GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - The July Fourth holiday is approaching and what you might not have planned for your celebration is how much more it is going to cost you whether you are traveling or just celebrating at home.
The price of ground beef is up 6 percent this year compared to last year; chicken breasts are up 25 percent -- the highest prices since 2004; and potatoes are up 10 percent.
The higher food costs can be blamed in part on last year's drought across the country, and food producers are facing higher gas prices.
The average cost for a gallon of unleaded gasoline in the country is $3.50, as of Monday morning, according to GasBuddy.com. It was $3.38 a year ago.
AAA predicts a slight decrease in the number of Americans driving this holiday because of current gas prices, but the economy is mainly to blame for the slowdown this summer.
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