How much will Thanksgiving cost you this year?
By jennyd on November 16, 2023
So on average this is a breakdown. Like the trend going in the opposite direction for once lately:
MarketWatch says the average cost of a Thanksgiving dinner for 10 people this year is $61.17. That’s 4.5% less than last year. The decrease in cost is due to cheaper turkey prices, which are down 5.6% compared to last year. Despite this drop in cost, grocery prices have risen by 5% in the past year.
Farm Bureau’s Thanksgiving food prices for 2023 …
16-pound turkey: $27.35, or $1.71 per pound (down 5.6% from last year)
14-ounce bag of cubed stuffing mix: $3.77 (down 2.8%)
2 frozen pie crusts: $3.50 (down 4.9%)
Half pint of whipping cream: $1.73 (down 22.8%)
1 pound of frozen peas: $1.88 (down 1.1%)
1 dozen dinner rolls: $3.84 (up 2.9%)
30-ounce can of pumpkin pie mix: $4.44 (up 3.7%)
3 pounds of sweet potatoes: $3.97 (up 0.3%)
1-pound veggie tray (carrots & celery): 90 cents (up 2.3%)
12-ounce bag of fresh cranberries: $2.10 (down 18.3%)