Here’s What Your Thanksgiving Dinner Will Cost in North Carolina
If you are like me, you might be rushing around to get the ingredients for the biggest family meal of the year. Here’s what your Thanksgiving dinner will cost in North Carolina. The good news is, despite the rise in grocery prices over the past year, the actual Thanksgiving meal may cost a little bit less than last year in North Carolina.
As Thanksgiving is just next week, families are keeping a close eye on their budgets. We still want to have the table full of everyone’s favorite dishes. Here’s the good news. Turkey prices have actually dropped a little. According to Fox 8, Turkey prices have dropped to around $1.27 to $1.69 per pound depending on brand. That is a significant drop from last year at a 22 percent price reduction.
The Farm Bureau worked deligently to conduct their annual Thanksgiving dinner cost. The volunteer shoppers conducted their search in early November so there is a chance prices could be even lower as Thanksgiving approaches. In addition to looking for the best turkey prices they checked out the price of sides. They reviewed 11 classic Thanksgiving items and compared prices. See if this menu covers it: “pumpkin pie mix, a gallon of whole milk, a veggie tray with carrots and celery, 12 rolls, two pie shells, green peas, fresh cranberries, whipping cream, sweet potatoes, cubed stuffing, and miscellaneous ingredients needed to prepare a meal”. That is the exact list published by our source Fox 8 and looks like it covered everything.
Pumpkin pie mix went up while the price of milk came down. The veggie tray and rolls both went up by about ten cents. Pie shells and green beans came down a bit. Cranberries and whipped cream prices significantly dropped. All in all with each food item added in, you will pay less for your meal.
The price of the Thanksgiving meal depends on where you live as well. Here in the south, you will pay around $59.10. The most expensive Thanksgiving meal is in the Northeast. Their meal will cost around $64.38. Here’s what your Thanksgiving dinner will cost in North Carolina.
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