The True Cost Of “The 12 Days Of Christmas”

Have you ever wondered how much it would cost you if you actually bought your “true love” all of the gifts mentioned in the classic holiday song “The 12 Days of Christmas?” Well, the numbers have been crunched and now we know that if you want to recreate the song, it’s going to set you back a lot more this year.

PNC’s 39th annual Christmas Price Index is out, revealing that the cost for buying the dozen items has hit a record high. According to the financial services firm, buying all those gifts for your true love will run you about $45,523.27, a 10.5% increase from last year. Broken down by each gift, the costs are:

  • One Partridge in a Pear Tree - $280.18
  • Two Turtle Doves - $600
  • Three French Hens - $318.75
  • Four Calling Birds - $599.96
  • Five Golden Rings - $1,245
  • Six Geese a-Laying - $720
  • Seven Swans a-Swimming - $13,124.93
  • Eight Maids a-Milking - $58
  • Nine Ladies Dancing - $8,308.12
  • Ten Lords a-Leaping - $13,980
  • Eleven Pipers Piping - $3,021.40
  • Twelve Drummers Drumming - $3,266.93

Sure, $45-grand sounds like a lot, but if you bought all of the items repeated in all of the song’s verses - 364 in all - it would cost a staggering $197,071.99. That’s an increase of 9.8% from 2021.

Source: CNN

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