As we head into Memorial Day weekend, people are breaking out their grills, opening up swimming pools and arranging plans to head to the beach. They’re also making a grocery store run: where we will all be met with inflated prices on summer BBQ “essentials” like hot dogs, potato chips and beer.
If you’re still planning out the menu and want to be cost-conscious, here’s some of the largest increases in costs this year:
The price of bacon has jumped 17.70%, the most year over year; followed by bone-in chicken legs, up 16.40%; ground beef, up 16.40%; beef steaks, up 11.80%; and hot dogs, up 6.20%.
Frankfurters experienced the largest change in price dollar-wise. In 2021, a pound of hot dogs in April cost $3.81; today it comes in at $5.22.
Potato chips, soft drinks, white bread and cookies are up slightly, all less than 50 cents, followed by cheddar cheese, beer, and ice cream.
The only popular Memorial Day foods that cost slightly less or the same are strawberries, wine and tomatoes.
See the full infographic from Yahoo Finance below:
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