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.
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