TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING MEAL COST IS UP SLIGHTLY BUT STILL A BARGAIN

For the 34th year, the American Farm Bureau Federation has calculated the cost of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.Even though the price has climbed by 1-cent from last year; it’s still a bargain compared to food prices around the world.

To feed a table of ten, you will likely pay $48.91- that’s less than 5-dollars per person.The price of turkey is actually down 4% from last year, with a 16-pound bird costing on the average- $20.80, or $1.30 per pound.Retail turkey prices are the lowest since 2010.

The shopping list for Thanksgiving includes milk, a vegetable tray, rolls, pumpkin pie, stuffing, sweet potatoes, and even whipped cream for the pie.The biggest increase in cost for items in the Thanksgiving dinner is sweet potatoes-up 36-cents, and rolls with a 25-cent increase.Besides the turkey, other items that have dropped in price are pumpkin pie mix and stuffing.So enjoy your economical thanksgiving meal, and remember to save the leftovers for the next day.

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