Traditional Thanksgiving dinners are 47% more expensive than two decades ago

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The price of a Thanksgiving dinner, as measured by the average inflation of traditional items like turkey, potatoes, and biscuits, increased by 47% over the past two decades.

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Inflation of Thanksgiving dinners

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Potatoes are the main reason for the price increase. They are 85% costlier in 2017 than in 1998, according to the Consumer Price Index. Biscuits are 70% more expensive.

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Inflation of traditional Thanksgiving foods

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Hipsters are also paying more for Thanksgiving. A dinner with things like rustic non-white breads, “whiskey at home,” and fresh cakes and cupcakes increased by 50%.

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Inflation of hipster Thanksgiving foods

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Since eating is getting more expensive, it’s good that drinking is still relatively cheap. “Wine at home,” a staple of Thanksgiving, recorded the smallest increase in price of the items measured.

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