.J.
4. Gilbert, Ariz.
5. Laredo, Tex.
6. Irving, Tex.
7. Santa Ana, Calif.
8. Garland, Tex.
9. Chandler, Ariz.
10. Plano, Tex.

10 Worst Cities for Halloween

1. St. Petersburg, Fla.
2. Memphis
3. Detroit
4. Winston-Salem, N.C.
5. Oakland
6. Baton Rouge
7. Charlotte
8. Indianapolis
9. Nashville
10. Houston

Halloween is big business in the U.S. A study has found the average person will spend just shy of $75 on Halloween-related items. Some 68 million people will sport a costume this year, while 20 million pet owners are going to get their animals dressed up, which is cute — or ridiculous, depending on how you view things.

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