Thanks, Joe! Americans can expect to pay 17% MORE for their Fourth of July BBQ as Bidenflation burns a hole through Americans’ pockets

  • Average cost for a traditional cookout is up more than 17 percent than last year
  • Americans can expect to pay $76.94 for the average cookout
  • The price is more than 17 percent higher than the cost of an average BBQ in 2021, which cost around $65.46
  • Last year, the White House sparked outrage by claiming that July 4 cookouts will be cheaper despite inflation rising to its highest level in 13 years

Americans preparing to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday can expect to fork over even more money with the average price of a traditional cookout costing at least 17 percent more than it did in 2021.

Prices for all the BBQ staples, including burgers, hot dogs, chicken, have gone up and could cost $76.94 for the average cookout for a family of four, according to the Consumer Price Index compiled by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The price is more than 17 percent from last year’s total of $65.46.

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Phil Lempert, editor of trade publication and a food industry analyst, told the New York Post that he attribute the skyrocketing prices to four issues: climate change; labor shortages on farms, in supermarkets and in the trucking industry; rising diesel prices; and the war in Ukraine.


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