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Stats of our lives: The turkey toll

The financial cost of Thanksgiving expands right along with our waistlines — and more in our collection of surprising facts and figures

$49.48 
Average amount that American households will each spend this year on Thanksgiving dinner for a party of 10

$28.74
Cost of that same Thanksgiving dinner in 1986

1
Years since 1986 that the cost of Turkey Dinner hasn't climbed. (That would be 2008 — when America was battling financial collapse.)

Source: Los Angeles Times