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The Associated Press, Published on Mon Dec 02 2013
  • Unknown-9  SONG:  TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
  • If “your true love was to give all these items in the song for twelve days it would cost him/her a whopping $114,651 or more than 6.9 per cent then last year.  Since this was 2013, add a couple of thousand more dollars.  LOL

                                                                                     Seven swans cost $7,000 this year, 2013

                                                        a single partridge went from $12.57 to $15 during the same period.

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                                 One pear tree to put that partridge in? Thirty years ago it cost $19.95, but will now set you back $184.

 

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The cost of nine ladies dancing is now $7,553, or 20 per cent more than last year’s $6,294,

 

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while 10 lords-a-leaping jumped 10 per cent, to $5,243.

Seven items on the list cost the same as they did last year, including gold rings and turtle doves, while pipers piping, drummers drumming and the pear tree showed only modest changes up or down.

The swans are the most expensive item at $1,000 each.

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The eight maids-a-milking still cost a total of just $58 because the federal minimum wage hasn’t risen.

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At $7.25 each, they’re the least expensive gifts in the song.

PNC Financial Services Group Inc. checks jewelry stores, dance companies, pet stores and other sources to compile the list. Among its sources this year were the National Aviary in Pittsburgh and the Philadelphia-based Pennsylvania Ballet Company.

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