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Christmas Price Index, 2013-2014

The true cost of Christmas in song is $116,273.08

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

2014 2013 % Change
from 2013
One Partridge in a Pear Tree $207.68 $199.99 3.8%
Two Turtledoves $125.00 $125.00 0.0%
Three French Hens $181.50 $165.00 10.0%
Four Calling Birds $599.96 $599.96 0.0%
Five Gold Rings $750.00 $750.00 0.0%
Six Geese-a-Laying $360.00 $210.00 71.4%
Seven Swans-a-Swimming $7,000.00 $7,000.00 0.0%
Eight Maids-a-Milking $58.00 $58.00 0.0%
Nine Ladies Dancing $7,552.84 $7,552.84 0.0%
Ten Lords-a-Leaping $5,348.24 $5,243.37 2.0%
Eleven Pipers Piping $2,635.20 $2,635.20 0.0%
Twelve Drummers Drumming $2,854.80 $2,854.80 0.0%
       
Total Christmas Price Index $27,673.22 $27,393.17 1.0%
True cost of Christmas in song1 $116,273.08 $114,651.18 1.4%

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.
Source: PNC Wealth Management, Christmas Price Index

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