FAST FIVE: Thanksgiving Dinner Costs Soar In 2020

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Vegetables included were potatoes, cranberries, squash, sweet potatoes, corn, green beans, and pumpkin.

Turkey AdvisorSmith found that the average price of turkeys at wholesale increased by 11.9% from 2019 to 2020 as of mid-November.

With celebrations limited to immediate family members with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, American consumers have been bypassing larger birds in favor of smaller ones.

We used the average price of turkeys per pound from each of these turkey types, and compared the prices to a year ago, which were also included in the report.

We compared the average retail price for these items in October 2020 compared with October 2019.  For the following vegetable items, and butter, we used the weekly advertised retail price as recorded by the USDA: cranberries, squash, sweet potatoes, corn, green beans, and pumpkin.

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