Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Oil’s Decline Is Making Your Fourth of July Barbecue Cheaper

Americans will spend less this year firing up the grill for Fourth of July barbecues, thanks to cheaper energy and rising dairy and pork production.

The cost of a summer-cookout party for 10 people will be $55.84, or $5.58 per person, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation, which conducted a survey of prices in grocery stores across 30 states. That’s down 3 percent from a year earlier, the Washington-based group said.