How Much Are You Going To Spend This Weekend?

July 1, 2016

How long is your shopping list for the Fourth of the July? Are you spending a bunch? Forbes magazine expects it to be pretty long.

The money magazine doesn't think the so-so economy will keep Americans from spending billions to celebrate the Fourth of July.

Here are some predicted spending figures for this holiday weekend:

    * $600 million on fireworks

    * $2 billion on cookouts

    * $92 million on chips

    * $60 million on dip

    * $193 million on hamburgers

    * $70 million on buns

    * $86 million on cheese

    * $203 million for mayonnaise, mustard and ketchup

    * $161 million on lettuce, tomatoes, relish and onions

    * $167 million on watermelon