The Ten Foods Making Thanksgiving Much More Expensive

The cost of a standard American Thanksgiving dinner keeps rising. In 2001, the holiday meal cost $35.04. This upcoming holiday, it will be nearly $50. According to a report by the American Farm Bureau Federation, the price of the Thanksgiving feast increased roughly 13% from last year alone.

Of course, the main culprit for this increase is the rising cost of the food. While a relish tray decreased in price, all the other foods examined cost more. A 16-pound turkey costs nearly $4, or 22%, more than last year.  Based on AFBF’s report, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the 11 main ingredients of a typical Thanksgiving dinner.

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