With inflation and everything else going on, we knew the cost of our Fourth of July cookout would be higher in 2022. Now we know exactly how much higher…
According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, the average Fourth of July cookout will cost just under 70 BUCKS this year.
That’s a full $10 more than it cost in 2021.
The average is $69.68, up from $59.50 last year.
That’s still only $7 per person, but an increase of 17%.
(It was $59.66 in 2020, and $54.88 in 2019.)
They base it on 12 different things you might serve at a backyard barbecue for 10 people WITHOUT including beer or alcohol.
The biggest jump this year was the price of ground beef, up 36%.
Here’s a rundown of what everything costs:
- Two pounds of ground beef for burgers, $11.12.
- Two pounds of chicken breasts, $8.99.
- Three pounds of pork chops, $15.26.
- Hamburger buns, $1.93.
- Cheese, $3.53.
- Chips, $4.71.
- Two-and-a-half pounds of potato salad, $3.27.
- Pork-and-beans, $2.53.
- Two pints of strawberries, $4.44.
- Lemonade, $4.43.
- Cookies, $4.31.
- A half-gallon of ice cream, $5.16.