Average Thanksgiving Dinner Costs A Little Less This Year

Daily Caller: The American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual survey on the price of traditional Thanksgiving foods revealed a drop in the average price of dinner for families.

“Since 2015, the average cost of Thanksgiving dinner has declined steadily and is now at the lowest level since 2010,” AFBF Chief Economist Dr. John Newton said in a statement.

The survey, which counted up the cost of classic Thanksgiving foods like turkey, sweet potatoes, bread rolls, cranberries, pumpkin pie mix and more, indicates that the average cost of this year’s meal for 10 is $48.90.

That’s less than $5 per person, and a 22 cent decrease from the previous year’s average of $49.12.

Thanksgiving dinner’s staple, the turkey, also costs slightly less this year, coming in at $21.71 for a 16-pound turkey and down three percent from 2017.  MORE

5 Comments on Average Thanksgiving Dinner Costs A Little Less This Year

  1. Mine: $0

    Going to a friend’s family for Thanksgiving. They have been asking me to come with my friend for month’s, so I decided this would be perfect. The rest of my family will not be getting together this year, so off we go! We asked what to bring and they just said, “Yourselves!”.

    First time I can remember that my only responsibility is to eat!

  2. My best friend had a stroke a little over 3 years ago, not long before my mom died. She and I both have very little family left, and those are miles away. She cannot get into my pickup, and does not have the use of her right arm, so I’m picking up a couple of meals from a local cafe that is open Thanksgiving Day, then spending the day with my friend. No cooking and low cost. Win-win.


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