The cost of the 12 days of Christmas
We all know the classic Christmas carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas” and it’s long list of extravagant gifts that were given to the subject’s true love. What we don’t know, is how expensive that particular Christmas was.
For 35 years now, a company called PNC Financial Services Group has calculated the cost of those gifts. Here’s the 2018 results:
A partridge in a pear tree: $220.13.
Two turtle doves: $375.
Three French hens: $181.50.
Four calling birds: $599.96.
Five golden rings: $750.
Six geese a-laying: $390.
Seven swans a-swimming: $13,125.
Eight maids a-milking: $58.
Nine ladies dancing: $7,552.84.
10 lords a-leaping: $10,000.
11 pipers piping: $2,804.40.
12 drummers drumming: $3,038.10.
That brings the total to $39,094.93 for one single Christmas. Now that’s true love.