WASHINGTON — A Fourth of July picnic of Americans’ favorite foods — including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and chocolate milk — cost less than $6 per person this summer, according to an informal survey conducted by the American Farm Bureau Federation.

The average cost for a summer picnic for 10 is $57.20, or $5.72 per person, the AFBF said.

“Although retail food prices have increased modestly over the past year or so, most Americans should be able to find summer picnic foods at close to the average prices found by our volunteer shoppers,” said John Anderson, AFBF deputy chief economist.

“We’re fortunate here in America to have a consistent, high-quality supply of meats and poultry that can be grilled or prepared any number of different ways.”

The AFBF’s summer picnic menu for 10 consists of hot dogs and buns, cheeseburgers and buns, pork spare ribs, deli potato salad, baked beans, corn chips, ketchup and mustard, lemonade, chocolate milk and watermelon.

A total of 60 AFBF volunteer shoppers in 22 states checked retail prices for summer picnic foods for this informal survey.

The AFBF’s July Fourth Picnic Survey is part of the organization’s marketbasket series, which also includes an annual Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Survey and two “everyday” marketbasket surveys on common food staples that can be used to prepare a meal.