The price of celebrating Thanksgiving is skyrocketing this year, along with just about everything else.

A classic Thanksgiving dinner for 10 has shot up 20 percent nationally, according to the Farm Bureau’s 37th annual survey, which looked at affordable prices for an array of basic individual items used for Thanksgiving meals.

In 2022, the survey found the dinner will cost Pennsylvania residents about $64.02. Nationally, the overall average dinner this year will cost $64.05, a $10.74 increase over last year’s average cost of $53.31.
Besides turkey, the Farm Bureau looked at the cost of stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls with butter, peas, cranberries, a vegetable tray, pumpkin pie with whipped cream, and coffee and milk, all in quantities sufficient to serve a family of 10 with plenty for leftovers.

According to the Farm Bureau’s year-over-year Thanksgiving dinner comparison, Pennsylvania residents can expect to pay about $1.59 more for cubed stuffing, but 41 cents less for fresh cranberries.

Other than the cranberries, every other grocery item on the Farm Bureau list increased by a few cents to nearly a dollar. Here’s the breakdown of prices nationwide:

16-pound turkey: $28.96 or $1.81 per pound (up 21 percent)
14-ounce bag of cubed stuffing mix: $3.88 (up 69 percent)
2 frozen pie crusts: $3.68 (up 26 percent)
Half pint of whipping cream: $2.24 (up 26 percent)
1 pound of frozen peas: $1.90 (up 23 percent)
1 dozen dinner rolls: $3.73 (up 22 percent)
Misc. ingredients to prepare the meal: $4.13 (up 20 percent)
30-ounce can of pumpkin pie mix: $4.28 (up 18 percent)
1 gallon of whole milk: $3.84 (up 16 percent)
3 pounds of sweet potatoes: $3.96 (up 11 percent)
1-pound veggie tray (carrots & celery): 88 cents (up 8 percent)
12-ounce bag of fresh cranberries: $2.57 (down 14 percent)
The Farm Bureau’s national average cost was calculated using 224 surveys completed with pricing data from all 50 states and Puerto Rico. The volunteer shoppers checked prices in person and online using grocery store apps and websites, searching for the best possible prices without taking advantage of special promotional coupons or purchase deals.

The American Farm Bureau’s Thanksgiving dinner survey was first conducted in 1986. The menu has remained unchanged since 1986 to allow for consistent price comparisons.