Halloween Candy Price Index 2023

Scholaroo analyzed the candy price index data in all 50 states to reveal Halloween price changes in the U.S. from 2020 to the present. Check it out!

The spookiest time of the year is just around the corner, and with it comes a lot of expenses – decorations, costumes, and most importantly, candies.

The rise in inflation in recent years means that Americans have continued to pay more for goods and services. This includes higher prices for items such as gasoline and groceries, and with Halloween coming up, trick-or-treat candy is likely to cost more as well.

Taking all of this into consideration, Scholaroo’s data team discovered the Halloween candy price index from 2020 to the present and analyzed price changes across all 50 states. Read on to discover the results for each state.


Halloween Candy Price Change

Key Highlights

  • Maryland has experienced the highest Halloween candy price change from 2020 to the present.
  • Alaska has the smallest Halloween candy price change from 2020 to the present.
  • Halloween Candy spending is expected to reach $3.6 billion, up from $3.1 billion last year.
  • 28% of people aged 19 and older plan to do their Halloween shopping in grocery stores or supermarkets.
  • The top way consumers are planning to celebrate is by handing out candy (68%).

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Halloween Candy Price Change - Metro Areas



Scholaroo's data team gathered information from official public data displaying the candy gum price index in all 50 states. Gum candy serves as the representative for all types of candies, as the price index available in the last 3 years specifically pertains to this product.

With this data, we were able to determine the changes in candy gum prices over the years.

On the other hand, we collected public data that highlights Halloween trends in the United States for 2023.