The Cost of the Twelve Days of Christmas


It’s going to cost more this year.  Buying the partridge isn’t bad, but the price of pear trees has skyrocketed.

Getting everything to complete the song is going to set you back $34,588.65 this year, according to PNC’s annual index. 

“There were three main categories where price did increase,” Rob Tacey of PNC tells NewsRadio 740 KTRH.  “The pear tree for the partridge in the pear tree, the rise in gold due to the increase in demand, and the lords a leaping.”

It’’s the labor costs that are driving the hardest bargain this year.

▪ One partridge in a pear tree $219.95

▪ Two turtle doves $375

▪ Three French hens $181.50

▪ Four calling birds $599.96

▪ Five Gold Rings $825

▪ Six geese-a-laying $360

▪ Seven swans-a-swimming $13,125

▪ Eight maids-a-milking $58.00

▪ Nine ladies dancing $7,552.84

▪ 10 lords-a-leaping $5,618.90

▪ 11 pipers piping $2,708.40

▪ 12 drummers drumming $2,934.10


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