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12 Days of Christmas Items Cost A Little More In 2014

12-DaysCompared to the cost of six-geese-a-laying this time last year prices have spiked. However, the remaining 11 “Days of Christmas” experienced little, if any change this according to PNC Wealth Management Christmas Price Index’s 31st annual list. Sourced used by PNC include retailers, the Pennsylvania Ballet Company, PHILADANCO located in Philadelphia, and the National Aviary in Pittsburg.

If an individual were to purchase a gift set containing one of each of the items in the “12 Days of Christmas” verse it would cost $27,673. From last year, that is a jump of just 1% or $300. However, a much larger jump is associated with online shopping with an 8% increase over online prices in 2013 in which the same gift set would cost $42,959.

Combined, there are 364 items listed in the song and to purchase them all, a person would have to spend $116,273, which is just a 1.4% increase from last year’s holiday season.

According to PNC Wealth Management, to purchase the items in the “12 Days of Christmas” song, the cost breakdown would be as follows:

  • One Partridge – $20 ($15 in 2013)
  • One Pear Tree – $188 ($184 in 2013)
  • Two Turtle Doves – $125 (same in 2013)
  • Three French Hens – $181 ($165 in 2013)
  • Four Calling Birds (canaries) – $600 (same in 2013)
  • Five Gold Rings – $750 – (same in 2013)
  • Six Geese-a-Laying – $360 ($210 in 2013)
  • Seven Swans-a-Swimming – $7,000 (same in 2013)
  • Eight Maids-a-Milking – $58 (same in 2013)
  • Nine Ladies Dancing (one performance) – $7,553 (same in 2013)
  • Ten Lords-a-Leaping (one performance) – $5,348 ($5,243 in 2013)
  • Eleven Pipers Piping (one performance) – $2,635 (same in 2013)
  • Twelve Drummers Drumming (one performance) – $2,855 (same in 2013)

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