Thanksgiving Dinner Price Index 2023

Scholaroo’s data team discovered the Thanksgiving dinner product prices to unveil the changes in prices over the last year across all 50 states. Take a look!

As the holiday season approaches, Thanksgiving marks the first gathering for American families and friends.

Despite recent inflation in the U.S., the cost of Thanksgiving dinner is expected to be lower this year compared to 2022. The main reason is the falling of the average turkey prices in 2023 due to growth in production.

To understand the cost of dinner in each state, Scholaroo’s data team analyzed Thanksgiving dinner product prices to uncover the price changes over the past year across the U.S. Explore the results for each state below!


Thanksgiving Dinner Price Change

Key Highlights

  • Rhode Island has experienced the highest decrease in the cost of the Thanksgiving dinner, with a reduction of 37.64%.
  • Connecticut has the lowest increase in the cost of the Thanksgiving dinner, with a rise of 1.74%.
  • North Dakota has the highest increase in the cost of the Thanksgiving dinner, at 12.45%.
  • The national total average price for a 12-person Thanksgiving meal this year is $75.01.
  • The national average price for a 16lb whole Thanksgiving turkey this year is $37.98, which is 16.71% cheaper than in 2022.

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Thanksgiving Turkey Prices 2023



Scholaroo's data team gathered information from official public data displaying the cost of a 12-person Thanksgiving meal, including non-organic whole turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, rolls, and apple pie with whipped cream, in all 50 states for the years 2022 and 2023.

With this data, Scholaroo was able to determine the changes in Thanksgiving dinner prices over the last year.