Thanksgiving, by the numbers

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Did you ever wonder if it would be cheaper just to eat out for Thanksgiving?

Well, before you make reservations, check out this finding from Statista. According to their research, a traditional Thanksgiving feast for ten, including pie and coffee, cost an average of $47 to prepare in 2018.

Turkey is the most expensive part of the meal. A 16 pound bird tends to set you back more than $21.

Unquestionably, turkey is the main event. 81% of people said they are eating turkey for Thanksgiving and 65% said mashed potatoes will also be on the menu. But only 23% plan to serve sweet potato pie for dessert. The most popular parts of the meal, according to a 2020 survey, are turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing. And less than 5% of people said they would not be eating pie, while nearly 3/4 of respondents said they would be making their own pie from scratch (not me, I am happy with a store-bought pie)!

Statistic: Average price of ingredients for a ten-person Thanksgiving dinner in the United States in 2020 (in U.S. dollars) | Statista
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Thanksgiving is largely a family event. 1000 people were surveyed and 70% said that Thanksgving to them meant spending time with family. In the U.S. 85% of those surveyed said the people seated at the table will be mostly family. Only 28% of Americans are having “Friendsgivings.”

The number of people traveling for Thanksgiving has increased every year since 2008. However, it is forecasted to drop by 5 million in 2021. An estimated 50 million people will travel to see family and freinds this Thanksgiving. In 2020, a whopping 94.6% of travelers made the trip by car, while only 4% flew.

Most people have their Thanksgiving dinner in tne early afternoon. 42% of those surveyed said turkey time is beween 1 pm and 3 pm.

Did these statistics ring true for you? Or do you handle Thanksgiving a little differently from most? Let me know in the comments!

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