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
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.

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