Americans expected to pay more for Thanksgiving turkey this year than ever before, but residents of some states are experiencing far higher prices than their counterparts in others as inflation continues to impact the economy.
The average household was projected to pay $34.15 for a 15-pound turkey this year. Residents of Hawaii, which typically has a higher cost of living than the rest of the nation, and residents of Alaska, the only state without a native turkey population, saw prices of $50.35 and $49.85, respectively, according to an analysis from FinanceBuzz. On the mainland, however, residents of South Carolina paid an average of $38.85 per bird.
States such as Minnesota and Idaho and coastal states such as California, New York, and New Jersey also saw turkey prices