Cost of gifts from ’12 Days of Christmas’ carol? $27,393
Eyeing the set of gifts referenced in the “12 Days of Christmas” for your true love?
The set of gifts, which include milking maids, pear trees and French hens, will cost you $27,393, according to a tongue-in-cheek price index.
That’s up 7.7% from last year, according to PNC Wealth Management, the firm that for 30 years has compiled the Christmas Price Index.
Since the index was first compiled in 1983, year-over-year inflation increases have averaged 2.9%.
Here’s a breakdown of the cost of the 12 gifts:
One partridge in a pear tree: $200
Two turtledoves: $125
Three French hens: $165
Four calling birds: $600
Five gold rings: $750
Six geese: $210
Seven swans: $7,000
Eight milking maids: $58 (if they’re paid the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour)
Nine ladies dancing: $7,553
10 leaping lords: $5,243
11 pipers piping: $2,635
12 drummers: $2,855
Note: The drummers, dancing ladies, leaping lords, piping pipers are not bought; their services are rented.
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