Cost of Thanksgiving dinner in Arizona higher than last year

Cost of Thanksgiving dinner in Arizona higher than last year

PHOENIX (AP) – The cost of a Thanksgiving dinner in Arizona this year is 3.5 percent higher than in 2014.

Arizona Farm Bureau officials say a turkey dinner with all the trimmings will cost $47.83 for a family of 10, or $4.78 per person.

That’s an increase of $1.67 over last year’s Thanksgiving meal that cost $46.16.

Without factoring in store coupons or specials, the cost of a 16-pound turkey purchased in Arizona this year is $19.20 or $1.20 per pound.

That’s a decrease of 2 cents per pound, or 32 cents less for a 16-pound turkey compared to 2014.

The Farm Bureau also conducted an organic price survey on the same basic food items found on the Thanksgiving dinner table. The organic dinner with all the trimmings will cost $98.03 this year.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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