Price Of 'Twelve Days Of Christmas' List Increases 6.1 Percent To $107K

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on November 26 2012 5:04 PM

If you wanted to buy the 364 items detailed in the "Twelve Days of Christmas" carol, you would have to shell out $107,300 this year, the Associated Press reports.

According to PNC Wealth Management’s annual Christmas Price Index, the items have increased in price a collective 6.1 percent since last year.

"The rise is larger than expected considering the modest economic growth we've had," said Jim Dunigan, managing executive of investments for PNC.

Six of the carol’s items that have not been subject to inflation include the maids-a-milking, ladies dancing, lords-a-leaping, calling birds, turtle doves and the partridge.

However, the price of a pear tree has increase 11.8 percent, costing $189.99 this year, when last year it cost $169.99.

The price of five gold rings this year is $750, a 16.3 percent increase. Three French hens cost $165 this year, as opposed to last year’s $150.

Some of the most expensive items on this list include the seven swans, costing $7,000, and the nine ladies dancing, costing $6,294.03.

Dunigan notes that the prices of various birds rose during 2011 due to drought, as corn and other feeding costs also increased.

"The geese were up 29.6 percent, and swans were up 11 percent," Dunigan said, adding.

As it nears the end of the shopping season, those looking to get their 12 days of Christmas shopping completed at the last minute will find better prices in traditional stores than online. Buying one of each item in the song will cost $24,431 in stores and $40,440 online.

According to Dunigan, this is due in part to the extra expense of shipping live birds, as well as the overall 1.5 percent increase in Internet costs over the last year.

None of the items saw a decrease in price this year. 

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