Farm Bureau: Average cost of Thanksgiving meal down for third year

Posted at 6:44 AM, Nov 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-20 07:44:55-05

The American Farm Bureau has reported that the average cost of a Thanksgiving meal is down for the third straight year.

The Bureau reports that the average price of Thanksgiving dinner has dropped a total of .22 cents for an average cost of $48.90 from last year’s $49.12. The average cost, according to the Bureau, is based off a calculation of the price of classic items found on a Thanksgiving table that can feed a total of 10 people. That’s $5 per person. This is the lowest average price since 2010.

The shopping list used for the survey by the Farm Bureau includes items like turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls with butter, peas, cranberries, a veggie tray, pumpkin pie with whipped cream, and coffee and milk. The bureau says that the quantities calculated are enough to feed 10 people and still have leftovers.

A full price breakdown can be found on the American Farm Bureau website.

In Louisiana, the average price is even lower. The average price you’ll spend on your Thanksgiving meal for 10, according to the Bureau, is around $22.63. Bureau members say it’s because our turkeys are almost half the price of the national average.