Your 4th of July cookout will likely be more expensive in 2015


By: Krystal Vivian

Celebrating America’s independence will cost a few more dollars this year.

The prices of ground beef, hot dogs, chicken, potato chips and beer have gone up since 2014, according to 95.3 MNC’s reporting partners Flavor 574.

Ground beef costs an average of $4.68 per pound, an increase of 10.8 percent from 2014, according to independent research company IBISWorld

IBISWorld expects Americans will spend $6.7 billion on food for Fourth of July, up from $6.3 billion spent in 2014.

Find out how much the price of other foods increased in the full story from Flavor 574.