Your Memorial Day cookout might cost a little more than last year.

“Consumer Affairs” looked at how much seven barbecue staples cost now compared to 2023, and it’s a 10% bump.  $27.39 a year ago, and $30.18 now.

Most of that is because hamburger meat prices are up, but nothing on the list is cheaper than it was in 2023.

They compared data from over 150,000 stores across the country and looked at what you’d need for a basic cookout with burgers and dogs.  Here are all seven items, and what they’ll cost the average American this year.

1.  Eight burgers:  $8.07, up 15%.


2.  Burger buns:  $3.06, up 1%.


3.  Eight all-beef hot dogs:  $3.15, no change.


4.  Eight hot dog buns:  $3.09, up 1%.


5.  A 32-ounce bottle of ketchup:  $5.53, up 2%.


6.  A 20-ounce bottle of mustard:  $2.61, up 3%.


7.  A 26-ounce bottle of relish:  $4.67, up 49%.  (!!!)  There’s a big “pickle shortage” thanks to extreme weather in Mexico.  So that might have something to do with it.

(Consumer Affairs)