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A new report suggests that your Easter dinner will cost you 2% more this year than it did last year.

Easter is this Sunday, and to some it up in three words: Church, family, & food. A lot of people have probably already begun their trips to the grocery store for Easter dinner. You also probably already noticed your bill is a tad bit higher than it was last year. The American Farm Bureau Federation’s Spring Picnic Marketbasket Survey finds that prices for typical Easter meal fare have gone up this year, and should set you back $51.05, which is an increase of $1.05, or 2% from last year.

That may not seem like a lot but the items you are buying for Easter have gone up themselves, so depending on what you’re buying…you could see an even bigger increase.

  • Eggs – up 37%
  • Orange Juice – up 8%
  • Bagged Salad – up 4%
  • Deli Ham – up 3%
  • Vegetable Oil – up 2%
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese – up 2%
  • Ground Chuck – up 2%
  • Bacon – up 2%
  • Sirloin Tip Roast – up 2%
  • White Bread – down 7%
  • Whole Milk – down 6%
  • Chicken Breast – down 2%
  • Toasted Oat Cereal – down 2%
  • Apples – Down 1%
  • Flour – down less than 1%
  • Potatoes – down less than 1%

Are you hosting Easter dinner this weekend? What’s your signature Easter meal? @theMRLshow