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What Does a Traditional Thanksgiving Meal Cost?

Thanksgiving Day for many is also a day for feasting. What will the feast likely cost? The retail cost of menu items for a classic Thanksgiving dinner including turkey, stuffing, cranberries, pumpkin pie and all the basic trimmings increased less than 1 percent this year, according to the American Farm Bureau. The 27th annual informal price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $49.48, a 28-cent price increase from last year’s average of $49.20. Most of the increase is due to a four cent per pound increase in the price of the turkey.