Every year, the people at PNC Wealth Management calculate their "Christmas Price Index" ... which looks at all of the items in the song "The 12 Days of Christmas" and figures out how much it would cost to buy all of them.
This year, if you wanted to buy everything from the song once, it would cost you $25, 431.18. That's up 4.8% from last year.
Here's the full breakdown...
-- A partridge in a pear tree. The partridge is $15, the pear tree is $189.99
-- Two Turtle Doves. They cost $125 or $62.50 per dove
-- Three French hens. These are $165, or $55 per hen
-- Four calling birds. The price is the same as last year, $519.96, or $129.99 each.
-- Five Gold Rings. These are now $750, or $150 per ring.
-- Six Geese-a-flying. These are $210 or $35 per goose.
-- Seven Swans-a-swimming. This is the most expensive item on the list, at $7,000, or $1,000 per swan.
-- Eight maids-a-milking. They'll cost $58.. in other words, each one gets one hour of minimum wage at $7.25.
-- Nine ladies dancing. Getting nine dancers cost $6, 294.03, or just under $700 per person.
-- Ten lords-a-leaping. That's $4,766.70 or $476.67 each.
-- Eleven pipers piping. They cost $2,562 or $232.90 each.
-- Twelve drummers drumming. They cost $2,775.50, or $231.30 each.
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