Seven swans cost $7,000 this year, 2013
a single partridge went from $12.57 to $15 during the same period.
One pear tree to put that partridge in? Thirty years ago it cost $19.95, but will now set you back $184.
The cost of nine ladies dancing is now $7,553, or 20 per cent more than last year’s $6,294,
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.
The eight maids-a-milking still cost a total of just $58 because the federal minimum wage hasn’t risen.
At $7.25 each, they’re the least expensive gifts in the song.