Preparation for the prom should begin six months before the event.
Photo: Viktor GUSEYNOV
In our class, we think about upcoming graduation expenses in advance, back in September. So that none of the parents went to the hospital with a heart attack at the end of the school year, shelling out a tidy sum, they decided to throw away a thousand every month. This, of course, saved us. Although not much. Because taking into account the rent of the hall for the solemn part and the concert, a trip out of town, payment of animators, transport and food for children-parents, gifts for teachers, etc. all the same, it turned out 15 thousand from the nose. So I had to pull extra. Yeah, I don’t think I said our daughter isn’t finishing grade 11, just 4? Now, after all, it is customary to part with the pomp, even from kindergarten, and from elementary school, and from the 9th grade. And an expensive celebration after 11 is a matter of course.
However, a third of Russians whose families have graduates still expect to get away with as much as 10,000 rubles this year. Each room will spend up to 30 thousand. But there are those who will pay more than 100 thousand, can you imagine? The flip side of this coin is that the number of kids refusing to go to prom is also growing (see “Just Numbers”).
The older the graduate, the higher the expense. Thus, the Superjob agency carried out a study in May and found out the average amount collected in schools for graduation parties this year per student. It turned out 16.5 thousand rubles in the 11th grade and 10.5 thousand rubles in the 9th. The festive outfit for eleventh graders will cost their parents 17 and 16.5 thousand for boys and girls, respectively (yes, boys will cost more).
Therefore, dear comrade parents, listen to good advice: start saving money for graduation from the birth of your children. So more reliable.
How much do you expect to spend on your child’s graduation this year? (Dress, costume, celebration, etc.)
Up to 10 thousand rubles 36%
10-20 thousand rubles 18%
20-30 thousand rubles 9%
30-50 thousand rubles 6%
50-70 thousand rubles 2%
70-100 thousand rubles 1%
More than 100 thousand rubles 3%
My son will not go to prom 25%
The survey was conducted on the social networks of Komsomolskaya Pravda, 3.8 thousand people took part in the survey.