Philadelphians will spend more on Thanksgiving this year, but less than the national average

    Even though you paid more for your turkey this year than last, when you sit down to the table Thursday, you can at least be thankful your meal cost less than the national average.

    Philadelphia City Controller Alan Butkovitz has released a report that says it’ll cost a family of 10 in Philadelphia around $5.44 more this year for Thanksgiving.
    A 22 percent increase in the price of a 16 lb. turkey — combined with the cost increases of milk, rolls stuffing and pie mix — means families will have to dig a little deeper or give up one of the traditional dishes.

    But the $47.74 “minimum menu” is still about $1.50 less than the national average.

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