We calculate the cost of Thanksgiving dinner so you don't have to : The Indicator from Planet Money How much will Thanksgiving dinner cost compared to last year? Today on the show, the Indicator team gathers around the virtual Thanksgiving table to let you know how much prices have changed for each holiday favorite.

Indicators-giving! How much does Thanksgiving cost this year?

Indicators-giving! How Much Does Thanksgiving Cost This Year?

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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 08: Foster Farms turkeys sit on a table a the SF-Marin Food Bank on November 08, 2021 in San Francisco, California. Ahead of Thanksgiving, Foster Farms donated 8,000 pounds of turkey to the SF-Marin Food Bank, enough turkey for 10,000 holiday meals.(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Each year since 1986, the American Farm Bureau estimates how much Thanksgiving dinner will cost for a family of 10. The Bureau tracks the prices of holiday favorites such as turkey, dinner rolls, sweet potatoes, and more.

This year, each member of the Indicator team went to their local supermarket to buy items from the Bureau's list to see how much prices have changed from last year.

Today on the show, we gathered around the virtual Thanksgiving table to share what we found with help from economist Veronica Nigh. We call it, "Indicatorsgiving."

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