(WTNH) — A new report shows the average cost per person to eat at Thanksgiving dinner has dropped to less than $5 per person.
According to The American Farm Bureau Federations (AFBF) 31st annual informal price survey of classic items found the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $49.87, a 24-cent decrease from last year’s average of $50.11.
The survey found a 16-pound turkey came out to a total of $22.74 this year, which is roughly $1.42 per pound. A 2 cents drop per pound or a total of 30 cents per whole turkey compared to this time last year.
The AFBF survey shopping list includes turkey, bread stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls with butter, peas, cranberries, a veggie tray, pumpkin pie with whipped cream, and coffee and milk, all in quantities sufficient to serve a family of 10 with plenty for leftovers.
According to the AFBF, terms that increased modestly in price were a dozen brown-and-serve rolls, $2.46; two nine-inch pie shells, $2.59; one pound of green peas, $1.58; 12 ounces of fresh cranberries, $2.39; a half-pint of whipping cream, $2.00; a 14-ounce package of cubed bread stuffing, $2.67; and a three-pound bag of fresh sweet potatoes, $3.60.
The average price is down slightly from last year to $49.87. After adjusting for inflation, the cost of a Thanksgiving dinner fell to $20.66 – the lowest level since 2010.
For more information on AFBF’s survey you can head to their website.