Nov 8, 2012 3:46 PM by JD Downing

What's a Thanksgiving dinner cost?

We're now just two weeks away from Thanksgiving, which brings up the point of Thanksgiving dinner.

According to the American Farm Bureau, a family of ten can expect to pay $49.48 for a complete turkey dinner this year. That's up only 28 cents from last year. That number is based on the cost of the bird, stuffing, sweet potatoes, milk, cranberries, rolls and pumpkin pie.

Now, back when the Farm Bureau started monitoring prices in 1986, this dinner only cost about $29. But that's $60 in today's money, which means you're paying less now than you did a quarter century ago.

As for those who can't be bothered making Thanksgiving dinner from scratch, many supermarkets and restaurants offer premade meals for between $50 to $75.


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