For the 37th year, the PNC Christmas Price Index (CPI) has been compiled to let you know just how much it would cost if you were to buy each item in the 12 Days of Christmas. For 2020 the cost Christmas Price Index has dropped dramatically from 2019. Even with the livestock prices rising, the global pandemic has had led to the cancellation of most live performances meaning the dancers and musicians are not available to be included in the index.
The total cost of the 2020 CPI comes in at just $16,168.14, a drop of 58.5% over the 2019 tally. This is the lowest total since the CPI began in 1984.
If one was to purchase all the gifts given by the True Love including each repetition of the song, totaling 364 presents at $105,561.80. Due to the exclusion of live performances the 2020 gifts cost 38% less than in 2019.
Individually, Two Turtle Doves have the largest year over year increase, rising by 50%, with the always costly Six Geese-A-Laying 35.7% higher than last year. The most expensive day of the twelve is once again, the Seven Swans A-Swimming, the same cost as last year.
For a full breakdown of the costs of each day 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 with your family.