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Christmas Price Index, 2016

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The true cost of Christmas in song is $155,407.18

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

2016 % Change
from 2015
One Partridge in a Pear Tree $209.99 -2.3%
Two Turtledoves $375.00 29.3%
Three French Hens $181.50 0.0%
Four Calling Birds $599.96 0.0%
Five Gold Rings $750.00 0.0%
Six Geese-a-Laying $360.00 0.0%
Seven Swans-a-Swimming $13,125.00 0.0%
Eight Maids-a-Milking $58.00 0.0%
Nine Ladies Dancing $7,552.84 0.0%
Ten Lords-a-Leaping $5,508.70 0.0%
Eleven Pipers Piping $2,708.40 2.8%
Twelve Drummers Drumming $2,934.10 2.8%
     
Total Christmas Price Index $34,363.49 0.7%
True cost of Christmas in song1 $156,507.88 0.7%

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
U.S. Economy and the Federal Budget
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