Cost Of A July 4th BBQ Is Way Up

(Washington D.C.) Getting ready for a 4th of July feast?

Be sure to bring a little extra cash to the grocery store.

According to the American Farm Bureau, the cost of a July 4th cookout is $69.98, that’s ten bucks higher than last year when the cost came in at just under $60.

The estimate is based on items like hamburger buns, ground beef, baked beans, potato chips, ice cream and strawberries for a group of 10 people.

You might be able to save some cash by skipping the burgers, ground beef was the item that saw the biggest price increase, up 36% from 2021.