Thanksgiving dinner price tag down a bit in Missouri this year

A slight bit of relief is being touted for grocery shoppers preparing to cook Thanksgiving Day meals.

According to the Missouri Farm Bureau, the overall cost of the meal is down slightly this year to $50.46 for a gathering of 10 people, which averages out to about $5.05 a person. The estimated cost from 2015 was $51.92, or $5.19 a person.

The overall lower cost in Missouri comes even though turkey prices are higher this year.

Missouri’s Thanksgiving Day meal costs are slightly higher, though, than the national average. The American Farm Bureau’s estimates are $49.87, or $4.99 a person.

Read more: St. Louis Public Radio


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