Survey: Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Drops 4% Over 2008

Menu items for a classic Thanksgiving dinner including turkey, stuffing, cranberries, pumpkin pie and all the basic trimmings fell 4% in price this year, according to a recent survey conducted by the American Farm Bureau Federation.

WASHINGTON — Menu items for a classic Thanksgiving dinner including turkey, stuffing, cranberries, pumpkin pie and all the basic trimmings fell 4% in price this year, according to a recent survey conducted by the American Farm Bureau Federation here.

AFBF’s 24th annual informal price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast is $42.91, a $1.70 decrease from last year’s average of $44.61.

The survey

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