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The average cost to feed an extended family of 10 is 44 cents lower than a year earlier and remains less than $5 per serving with plenty of leftovers.
The 2013 Thanksgiving dinner cost according to the American Farm Bureau Federation is $49.04, lower than 2012 and 2011, but $5.57 higher than the 2010 average cost.
The average was calculated by the Farm Bureau for the 28th consecutive year. This year’s survey of 167 Farm Bureau volunteer shoppers across 34 states doesn’t account for coupons, sales or other purchase deals which could make the meal even more affordable.
The entire shopping list includes turkey, bread stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls with butter, peas, cranberries, a relish tray of carrots and celery, pumpkin pie with whipped cream, and beverages of coffee and milk. The most expensive grocery item is the 16-pound turkey, all of the remaining items were less than $4 each.
The price of the turkey showed the largest change, falling 47 cents compared to 2012. The price of sweet potatoes increased by the largest amount, up 21 cents compared to the previous year. Whole milk was also more expensive this year as the average price for a gallon increased 7 cents to $3.66.