An American Farm Bureau Federation survey shows the cost of a Thanksgiving dinner is down for the third straight year. AFBF Chief Economist John Newton says the cost of a meal for ten people is $48.90, the lowest since 2010. “The turkey is one reason Thanksgiving dinner will be more affordable. The cost of a turkey is down about three percent from one year ago.” Newton says using a home delivery service for the meal substantially raises the cost of the Thanksgiving meal. “The average cost of a Thanksgiving dinner is about 60 percent higher and the average cost of the turkey was 50 percent higher. Altogether, the average cost per-person is about $8 per person using a meal service compared to less than $5 when going to the grocery store.”
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