Question of the Day: What's the cost of a Thanksgiving dinner for ten in 2021?
Answer: $53.31, 14% increase
- Have you noticed inflation (the increases in prices) in items that you or your family purchase in your own lives?
- Assume you have an extra $10 to spend, what additional food items would you add to this list for Thanksgiving dinner?
- Do online research to make sure you’re not spending more than $10.
- What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving season?
Behind the numbers (Farm Bureau);
Enjoying Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends is a priority for many Americans, but paying attention to how the meal will impact the budget is also important. Farm Bureau’s 36th annual survey indicates the average cost of this year’s classic Thanksgiving feast for 10 is $53.31 or less than $6.00 per person. This is a $6.41 or 14% increase from last year’s average of $46.90.
The centerpiece on most Thanksgiving tables – the turkey – costs more than last year, at $23.99 for a 16-pound bird. That’s roughly $1.50 per pound, up 24% from last year, but there are several mitigating factors.
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