Philadelphians who shop for the makings of a Thanksgiving feast are likely to pay a little less for a turkey and all the trimmings than they did last year, according to City Controller Alan Butkovitz.
The average cost in Philadelphia for main food items for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for 10 is $46.37, compared to $48.42 last year. That’s enough to buy a Powerball ticket and have a nickel change.
The overall lower cost is due to a drop in price for vegetables, bread rolls, sweet potatoes and dairy products such as milk and whipping cream. A 16-pound turkey will cost about 31 cents less than last year.
In addition to paying less locally, Philadelphians also will pay almost $2.70 less than the national average of $49.04. The local prices for food items and ingredients were compiled by averaging prices from various grocery stores located within Philadelphia. ••