Thanksgiving Dinner Will Cost You More This Year
You'll be paying more for Thanksgiving dinner this year, but not by that much.
The average cost of Thanksgiving dinner for 10 people will be $49.41, up 37 cents from last year's average cost of $49.04, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF).
For this year's survey, the AFBF sent 179 volunteers in 35 states to grocery stores to check the prices of ingredients. Shoppers were instructed to find the best prices but not include special deals or promotions. This price for dinner includes turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, dinner rolls, peas, cranberries, a relish tray of carrots and celery, pumpkin pie, coffee and milk, with plenty of leftovers.
"We are blessed to be able to provide a special holiday meal for 10 people for about $5 per serving, less than the cost of most fast-food meals," said AFBF Deputy Chief Economist John Anderson.
Check out the slideshow above to learn which ingredients had the biggest price jumps.