Dec 01, 2014
By Jane Brown
It’s that time of year when the cost of the gifts in The Twelve Days of Christmas is tallied up. This year, there’s little to no increase.
According to the 31st annual PNC Wealth Management Christmas Price Index, a set of gifts in each verse of the song would set you back just under $27,673 in stores, an increase of less than $300 or 1 percent from last year.
Only the cost of six geese-a-laying spiked considerably this year, from $210 last year to $360 this year.
The most expensive item on the list is nine ladies dancing. A single performance would be just over $7553, the same as last year.
Here’s a look at the full set of prices from PNC Wealth Management:
Partridge, $20; last year: $15
Pear tree, $188; last year: $184
Two turtle doves, $125; last year: same
Three French hens, $181; last year: $165
Four calling birds (canaries), $600; last year: same
Five gold rings, $750; last year: same
Six geese-a-laying, $360; last year: $210
Seven swans a-swimming, $7,000; last year: same
Eight maids a-milking, $58; last year: same
Nine ladies dancing (per performance), $7,553; last year: same
10 lords a-leaping (per performance), $5,348; last year: $5,243
11 pipers piping (per performance), $2,635; last year: same
12 drummers drumming (per performance), $2,855; last year: same