Cite

Christmas Price Index, 2011-2012

The true cost of Christmas in song is $107,300.00

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 2012 % Change from 2011
One Partridge in a Pear Tree $184.99 $204.99 10.8%
Two Turtledoves $125.00 $125.00 0.0%
Three French Hens $150.00 $165.00 10.0%
Four Calling Birds $519.96 $519.96 0.0%
Five Gold Rings $645.00 $750.00 16.3%
Six Geese-a-Laying $162.00 $210.00 29.6%
Seven Swans-a-Swimming $6,300.00 $7,000.00 11.1%
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 $2,562.00 5.5%
Twelve Drummers Drumming $2,629.90 $2,775.50 5.5%
       
Total Christmas Price Index $24,263.18 $25,431.18 4.8%
True cost of Christmas in song1 $101,119.84 $107,300.00 6.1%

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.
PNC Wealth Management, /node/80738

Related Links

Christmas
Christmas Price Index, 2006-2007 U.S. Economy and the Federal Budget
Did you know?
For more than a billion Muslims around the world, Ramadan is a "month of blessing" marked by prayer, fasting, and charity.
U.S. Economy and the Federal Budget