Cost of Thanksgiving meal up 14% from 2020
An annual American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) survey of grocery shoppers in the U.S. shows the average price tag for this year’s Thanksgiving meal for 10 people is $53.31, up 14% from 2020.
The survey found the retail cost of turkey averages about $1.50 per pound, up 24% from last year. This represents the largest contributor to the overall price increase for 2021.
“Many of the price increases are due to transportation and supply chain bottlenecks. Also, with fewer turkeys produced this year, there are tighter supplies of the primary...
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