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Christmas Price Index, 2006–2007

The true cost of Christmas in song is $78,100

 

Every year since 1984, PNC Wealth Management has calculated the cost of the gifts in the classic holiday song “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”

  2007 2006 % Change
One Partridge in a Pear Tree $164.99 144.99 13.80%
Two Turtle Doves 40.00 40.00 0.00
Three French Hens 45.00 45.00 0.00
Four Calling Birds 599.96 479.96 25.00
Five Gold Rings 395.00 325.00 21.50
Six Geese-a-Laying 360.00 300.00 20.00
Seven Swans-a-Swimming 4,200.00 4,200.00 0.00
Eight Maids-a-Milking 46.80 41.20 13.60
Nine Ladies Dancing 4,759.19 4,759.19 4.00
Ten Lords-a-Leaping 4,285.06 4,160.25 3.00
Eleven Pipers Piping 2,213.40 2,124.00 4.20
Twelve Drummers Drumming 2,397.85 2,301.00 4.20
       
Total Christmas Price Index $19,507.00 $18,920.59 3.10%
True Cost of Christmas in song1 $78,100.00 $75,122.03 4.00%
1. Total cost of items if one repeated all earlier verses on each successive day: that is, 12 (1 x 12) partridges in pear trees, 22 (2 x 11) calling birds, 30 (3 x 10) French hens, and so on.

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