Tennesseans pay more for Thanksgiving dinner than rest of the nation

Nov 22, 2023 | Political News

Tennesseans will pay more this week for the traditional Thanksgiving dinner, while the rest of the nation pays a little less.

The University of Tennessee Extension Office found prices for turkey, milk and eggs have fallen compared to last year, but the overall cost for Thanksgiving Day meals will be about 15% higher this year than last year.

The offices surveyed grocery stores across Tennessee from Nov. 1-8 on food items used for a traditional meal, such as turkey and stuffing, cranberry sauce, ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, English pea salad, deviled eggs, pumpkin pie with whipped cream, and rolls.

It estimated the meal would feed 10.