Special Report

Cost of a Thanksgiving Meal the Year You Were Born

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1967
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal: $7.39 ($42.52 inflation adj.)
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $3.37 ($19.39 inflation adj.)
> Cost of two pumpkin pies: $1.14 ($6.58 inflation adj.)
> Football results: Los Angeles Rams (31), Detroit Lions (7)

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1968
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal: $7.68 ($42.55 inflation adj.)
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $3.50 ($19.40 inflation adj.)
> Cost of two pumpkin pies: $1.19 ($6.59 inflation adj.)
> Football results: Philadelphia Eagles (12), Detroit Lions (0)

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1969
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal: $8.15 ($43.17 inflation adj.)
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $3.71 ($19.68 inflation adj.)
> Cost of two pumpkin pies: $1.26 ($6.69 inflation adj.)
> Football results: Minnesota Vikings (27), Detroit Lions (0)

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1970
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal: $8.36 ($42.31 inflation adj.)
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $3.81 ($19.29 inflation adj.)
> Cost of two pumpkin pies: $1.29 ($6.55 inflation adj.)
> Football results: Detroit Lions (28), Oakland Raiders (14)

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1971
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal: $8.63 ($41.91 inflation adj.)
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $3.93 ($19.11 inflation adj.)
> Cost of two pumpkin pies: $1.34 ($6.49 inflation adj.)
> Football results: Detroit Lions (32), Kansas City Chiefs (21)

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1972
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal: $9.13 ($42.90 inflation adj.)
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $4.16 ($19.56 inflation adj.)
> Cost of two pumpkin pies: $1.41 ($6.64 inflation adj.)
> Football results: Detroit Lions (37), New York Jets (20)

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1973
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal: $11.09 ($49.43 inflation adj.)
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $5.06 ($22.54 inflation adj.)
> Cost of two pumpkin pies: $1.72 ($7.66 inflation adj.)
> Football results: Washington Redskins (20), Detroit Lions (0)

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1974
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal: $12.44 ($50.21 inflation adj.)
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $5.67 ($22.89 inflation adj.)
> Cost of two pumpkin pies: $1.93 ($7.78 inflation adj.)
> Football results: Denver Broncos (31), Detroit Lions (27)

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1975
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal: $13.30 ($49.56 inflation adj.)
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $6.07 ($22.60 inflation adj.)
> Cost of two pumpkin pies: $2.06 ($7.68 inflation adj.)
> Football results: Los Angeles Rams (20), Detroit Lions (0)

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1976
> Cost of a Thanksgiving meal: $13.22 ($46.69 inflation adj.)
> Cost of 16 lbs. turkey: $6.03 ($21.29 inflation adj.)
> Cost of two pumpkin pies: $2.05 ($7.23 inflation adj.)
> Football results: Detroit Lions (27), Buffalo Bills (14)