Thanksgiving Dinner: Now 13% More Expensive! Hosting 10? Get ready to pay $49.20 By Matt Cantor, Newser User Posted Nov 11, 2011 9:29 AM CST 8 comments Comments Your Thanksgiving may cost you extra this year. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – This Thanksgiving, stuffing yourself requires you empty your wallet a little bit more. The tab for feeding turkey and all the fixings to a group of 10 has surged 13% to $49.20, the American Farm Bureau Federation finds. Last year, it was $43.37. The AFBF included everything from turkey to pumpkin pie mix to cranberries to sweet potatoes in its estimate, and notes those items all grew more expensive this year, Time reports: A 16-pound turkey will set you back about $21.57, or $3.91 more than last year. There are some caveats to the findings, however. First, the AFBF’s findings are based on a meal that would provide a wealth of leftovers (what's Thanksgiving without them?). Second, that price tag hasn’t fluctuated much if you take inflation into account; Thanksgiving 1986 cost $28.74. And in the end, it’s just five bucks per person for a full Thanksgiving meal—not too shabby, notes Time.