2013 Cost of Twelve Days of Christmas Up 7.7 Percent at $27K

2013 Christmas Price Index – Cost of Twelve Days of Christmas Up 7.7 Percent to $27,393.17

12daysofchristmasThe PNC Christmas Price Index® shows the current cost for one set of each of the gifts given in the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”

Item 2013 price 2012 price %Change
One Partridge in a Pear Tree $199.99 $204.99 -2.4%
Two Turtle Doves $125.00 $125.00 0.0%
Three French Hens $165.00 $165.00 0.0%
Four Calling Birds $599.96 $519.96 +15.4%
Five Golden Rings $750.00 $750.00 0.0%
Six Geese-a-Laying $210.00 $210.00 0.0%
Seven Swans-a-Swimming $7000.00 $7000.00 0.0%
Eight Maids-a-Milking $58.00 $58.00 0.0%
Nine Ladies Dancing $7552.84 $6,294.03 +20.0%
Ten Lords-a-Leaping $5,243.37 $4,766.70 +10.0%
Eleven Pipers Piping $2,635.20 $2,562.00 +2.9%
Twelve Drummers Drumming $2,854.50 $2,775.50 +2.9%
Total Christmas Price Index $27,393.17 $25,431.18
% Change 2013/2012 +7.7%

True Cost of Christmas (cumulative cost of all the gifts when you count each repetition in the song—364 gifts)

$114,651.18 $107,300.84 +6.9%
“Core” Index* (excluding swans) $20,393.17 $18,431.18 +10.6%

*Trumpeter swans are excluded from the Core Index because they have proven to be the most volatile part of The PNC Christmas Price Index®. Likewise, the federal government’s “core” Consumer Price Index (CPI) removes the most volatile items on their CPI, food and energy prices.

Via – PNC – Christmas Price Index (CPI)


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