Thanksgiving By The Numbers…How Much Will It Cost You??
This Thanksgiving may suck a little more change out of your pocket, purse or wallet this year. According to new numbers from the American Farm Bureau Federation, the classic Thanksgiving dinner increased by 1%. Here is a breakdown of what your Thanksgiving dinner will cost. This is based on a dinner party of 10 people. The whole feast should cost just under $50 dollars ( not in my house....ours is way higher, but this is what the pros are saying)...$49.48 to be exact.
The turkey- a 16 pounder should cost you about $22.23. That's $1.39 per lb...an increase of 4 cents per pound from 2011. (2011-----$21.57)
Stuffing- is said to cost a little less this year. A 14-oz package of cubed bread should cost about $2.77. That's 11 cents less than last year. (2011---$2.88)
Sweet Potatoes- These are also down in cost from last year. A 3 pound bag should cost you $3.15. That is down 11 cents from 2011. (2011- $3.26)
Cranberries- The cost is down a bit here too. Factor these in at $2.45/lb. Down 3 cents from last year.
Rolls- A dozen rolls--$2.33. That's up 3 cents from 2011.
Veggie Platter- Celery and carrots- 76-cents. Held steady from 2011!!
Flour, eggs and misc. ingredients- estimated cost this year- $8.60. Prices of cream and milk are down from last year.
Pie- The pumpkin pie mix, the crust/shell- $5.53. That's down from $5.51 in 2011
*****These numbers seem kind of low to me. I feel that a party of 10 should cost about $100.00 or better. I guess my family has big eaters. In total...the increased price of turkey made for a 28 cent increase from what we spent last year to this year.
Check out the cost of Thanksgiving over the years- (according to the AFBF)
1986- $28.74 1996- $31.66 2006- $38.10 2012- $49.48