Average cost of Thanksgiving meal up by a penny

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Courtesy of the America Farm Bureau

(WIAT/CNN) — The average price of a Thanksgiving meal is up this year, but only by a penny.

The American Farm Bureau surveys the price of items traditionally served at Thanksgiving. They’ve been publishing these surveys for three decades.

This year, they say the average cost of Thanksgiving dinner for 10 is $48.91, or about $5 per person. That’s only one cent more than the cost last year.

The bureau’s standard feast included Turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls with butter, peas, cranberries, a veggie tray and pumpkin pie with whipped cream.


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