U.S. Economy and the Federal Budget: Christmas Price Index, 2007-2008
The true cost of Christmas in song is $86,608.51
Every year since 1984, PNC Wealth Management has calculated the cost of the gifts in the classic holiday song The Twelve Days of Christmas."
|2009||% Change from 2008|
|One Partridge in a Pear Tree||$159.99||-27.3%|
|Three French Hens||45.00||50%|
|Four Calling Birds||599.96||0%|
|Five Gold Rings||$499.95||42.9%|
|Nine Ladies Dancing||5,473.07||15%|
|Eleven Pipers Piping||$2,284.80||0%|
|Twelve Drummers Drumming||$2,475.20||0%|
|Total Christmas Price Index||$21,465.56||1.8%|
|True cost of Christmas in song1||$87,402.81||0.9%|
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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|Christmas Price Index, 2006-2007||U.S. Economy and the Federal Budget|
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