Thanksgiving Dinner for ten will cost $49.48 - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Thanksgiving Dinner for ten will cost $49.48

Posted:

There's some good and not-so-good news when it comes to what you'll pay at the grocery store for your upcoming Thanksgiving Day dinner.

Most items are a little cheaper, but the featured attraction on the table will probably cost you a bit more.

The American Farm Bureau Federation says that tradition will cost a little more this year because turkey prices have skyrocketed. The average 16 pound turkey will cost $22.23 this year, compared to last year's $21.57.

Those high prices are thanks to this year's drought.

But a lot of the side dishes are cheaper.    Stuffing, sweet potatoes, milk, and pumpkin pie mix are each down a few cents.

AFBF Economist John Anderson explains, "We've had inflation running around two percent or in the ballpark of two percent so the cost of the dinner going up half a percent really indicates stability in the prices of those Thanksgiving items."

Overall, the average price clocks in at $49.48 for a traditional meal serving ten people.

"The Thanksgiving Dinner remains remarkably affordable," Anderson said. "We're basically looking at a price of a little under $5 per serving for this ten serving Thanksgiving meal and that's a great bargain any way you look at it."

  • NEWSNEWSMore>>

  • news alert

    UPDATE: Waterloo suspects wanted for questioning in man's disappearance arrested

    UPDATE: Waterloo suspects wanted for questioning in man's disappearance arrested

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:19 AM EDT2014-09-16 13:19:41 GMT
    Anthony Tronca, 43, of Waterloo and Jessica Tronca, 29Anthony Tronca, 43, of Waterloo and Jessica Tronca, 29
    Police searched the neighborhood near Baltimore and West 2nd streets in Waterloo Monday night.More >>
    Police searched the neighborhood near Baltimore and West 2nd streets in Waterloo Monday night.More >>
  • House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

    House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:31:32 GMT
    This week offers Congress its best chance to get answers about President Barack Obama's new Mideast counterterror strategy.More >>
    Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President...More >>
  • Discipline vs. Child Abuse

    Discipline vs. Child Abuse

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:29:39 GMT
    It's the question that is being asked all across the country tonight - including right here in Iowa. When it comes to disciplining our children, how far is too far? It took a major NFL star to be indicted on child abuse charges to renew the conversation. The pictures tell the story - a four year old - beaten with a switch. Cuts and bruises to his back, buttocks, ankles, legs, scrotum - and defensive wounds to his hand. His father, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, admits he gave...More >>
    It's the question that is being asked all across the country tonight - including right here in Iowa. When it comes to disciplining our children, how far is too far? It took a major NFL star to be indicted on child abuse charges to renew the conversation. The pictures tell the story - a four year old - beaten with a switch. Cuts and bruises to his back, buttocks, ankles, legs, scrotum - and defensive wounds to his hand. His father, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, admits he gave...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KWWL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Sandy Youngblut at 319-291-1259. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.