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Christmas Price Index, 2006-7

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 13.8%
 Partridge 15.00 15.00 0.00
 Pear Tree 149.99 129.99 15.40
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 0.00
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 $19,507.25 $18,920.59 3.10%
True Cost of Christmas in song1 $78,100.10 $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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