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How much do college students spend on Christmas?

Last Updated: 15th February, 2020

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Students See a Very Merry Christmas This Year
On average this season, students estimate they'll spend about $410 on holiday presents, including gift cards, according to OnCampus Research's Holiday Shopping Survey 2012.

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People also ask, how much should a college student spend per month?

Since many college students work and earn an average of $195 per week or $10,000 if working part-time year-round, they should not need any help with "spending money."

Sample Budget.

Budget Category
Food (assuming that most meals are eaten on campus) $3,500- $7,500
Gas/Car Insurance $1,000-$5,000
Cell Phone $150-$800

Likewise, how much do you spend on Christmas per child? And that all adds up. Moms and dads spent $422 per kid on average last year, with a third dropping $500 on each child aged 8 to 14, according to T. Rowe Price's Parents, Kids & Money Survey.

Just so, what college students want for Christmas?

College Gift Ideas

  • Bluetooth Headphones. I'm pretty sure every college student needs some kind of headphones – and Bluetooth headphones are mighty handy.
  • Stress Ball. College is stressful!
  • Water Bottle.
  • Microwave Popcorn Maker.
  • Microwave Cooker.
  • Fitbit.
  • New Pillow.
  • Grammarly.

How much does the average family of 4 spend on Christmas?

ANSWER: The average last year was around $800. The average household income was around $50,000. If you make $25,000, then you would be half of average, and you should have as your guideline for your whole Christmas budget about half of the average, or about $400.

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