How much are Canadians planning to drop on holiday spending this year?
A recent survey done by Leger for the Retail Council of Canada (RCC) shows consumers plan to spend $675 on average on everything from gifts to travel to food and entertainment.
But the national average conceals significant regional variations.
In Ontario the average projected spend is $805, almost double the $458 Quebecers say they will devote to the holidays.
A majority of Canadians (65 per cent) say they have either an inflexible or at least somewhat firm holiday budget in mind.
Quebecers, though, were most likely to say they managed to stick to their budget.