WalletHub has released a list of Carnival-related statistics from last year.
So, here we go, by the numbers:
$5.72 - Average price for a mask
$10.00 - Minimum donation to sponsor a meal or snack for an NOPD officer working parades
16 - The percentage drop in alchohol, tobacco sales to underage persons during Carnival season
$150.00 - Average price to attend a Super Krewe party
$500.00 - Amount average float rider pays for throws
142,000 - Number of people who flew in for 2016 Carnival season in metro area
4,200 - Total number of Krewe members in Endymion and Bacchus
$250,000 - Estimated cost of the most elaborate float
500,000 - Number of King Cakes sold each year in New Orleans
$35 - Average cost of a King Cake
296 - Number of people assisted by N.O. Health Department in 2016
334 - Arrests made within the vicinity of parade routes
53,894 - Manpower hours of NOPD during the 2016 parades
For more, visit wallethub.com/blog/mardi-gras-facts.