How much does it cost to buy the 12 days of Christmas?

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(WFXR) — It’s a common and popular Christmas song, the 12 days of Christmas.

While you may start humming the melody right now, do you know how much it would cost to buy each item on the list?

Below is a breakdown of each individual item on the list:

ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME:

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The Patridge in a Pear Tree is up 6 percent this year mainly because of the rising cost of the tree.

ON THE SECOND DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME:

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You will be paying 50 percent more for the turtle doves.

ON THE THIRD DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME:

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Three French Hens will cost you more than 40 percent this year.

ON THE FOURTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME:

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Four Calling Birds had no change, but you will still be paying a steep price.

ON THE FIFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME:

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Get ready to shell out 8.5 percent more for those five gold rings. The price increase is a reflection of gold commodity and retail price increases.

ON THE SIXTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME:

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While many people are not fans of geese, these birds are worth 57 percent more this year, making it the highest increase of any gift in the song.

ON THE SEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME:

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Swans are typically the most expensive gift on the Christmas list in the song, but this year the cost of seven swans-a-swimming hasn’t changed from 2019.

ON THE EIGHTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME:

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The Federal Minimum Wage hasn’t changed and therefore the cost of the maids-a-milking hasn’t changed.

ON THE NINTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME:

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The price of the nine ladies dancing hasn’t increased since 2019.

ON THE TENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME:

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However, the price for the Lords-a-leaping has increased nearly 13 percent.

ON THE ELEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME:

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If you are thinking of a live musical performance with pipers you will be paying seven percent more.

ON THE TWELFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE SENT TO ME:

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You will also be paying seven percent more for the drummers drumming.

If you were to buy all these items, you would have a grand total of:

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This total cost includes 364 presents which count each repetition of the song. This cost is 5.4 percent more than in 2019. If you were to buy all the items just once it would total: $41,205.58.

The cheapest year for the 12 days of Christmas was in 1995 where it totaled 17,915.25.

All the data collected is provided by PNC.

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