While shopping for your turkey dinner, you’ll be happy to know that it’s still affordable.
The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation says that the average price for a traditional, home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner is actually a better deal than many fast-food value meals. Casey Langan is spokesman with the group.
“The Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s annual look at the price of a Thanksgiving dinner for ten came in $45.26 this year. At less than $4.53 per person, that’s still a great nutritious bargain.”
Langan says the price for the entire meal in Wisconsin is just $1.79 higher than the national average of $43.47, and that includes the turkey and all the trimmings.
“The pumpkin pie mix, along with the pie shells and the whipped cream, milk, 12 dinner rolls, fresh cranberries, sweet potatoes, green beans, and veggies for a relish tray.”
Langan says the meal serves a family of ten. The turkey drives up the cost — at 20 dollars and 16 cents for a 16-pound bird. That’s $2.50 higher than the national average. Langan says that’s because some stores artificially lower their prices of the big ticket item just to lure in customers to buy the remaining items on their list.
Langan says this year marks the first time Wisconsin’s survey mirrors the items on the American Farm Bureau Federation’s national Thanksgiving survey, so a better comparison can be made to the national average.