Survey: Thanksgiving dinner for 10 averages $49.48 - KMSP-TV

Survey: Thanksgiving dinner for 10 averages $49.48

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Do you know how many dollars you will drop on Thanksgiving dinner this year? The 27th annual informal price survey by the American Farm Bureau estimates it'll be just a little bit more than last year.

The good news is that the average bill appeared to climb by just 1 percent, increasing by 28 cents over last year.

The survey, which does not factor in any alcohol, estimates that the average cost of the Thanksgiving feast for 10 people is $49.48 this year.

So, what can you get for under $5 per person?

  • Turkey
  • Bread stuffing
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Rolls (one dozen)
  • Peas
  • Cranberries
  • Relish tray
  • Pumpkin pie
  • Coffee
  • Milk (gallon)

The big-ticket item is still the bird, which comes in at $22.23, or $1.39 a pound.

The American Farm Bureau Federation began the Thanksgiving survey in 1986, when the average cost of feeding 10 people was $28.74; however, the bureau does not make any scientific claims about the information. Rather, it's an informal gauge of price trends across the nation.

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