How much does “true love” cost?

The Twelve Days of Christmas costs what?  Every year, the PNC Wealth Management Christmas Price Index brings “The 12 Days of Christmas” carol lyrics to life by revealing how much each item mentioned in the song’s lyrics would cost in the present day.

If someone’s “true love” bought all of the gifts mentioned in the holiday classic, then the bill would come out to $27,673.22 in 2014, according to the bank, which gathered data from the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, PHILADANCO (The Philadelphia Dance Company) and the Pennsylvania Ballet Company.

Here is the full list:

  1. Partridge ($20 up from $15 last year) and the Pear tree ($188, last year $184) = $208
  2. Two turtle doves, $125
  3. Three French hens, $181 (last year: $165)
  4. Four calling birds (canaries), $600
  5. Five gold rings, $750
  6. Six geese-a-laying, $360 (last year: $210 what a jump in price!)
  7. Seven swans a-swimming, $7,000
  8. Eight maids a-milking, $58
  9. Nine ladies dancing (per performance), $7,553
  10. 10 lords a-leaping (per performance), $5,348 (last year: $5,243)
  11. 11 pipers piping (per performance), $2,635
  12. 12 drummers drumming (per performance), $2,855

So are your really ready to lay out the bucks for your “true love’s” gift?

twelve days of christmas

Vicki Reed

 

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