Survey: Fourth of July cookouts will cost 17% over last year
A new survey finds that Fourth of July cookouts will cost 17% more than a year ago.
The American Farm Bureau Federation released a new survey Monday that says feeding 10 guests, on average, will cost nearly $70 this year, an increase of about $10 from 2021.
The biggest price jumps come from beef products. Two pounds of beef can cost 36% more.
Experts blame inflation, supply chain issues, and the war on Ukraine for the increased costs.
But not everything costs more – the prices for potato chips, cheese, and strawberries have gone down.