Memorial Day BBQ Costs Set to Rise Thanks to Inflation

Memorial Day BBQ - IllustrationAccording to (link below), your Memorial Day cookout will cost you nearly 30% more this year thanks to high inflation.

According to the publication, the average cost of a Memorial Day BBQ (excluding alcohol and pop) will be $199, which is up from approximately $150 last year.

This news is likely not all that surprising to you - practically every American has noticed a dramatic uptick in their grocery costs compared to this time last year. A number of different factors, including higher energy costs and weather issues, have translated into rapidly rising food costs.

According to, practically every staple of the Memorial Day cookout has risen in price compared to last year:

Lettuce, +28%
Sweet Corn, +150%
Tomatoes, +86%
Ground Beef, +12.1%
Sausages, +6.2%
Ice Cream, +5.1%
Beer, +2.4%

If you happen to be lucky enough to have been invited to somebody else's cookout this weekend, don't worry - you'll be paying more this year as well, as the average cost of a gallon of regular gasoline in the United States is currently $3.795. Many people embark on lengthy excursions on the Memorial Day weekend, and this will take a toll on their wallets as well.

In short - you might want to pull a little more out of the bank this weekend before you pick up your Memorial Day supplies..

Source: - Less banger for your buck: The Memorial Day BBQ will cost you 29% more this year thanks to inflation

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