Slide Show | June 2012
Rising Cost of Your Summer CookoutFollow @theWardoFollow @kiplinger
How about rising prices: Be prepared to shell out more than you did last year for those burgers, ribs, chicken and seafood. The same goes for other summer fare -- watermelons and potato salad, for example.
The good news? Cheaper guacamole. Wine, too, will cost less than last summer. But beer prices? A tad higher.
Here's what you can expect to pay and why. And don't blame us if you get hungry.
Sources: USDA, DOL, Calif. Ext. Service, Md. Dept. of Agriculture, National Watermelon Promotion Bd., Wash. State Fruit Comm., Mich. Farm Bureau Fed., Kraft, Nat'l. Confectioners Assn., World Cocoa Fdn., Allied Grape Growers, SymphonyIRI Group (hot dogs)Rising Cost of Your Summer Cookout