A new survey from the Leger for the Retail Council of Canada (RCC) shows how much Canadians will spend this year.
The national average for everything from gifts, travel, food and entertainment is $675 and changes based on province
Here are the average numbers of Canadian holiday spending across the country:
- British Columbia: $688
- Alberta: $622
- Saskatchewan: $611
- Manitoba: $611
- Ontario: $805
- Quebec: $458
- Atlantic Canada: $813
The survey also says 65% of Canadians have a firm budget for holiday spending, 28% of them will probably end up spending more than planned.
What do we spend the most on? Food, alcohol and sweets for holiday parties and entertaining take up a big share of that budget, followed by clothing and toys.
How much do you plan to spend?