With Easter coming up this Sunday, many people have begun their shopping for Easter dinner. Shoppers may have noticed the food bill is a little higher than last year.
Prices for typical Easter meal fare have gone up this year. The average $51.05 is an increase of $1.05, or 2%, from last year according to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Spring Picnic Marketbasket Survey.
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.
Your $51.05 meal includes:
- 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