Delivered December 19, 2019. Contributor: Megan B.
To understand live entertainment spending in Boston.
US survey data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics only covers broad expenditures categories. It is also dated from 2015-16 as the BLS does not conduct its surveys yearly.
Bostonians spent 5.1% of their total annual expenditure on "entertainment". The average annual expenditure was $68,119, meaning entertainment spend was $34,774. It should be noted that Bostonian spend and US average spend were the smae (5.1%).
In 2015, Americans spent an average of $652 on "fees and admissions". This category includes sporting events, museums, movies and live entertainment. Overall, the average spend on live events was $46 annually.