Christmas Price Index, 2016
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 |
|One Partridge in a Pear Tree||$209.99||-2.3%|
|Three French Hens||$181.50||0.0%|
|Four Calling Birds||$599.96||0.0%|
|Five Gold Rings||$750.00||0.0%|
|Nine Ladies Dancing||$7,552.84||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
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