Can you afford prom in 2013?

April 27, 2013 12:56:14 PM PDT
The cost of going to prom -- the perfect dress or tuxedo, a limo, and pre-dance festivities -- has risen to a nationwide average of $1,139.

That figure represents a 5 percent increase from the $1,078 in 2012 that American families who have a teenager attending a prom spent on all aspects of the dance.

"The thing that stuck out the most is that this trend is continuing to grow," Nat Sillin, head of Visa's US Financial Education, told "Prom affects so many families in the country, and every teen has an experience, whatever it could be."

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