The Norman Transcript

November 15, 2013

Holiday costs lower

The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — While the cost of most everything else is going up, the cost of a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner and the gasoline to get home is down a bit this year.

The American Farm Bureau says the average dinner will cost $49.04, 44 cents less than it did in 2012. Food prices are mostly stable this year after several years of increases.

In 2011, the average cost jumped $5.73, up from $43.47 in 2010.

Gasoline costs are also down a bit, too. AAA Oklahoma says the cost of gasoline without ethanol could fall below $2.90 a gallon by Christmas. Locally, we’ve seen prices at $2.70 or lower, but that is a gas-ethanol blend.

In Oklahoma City, the average fell 17 cents in October and 19 cents in the previous year.

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