NEW YORK (MainStreet) — As we wait for the sun to set on Black Friday 2011, consumers can check out this infographic from Mint.com that outlines which major cities spent the most on clothing and electronics during the week of Black Friday 2010.
New York City residents spent the most in both categories, shelling out an average of $324 on electronics and $256 on clothes.
Comparatively, Tucson, Ariz., residents spent the least on clothing ($145), though Mint says the low estimate might have something to do with the warmer weather out there, which doesn't require a warm weather coat.
Columbus, Ohio, residents spent $174 on average on electronics, the lowest by far of any measured city, as all others broke the $200 barrier.
The stats were aggregated from the budgeting website's database, which contains information on more than 5 million users. Mint looked at debit and credit card purchases from Wednesday, Nov. 24 to Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, since it often takes two to three days for credit card purchases to post.
Last year, the National Retail Federation estimated that consumers $45 billion during the Black Friday shopping weekend, with each consumer spending an average of $365.34 on purchases over the three-day period.
This year, it expects more shoppers to turn out for the festivities and holiday spending in total to increase by 2.8%, despite the fact that individual spending averages will be down.