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Thanksgiving dinner cost up 20%

The average cost of this year’s Thanksgiving dinner for 10 is up 20 percent compared to 2021.

In the annual survey from the American Farm Bureau Federation, the total cost for the feast is $64.05. A 16-pound turkey is $28.96, a 12-ounce serving of cranberries is $2.57, three pounds of sweet potatoes are $3.96 and carrots and celery (a half pound of each) are 88 cents.

It could be cheaper to let somebody else cook on Thanksgiving as inflation has hiked the price of different food. The cost of dining out has also increased, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but at a lower rate than the cost of dining at home. Eating at home has gone up over 12 percent in the past year while eating out at a restaurant is up less than nine percent.

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