This doesn’t factor in the cost of beer and fireworks . . . or your E.R. bill when you mix those two things.
An annual study by the American Farm Bureau Federation found an average Fourth of July barbecue for ten people will only cost $59.50 this year, or just under $6 per person.
They figured it out by looking at the average prices of some Fourth of July staples.
Here’s how it breaks down . . .
1. Two pounds of hamburger, plus cheese and buns . . . $13.91.
2. Three pounds of pork . . . $11.63.
3. Two pounds of boneless chicken breasts . . . $6.74
4. Two-and-a-half pounds of homemade potato salad . . . $2.75.
5. 32 ounces of beans . . . $1.90.
6. A 13-ounce bag of potato chips . . . $4.93.
7. Chocolate chip cookies . . . $4.02.
8. Two pints of strawberries . . . $5.30.
9. A half-gallon of vanilla ice cream . . . $4.69.
10. Lemonade for ten people . . . $3.65.
(Is that really an “average” Fourth of July menu? What’s a barbecue staple they left out? No hot dogs?) (FB.org)
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