Nov 24, 2021

Thanksgiving dinner cost jumps 14%

Posted Nov 24, 2021 11:44 AM

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — That Thanksgiving meal is costing a lot more this year than last and it's not just the turkey that will cost more.

Thanks to inflation, nearly every ingredient in your holiday meal is more expensive, according to the American Farm Bureau's annual Thanksgiving dinner cost survey.

The average cost of this year’s classic Thanksgiving feast for 10 is more than $5 per person at $53.31. It's the most the Thanksgiving meal has cost in the survey's 36 years and is up 14% from the $46.90 in 2020. 

Last year's meal was the cheapest in more than a decade as families skipped large gatherings and opted for smaller meals amid the pandemic. But the price tag is also up 9% from a more normal-sized holiday meal in 2019. 

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