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Showing your love this Valentine's Day will cost more this year

Americans are expected to spend $22 billion this holiday.
Valentines Day
Posted at 10:32 AM, Feb 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-14 11:15:06-05

People are going big when showing their love this Valentine’s Day.

The National Retail Federation estimates people in the U.S. will spend $24 billion this holiday.

That’s up from nearly $22 billion in 2021.

According to separate numbers from LendingTree, people who are coupled up will spend about $208 on their significant other on February 14.

Due to inflation, a dozen roses will cost you 22% more.

Assorted chocolates are now 9% more expensive.

If you’re planning on celebrating with some bubbly, a bottle of imported champagne is now $53 more than last year, according to Drizly.

Wine is your more affordable option.

On average, a bottle of wine is 2.5% more expensive than in 2021.

The more post popular items this year include candy, cards and flowers, in that order.

Americans will pay about $175 on those three items alone.