Your Easter Meal Will Cost More This Year

With Easter coming up this Sunday, a lot of folks have probably begun their shopping for Easter dinner and they may have noticed their bill a little higher than last year. The American Farm Bureau Federation’s Spring Picnic Marketbasket Survey finds that prices for typical Easter meal fare have gone up this year, and should set you back $51.05, which is an increase of $1.05, or 2%, from last year.

Now if you’re like most people, you’re probably thinking you’ll be lucky to get a piece of ham and some veggies for $51.05, but the AFB says it’s enough for 16 items for your meal, with nine of those items going up in price from last year, and seven going down.

So, what do you get for your $5105? Well, your meal will include: 

  • Eggs - up 37% to $1.80 per dozen
  • Orange Juice – up 8% to $3.46 per half-gallon
  • Bagged Salad - up 4% to $2.42 per pound
  • Deli Ham - up 3% to $5.59 per pound
  • Vegetable Oil - Up 2% to $2.61 for a 32-ounce bottle
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese - up 2% to $4.20 per pound
  • Ground Chuck - up 2% to $4.01 per pound
  • Bacon - up 2% to $4.75 per pound
  • Sirloin Tip Roast - up 2% to $5.12 per pound
  • White Bread - down 7% to $1.60 per 20-ounce loaf
  • Whole Milk - down 6 % to $3.07 per gallon
  • Chicken Breast - down 2% to $3.10 per pound
  • Toasted Oat Cereal - down 2% to $2.78 for a 9-ounce box
  • Apples - down 1% to $1.53 per pound
  • Flour - down less than 1% to $2.34 for a 5-pound bag
  • Potatoes - down less than 1% to $2.67 for a 5-pound bag

Source: American Farm Bureau

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