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How much do holiday decorations on houses cost residents of different states?

The holiday season has long begun in the United States; all Americans have decorated their homes with Christmas lights and installations. But all this enchanting atmosphere has its price: a holiday can add almost $ 30 to your electricity bill if the lights burn from Thanksgiving to New Year's. Writes about this CNBC.

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The Simple Thrifty Living website has determined the average amount that you will be billed for lighting your home on Christmas for 34 days — from Thanksgiving to New Year — six hours a day. The calculations took into account 10 skeins of garlands 68,5 feet long (20,8 m) each plus two inflatable installations.

In general, coverage of Christmas displays in the United States costs an average of $ 19,81. The biggest expense is garlands, since in most states, inflatable Santa and other characters cost no more than $ 1.


  • The average cost of Christmas lights: $ 28,74
  • Garlands: $ 27,52
  • Inflatable Santa: 69 cents
  • Inflatable Snowman: 54 cents

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New York

  • The average cost of Christmas lights: $ 26,38
  • Garlands: $ 25,26
  • Inflatable Santa: 63 cents
  • Inflatable Snowman: 49 cents

New Jersey

  • The average cost of Christmas lights: $ 23,84
  • Garlands: $ 22,83
  • Inflatable Santa: 57 cents
  • Inflatable Snowman: 44 cents


  • The average cost of Christmas lights: $ 18,65
  • Garlands: $ 17,86
  • Inflatable Santa: 45 cents
  • Inflatable Snowman: 35 cents


  • The average cost of Christmas lights: $ 16,98
  • Garlands: $ 16,26
  • Inflatable Santa: 41 cent
  • Inflatable Snowman: 32 cents

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