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How much money will the average household spend this month? It's the week in numbers

Plus: The number of minutes that Electric Picnic tickets sold out in.

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EVERY WEEK, offers a selection of statistics and numerical nuggets to help you digest the week that has just passed.

5: The number of Golden Globe nominations that the Irish production company, Element pictures, received for its film The Favourite. 

€2,690: The amount of money that the typical Irish household is predicted to spend in shops this December. 

20: The number of cases of unidentified remains that forensic scientists are revisiting with DNA testing. 

7.5: The magnitude of the earthquake which struck off New Caledonia, prompting a tsunami alert. 

€14 million: The estimated earnings of Irish Youtube star Séan McLoughlin, who has featured on the Forbes list of top-earning Youtube stars for 2018. 

600 tonnes: The amount of bonfire material recovered by Dublin City Council over Halloween. 

€115,000: The amount of money that the Department of Transport has allocated to Irish Rail to provide additional security over the Christmas period.

1.5 million: The number of people who watched the Late Late Toy Show live and across the weekend on catch-up services, according to figures released by RTÉ. 

15: The number of minutes that Electric Picnic tickets sold out in. 

60: The percentage of people who think that College Green in Dublin city centre should be pedestrianised and turned into a public plaza. 

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