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The cost of fun sometimes just isn’t worth it to the majority of Americans.

Most U.S. adults (68 percent) say they’ve skipped out on something fun in the past year because of cost, according to a new Bankrate survey. Half opted out because the activity they had in mind was either too expensive or wasn’t a good value for the money.

Of the recreational activities Americans chose to skip:

  • 42 percent decided not to take a vacation (of at least one overnight stay).
  • 32 percent skipped attending a music concert or live arts event.
  • 28 percent chose not to dine out with family and friends.
  • 26 percent passed on a trip to the amusement park, zoo or aquarium.
  • 26 percent gave up attending a professional sports game.
  • 25 percent sacrificed going to the movies.

Bankrate commissioned YouGov Plc to conduct the online survey. The…

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