Traditional Thanksgiving dinner cheaper this year compared to last

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If you’re wondering how much your Thanksgiving dinner will set you back financially this year, we have good news.

Results from Indiana Farm Bureau’s annual Thanksgiving Market Basket Survey show a Thanksgiving dinner for 10 people totals approximately $42.66 this year, or $4.26 per person, which is 10% less than in 2018.

Looking at turkey prices alone, a 16-pound turkey will cost you approximately $16.32 this year. This is a 24% drop in prices compared to last year’s $21.47 price tag.

A few products have increased in price this year, though, including cranberries, which have jumped from $1.85 to $2.46 for a 12-oz. package.

Sweet potatoes have seen a 9% increase, with 3-pound bags rising from $3.25 to $3.54 in the past year.

You can view the prices of all 12 traditional food items listed below:

2018
2019
% Change
Turkey (16 lb.)
$21.47
$16.32
-24%
Stuffing (14 oz. package)
$3.13
$2.58
-17%
Pumpkin pie filling mix (30 oz. can)
$3.65
$3.11
-15%
Pie shell, 9 in. (2 per package)
$2.44
$2.53
+4%
Sweet potatoes (3 lb.)
$3.25
$3.54
+9%
Rolls (1 doz.)
$1.97
$2.14
+9%
Peas (16 oz. package, frozen)
$1.56
$1.38
-12%
Relish tray (fresh carrots and celery)
$1.07
$1.46
+36%
Whole milk (gal.)
$2.20
$2.17
-1%
Cranberries (fresh, 12 oz. package)
$1.85
$2.46
+33%
Whipping cream (½ pint)
$1.82
$1.75
-4%
Misc. ingredients (necessary to prepare the meal, such as butter, onions, eggs, sugar and flour)
$3.01
$3.22
+7%
AVERAGE TOTAL MEAL PRICE
$47.42
$42.66
-10%

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