How much money is going to be spent on Prom this year?


Around $54,000 will be spent on prom this year — if you do the math.

Approximately $7,000 is spent on prom amenities such as the DJ, photo booths, party favors, decorations, etc. — not including the price of the venue.  According to Ms. Angel Samata, East prom coordinator, tickets cover the cost of the venue and decor, so if you figure 600 guests at $90 per ticket, you get a total of $54,000.

According to a 2015 survey from Visa, American families were spending an average of about $919 on their prom-goers. That was down only slightly from $978 in 2014; it peaked in 2013 with the average cost of prom being $1,139.