By Pilar Martin
This year’s basic Thanksgiving meal will actually cost you less than last year. The Independent has been keeping tabs on the cost of a thanksgiving meal for seven years, by comparing the same items at Halstead Market every year.
This year, the cost of the meal was $26.66, down $1.19 from 2013.
The biggest savings for this year is the actual bird. A 12-pound turkey last year cost $14.28, while this year it is only $11.88. There were small increases on almost all of the items in the survey, but the most expensive items, the turkey and a baked pumpkin pie, were down which saves on the overall meal.
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