Farm Bureau Thanksgiving Dinner 2016According to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual survey, the cost of a traditional Thanksgiving meal for 10 has dropped by 24 cents to $49.87 from last year’s $50.11.

A 16-pound turkey will run you an average of $22.74, or about $1.42 per pound. Compared to last year, that’s about 30 cents less per whole turkey.

The rest of the menu features traditional dishes such as bread stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls with butter, peas, cranberries, a veggie tray, pumpkin pie with whipped cream, and beverages including coffee and milk. The largest price decrease this year were seen in turkey and pumpkin pie mix, milk, and a veggie tray with carrots and celery.

2016 Thanksgiving Dinner CostAFBF Director of Market Intelligence Dr. John Newton says that milk prices fell to the lowest levels since 2009, due to a significant expansion in global milk production.

A dozen brown-and-serve rolls, nine-inch pie shells, green peas, fresh cranberries, whipping cream, sweet potatoes and cubed bread stuffing all increased in price this year.

The average price of $49.87 is slightly down from 2015, and after adjusting for inflation, the total cost of a Thanksgiving dinner fell to $20.66, which is the lowest since 2010.

Find recipes for all your Thanksgiving needs for a delicious and filling meal.

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