A Thanksgiving Meal in Philly? $46.60
You’re going to pay more for that turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie this year.
That’s according to Philadelphia City Controller Alan Butkovitz, who said in a report today that the price of Thanksgiving dinner is up 18 cents in the city this year, to $46.60.
But the news isn’t all bad: We pay $3.51 less than the average Thanksgiving dinner price in the United States.
A “traditional holiday meal” for 10 will cost $46.60 this year. Obviously, it doesn’t include alcohol. The bulk of the cost is a $20.64 turkey (up $1.20 from last year), with milk, fresh cranberries, stuffing, sweet potatoes, whipping cream, sweet potatoes, peas, dinner rolls, miscellaneous sides and ingredients for pumpkin pie dessert (about $5) making up the rest.
Per an American Farm Bureau Federation’s information price survey, the average cost for these items in the U.S. is $50.11. The median income in Philadelphia is $36,957. (You also have to set aside cofimnot as easy as it used to be with stores opening on Thanksgiving for early Christmas sales).
The information from Butkovitz comes from the city’s October 2015 economic report. Tax revenues for the month were just under $213 million, up 4 percent from the same month last year. Wage, earnings and net profits tax collections were $143 million for the month, a 10 percent drop from last October.