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Christmas Price Index, 2010-2011

The true cost of Christmas in song is $101,119.84

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

2011 2010 % Change from 2010
One Partridge in a Pear Tree $184.99 $161.99 14.2%
Two Turtledoves $125.00 $100.00 25.0%
Three French Hens $150.00 $150.00 0.0%
Four Calling Birds $519.96 $599.96 -13.3%
Five Gold Rings $645.00 $649.95 -0.8%
Six Geese-a-Laying $162.00 $150.00 8.0%
Seven Swans-a-Swimming $6,300.00 $5,600.00 12.5%
Eight Maids-a-Milking $58.00 $58.00 0.0%
Nine Ladies Dancing $6,294.03 $6,294.03 0.0%
Ten Lords-a-Leaping $4,766.70 $4,766.70 0.0%
Eleven Pipers Piping $2,427.60 $2,356.20 3.0%
Twelve Drummers Drumming $2,629.90 $2,552.55 3.0%
       
Total Christmas Price Index $24,263.18 $23,439.38 3.5%
True cost of Christmas in song1 $101,119.84 $96,824.29 4.4%

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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