The Cost of The Twelve Days of Christmas

I read this on the Parade website and wanted to share it. 


If you’ve ever wondered the going rate of the combined price of the gifts “my true love gave to me” in “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” wonder no more! Every year, PNC Wealth Management measures the changing cost of such items as 5 gold rings, 8 maids a’milking and, of course, that partridge in a pear tree.

In the 32nd annual PNC Christmas Price Index (CPI), the company discloses that the cost of “The Twelve Days of Christmas in 2015 would total $34,131.” That’s only $198 more than last year’s cost, an inflation due, in part to the rising prices of partridges, turtle doves and a 3 percent salary increase for Lords-a-Leaping. Here’s the cost-by-cost analysis. Numbers rounded. Exact totals may not match.

One partridge in a pear tree: $215

Two turtle doves: $290

Three French hens: $182

Four calling birds: $600

Five gold rings: $750

Six geese-a-laying: $360

Seven swans-a-swimming: $13,125

Eight maids-a-milking: $58

Nine ladies dancing: $7,553

Ten lords-a-leaping: $5,509

Eleven pipers piping: $2,635

Twelve drummers drumming: $2,855

Total cost if you resent the previous days gifts: $155,400 (Numbers rounded. Exact totals may not match.)

You can read the entire report at The PNC Gingerbred Branch website.


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