thanksgiving numbers

Thanksgiving numbers – the hidden costs

The turkey and mashed potatoes, the football game, the Apple pie followed by the Black Friday madness are just a few traditional elements of Thanksgiving. As we prepare to gather around the table, we collected some interesting Thanksgiving numbers for you, because every number counts!


The National Turkey Federation reports that 88% of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving. That equals to 46 million turkeys are eaten each Thanksgiving. An average 16 lbs. gobbler costs $22.23.

$125 – $250

According to All American Plumbing Services, the day after Thanksgiving is the busiest day for the plumbers. The Thanksgiving number will be anywhere from $125 – $250 to have your clogged pipes or broken garbage disposal repaired.

$21 million

Unfortunately, Thanksgiving day is also the peak day for home cooking fires. The sad Thanksgiving number is $21 million. That is an FEMA estimate on how much property loss will occur that day.

30 miles

Can you put a number on your health? Here are some Thanksgiving numbers for your to think about and walk off later. Calorie Control Council states that there are on average 400 calories in 1 cup of stuffing, 230 grams of fat that equals to 3 sticks of butter in your Thanksgiving dinner. How far do you have to walk to burn it off? 30 miles!

$40 estimates that there are 1.7 million airplane seats, that will be up in the air on Thanksgiving. Google flights You can save $40 if you choose to fly on actual Thanksgiving day, as oppose to a Wednesday before.

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Accounting & Business Partners is a CPA firm with an accurate, consistent and timely bookkeeping, payroll and tax departments. We believe that success lies in numbers. However, the drive behind the numbers is what truly matters. That’s why we look beyond the financial statements.

Accounting & Business Partners Team