The Cost of Thanksgiving Dinner

11.21.06. Thanksgiving is only days away, therefore it's only fitting to let you know this years feast could cost a little more this year.

According to the American Farm Bureau Federation (despite the increasing price of a traditional thanksgiving meal) it’s still affordable for the average American family.

According to the 21st annual survey, the meal cost about $1.32 more than last year. But that's also figuring in, the cheapest foods, such as the generic brands.

Farm Bureau's survey menu, which has been conducted since 1986, hasn't changed. In 1986 the average thanksgiving meal for 10 people was $28.74, now the average is $38.10.

With inflation-adjusted dollars, the cost has actually declined 34% in the last twenty years.