Many families will sit down to an Easter feast on Sunday, and it sounds like it won’t be costing them as much as it has in previous years.
The American Farm Bureau Federation’s Spring Picnic Marketbasket Survey finds that prices for typical Easter meal fare have gone down this year, and should only set you back $50.03, which is down $3.25 or about 6% from last year.
If you’re like most people, you’re probably thinking you’ll be lucky to get a piece of ham and some veggies for $50, but the AFB says it’s enough for 16 items for your meal, with 11 of those items going down in price from last year, only four increasing and one staying the same.
So, what do you get for your $50? Well, your meal will include:
- eggs, down 41% to $1.32 per dozen
- toasted oat cereal, down 15% to $2.83 for a 9-ounce box
- sirloin tip roast, down 13% to $4.95 per pound
- ground chuck, down 10% to $3.92 per pound
- chicken breast, down 6% to $3.17 per pound
- apples, down 6% to $1.55 per pound
- flour, down 5% to $2.36 for a 5-pound bag
- shredded cheddar cheese, down 4% to $4.10 per pound
- deli ham, down 3% to $5.42 per pound
- bacon, down 3% to $4.65 per pound
- potatoes, down 1% to $2.68 for a 5-pound bag
- bagged salad, up 6% to $2.34 per pound
- white bread, up 2% to $1.72 per 20-ounce loaf
- orange juice, up 1% to $3.22 per half-gallon
- whole milk, up 1% to $3.27 per gallon
- vegetable oil, no change, $2.55 for a 32-ounce bottle
Source: American Farm Bureau