USDA released a statement showing the average costs of traditional Thanksgiving meal food items. As price inflation has particularly hit grocery stores and meat items specifically, turkey-lovers can breathe a sigh of relief as the bird will, on average, only cost $1 more than last year. Other average costs include:

  • Frozen turkey hen, $.88/pound
  • Sweet potatoes, $.83/pound
  • Russet potatoes, $.90/pound
  • Cranberries, $2.22/12 oz. bag
  • Green beans, $1.64/pound
  • One gallon of milk, $3.75/gallon.

In total, these costs show a 5% increase compared to what the average U.S. family paid for Thanksgiving staples in 2020. Read more on food prices here.