According to the National Retail Federation, Americans are more likely to stash their pot o gold than blow it on the Irish holiday.
A recent survey found that the 44.1 percent of people celebrating St. Paddys Day will spend an average of $32.80 on decorations, food and beverage, and festive attire this year, compared to an average of $35.04 in 2008.
Still, total spending is expected to reach $3.29 billion.
The group thatll spend the most on St. Patricks Day are revelers between the ages of 25 and 34, wholl throw down an average of $39.42 greenbacks per person.
Among the ways Americans will celebrate St. Paddys on a budget? 81.9 percent will don green, while 33.3 percent make a special dinner.
About 21.8 percent will decorate their home or office for the holiday, and 29.7 percent will head to a bar or restaurant to celebrate.
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