The classic July 4 cookout — complete with cheeseburgers, chicken and potato salad — will cost Americans much more this year, Axios’ Julia Shapero writes.
Amid record inflation, the average cost of a summer cookout for 10 people this year is $69.68, up 17% from 2021, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.
- Ground beef saw the biggest year-over-year price jump, rising 36%.
- Boneless, skinless chicken breast, pork chops, and pork and beans also saw price increases of over 30%.
Not everything will be more expensive. Per the survey, the price of strawberries — and sliced cheese — dropped by 16% and 13%, respectively.