Families located on the West Coast also expect to pay less than the national average with just $744 working out as the average.
The prom price starts to spike when looking at Southern families, who expect to spend $1,047 on average for their teensâ€™ annual dance.
However, itâ€™s the Northeast that takes the cake on prom related expenditures with an expected average of $1,944, thatâ€™s almost double the national average.
One of the more interesting outcomes of GfK Roper OmniTelâ€™s survey was how familiesâ€™ expected prom spending didnâ€™t correlate to their income. For instance, families who make less than $50,000 a year reported that they planned to spend more than the national average. In fact, parents who make $20,000 to $29,999 expected to spend around $2,635.
Conversely, the survey found that families who made more (over $75,000) were actually more frugal with their prom plans as the average expected spending worked out to be just $842.