Each year the American Farm Bureau Federation
releases a price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving
dinner table. This year, the average cost of feasting stands at $49.12, "which constitutes a 75-cent decrease from last year’s average of $49.87."
The most costly item by far is the turkey, which this year costs $22.38. A decrease of 36 cents per turkey, compared to 2016. The shopping list of the survey includes all ingredients and foods in quantities sufficient to serve a family of 10.