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The “BBQ Index” from a study group Rabobank, shows your cook-out costing more this Independence Day, by $66.82. Are these items on your list and what will you spend?

Here’s the skinny on the BBQ costs, the percentages and by total volumes:

Lettuce – $.99: 1%
Tomatoes – $1.95: 3%
Cheese – $2.90: 4%
Bread – $2.80: 4%
Soda – $3.58: 5%
Pickles – $3.51: 6%
Chips – $4.37: 7%
Chicken – $8.62: 13%
Beef – $9.64: 14%
Ice Cream – $9.82: 15%
Beer – $18.59: 28%

Total Volumes:
Chips – 16 oz (5 handfuls per person)
Pickle – 24 oz (1 pickle per person)
Soda – 120 oz (1 can of soda per person)
Tomatoes – 1.2 lbs (2 slices per person)
Cheese – 2 lbs (2-3 slices per person)
Bread – 2.4 lbs (2 buns per person)
Beef – 2.5 lbs (1 quarter pound burger per person)
Chicken –2.5 lbs (1 chicken sandwich per person)
Ice Cream – 1/2 gal (1-2 bowls per person)
Lettuce – 1 lb (1-2 leaves per person)
Beer – 24 oz (2, 12 oz per person)

Read more: http://bringmethenews.com/2014/07/01/bbq-index-breaks-down-4th-of-july-cookout-costs/

(Source: Rabobank)

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