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Thanksgiving will cost less this year


This year, consumers could get a break with Thanksgiving dinner. The average cost of Thanksgiving dinner has dropped $0.24 from a year ago for a feast of 10 people, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.

Thanksgiving dinners averaged out to $49.87 this year, compared to last year’s average cost of $50, reports.

The agriculture trade group looked at prices from turkey, bread stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls with butter, cranberries, along with other popular thanksgiving dishes. The Federation measured all the items capable to feeding 10 people, including leftovers.

The star of the meal is about $0.30 cheaper per whole turkey (for a 16-pound bird) than it was in 2015, and should cost you about $22.74 this year, according to

Here’s a list of foods comparing 2015 food prices to this year:

American Farm Bureau Federation

For more information on the American Farm Bureau Federation and ways to save on Thanksgiving dinner, click here.

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