Whilst you’re finishing your holidays preparations, and putting the last gifts under the tree or filling the stockings you’ve hung by the chimney with care, there may be Christmas music playing. As you inevitably hear the 12 Days of Christmas, and try to remember the order, have you ever wondered the cost of all the items listed?
For the 36th year, the PNC Christmas Price Index is out to let you know just how much it would cost if you were to buy each item in the 12 days.
This year the total of the 12 Days of gifts comes to $38,993.59 a modest year-over-year increase but a whopping 95% increase from the first Christmas Price Index in 1984.
If you were to include the total gifts from each repetition in the 12 Days of Christmas song (364 presents) the total is a budget busting $170,298.03!
The Geese A Laying once again had the biggest jump in price this year, costing an extra 7.7%, totalling $420 in 2019. The five Gold Rings reflected a rebound in commodity prices with a 10% increase, ringing in at $825. The highest priced item of the 12 Days remains the Seven Swans-A-Swimming at $13,125.
For a full breakdown of the PNC Christmas Price Index visit pncchristmaspriceindex.com and check out the DIY Craft Projects for each of the Days to create your own version of the 12 Days of Christmas.