I am accountant so I love tracking my expenses (weirdo). I really started getting into haunting my front yard 3 years ago. This year in 2014, I have spent just over $1000.00. Last year (2013), $2148, and the first year, $777. I don't dare confess this to friends, so I must confess here - lol So, I thought this would be a good question to throw out there to fellow haunters. Cost includes everything you build or buy.