Residents of Hawaii pay the most money for their tasty birds on Thanksgiving, followed by Alaskans, according to analysis by the finance website NerdWallet. The thing is, most Thanksgiving staples have to be shipped to those states.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported on Friday, November 21 that Hilo and Honolulu were the most expensive markets out of 264 examined.
The findings were based on a study by the American Farm Bureau that included the prices for a turkey, bread stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls with butter, peas, cranberries, a tray of carrots and celery. The prices included those of a pumpkin pie with whipped cream, milk and coffee.
The national average comes at $49.41 for 2014. However, Hilo residents would pay $79.11 while Honolulu residents would pay $76.73. Kodiak residents would pay $65.12 for their festive dinners, while in Juneau they would dine for $65.07. Fairbanks came at number 11 and Anchorage held the number 12 spot, behind parts of New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area.
The largest price increases were for sweet potatoes, dairy products and pumpkin pie mix, according to the Farm Bureau. While many things are bigger in Texas, the price is not. The Longhorn state tops the list of cheapest places for a home-cooked Thanksgiving meal.