Virginians will be able to feed their families a Thanksgiving meal for less than $6.50 per person this year, according to an informal price survey conducted by the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation.
The survey of common grocery items found on Thanksgiving tables places the average cost of a traditional meal for 10 adults at $63.66, or $6.37 per person.
The menu includes turkey, ham, stuffing, sweet potatoes, russet potatoes, rolls, carrots, celery, cranberries, green beans, peas, milk and pumpkin pie with whipped cream. Prices were reported by volunteer shoppers around the state using no promotional sales or coupons.
This year’s statewide average is a $3.33 or 5.52 percent increase from the 2020 average price of $60.33 for a 10-person meal.
The fact that 2021’s Thanksgiving meal price tag has increased should not be surprising considering the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in October that the cost of all food is up more than 5 percent from a year ago.
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