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Tuesday, 13 November 2012 10:39

Thanksgiving meal only pennies more than last year

(AREA) -- An annual survey looking for the average cost of the classic Thanksgiving meal shows that the cost of turkey and side dishes for ten people remains remarkably affordable, with only a 1 percent increase over last year. The American Farm Bureau Federation's 27th annual Thanksgiving Dinner Price Survey show the cost of Americans' favorite November meal barely increasing over last year's. The prices of turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie and other traditional side dishes rang up to $49.48, just 28 cents more than in 2011. Turkey in Michigan was 30 cents more per pound than the national average, while a gallon of Michigan milk was almost $1 less expensive. Pumpkin pie mix was 90 cents pricier than the national average, but cranberries were 46 cents cheaper. Most of the meal's higher average cost is attributable to a 3 to 4 cents-per-pound increase in the price of the turkey itself, which at $1.39 per pound totaled $22.24 for a 16-pound bird. Since the survey began in 1986, the average cost of the Thanksgiving meal has gradually inched upward from the mid- to upper $20 range. Ten years ago the bill totaled $34.56; a decade before that it was $26.39. This year's survey averaged retail grocery costs found by 150 volunteer shoppers at grocery stores in 35 states.

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