Expect a very costly Christmas
QUEENSLANDERS spent on average $779 each on gifts, food, entertainment and travel during the festive season, according to new statistics released by RACQ.
It's latest Cost of Living report examined spending habits during the Christmas period including presents, hosting guests, holidays and retail sales.
RACQ spokesperson Renee Smith said Queenslanders would spend more than $9.7 billion in retail stores in the lead up to Christmas Day.
"While it can be the most wonderful time of the year, it can also be one of the most expensive," she said.
"Queenslanders are a generous bunch with more than half of our spending going towards gifts for others.
"The next biggest chunk of cash spent at this time of year is on holidays."