Dec 4, 2008
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12 Days of Christmas: Gifting your true love is pricey this year!

Every year, for the past 24, PNC does a Christmas Price Index that calculates the cost of goods for every item in the song 12 Days of Christmas. This is surprisingly a good measure of the economy for the year and inflation. This year, the price is the highest ever at a whopping total of $21,080.10 for 2008, which is $1,573 more than 2007. Of course, if your true love is an online shopper, it’s going to cost them $31,957. If you buy all 364 gifts you will pay $86,608.

Here’s a helpful breakdown for the interested lovers out there:

A partridge in a pear tree – $219.99

Two turtle doves – $55.00

Three French hens – $30.00

Four calling birds – $599.96

Five golden rings – $349.95

Six geese-a-laying – $240.00

Seven swans-a-swimming – $5,600.00

Eight maids-a-milking – $52.40

Nine ladies dancing – $4,759.19

Ten lords-a-leaping – $4,413.61

Eleven pipers piping – $2,284.80

Twelve drummers drumming – $2,475.20

Gold is down but swans are up!

The Christmas Price Index chart for the last 24 years from PNC.

The Christmas Price Index chart for the last 24 years from PNC.

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