Cost of the 12 Days of Christmas in 2017
Each year the Consumer Price Index releases their annual cost of the 12 Day of Christmas.
This year the 12 total gifts will cost slightly more than last. In 2016 the price of the '12 days’ totaled $34, 363.49 compared to this year’s $34,558.65.
Here in 2017 nine of the gifts held steady but three of the gifts saw an increase ranging from 2% to 10%. The three that saw cost increase are: the partridge in a pear tree, the five gold rings, and the 10 lords-a-leaping.
Here’s the breakdown of cost for the 12 days:
A Partridge in a pear tree in 2017 will cost $220 as compared to $210 last year. The partridge price remand the same but it was the pear tree that made the price go up.
Two Turtle Doves are priced the same as 2016 at $375.
Three French hens are the same price this year at $182.
Four calling birds held the line at $600.
Five Golden Rings did go up this year to $825 compared to last years $750. It was the popularity of the gold that made the price go up.
Six Geese-a-laying is the same in 2017 as in 2016 at $360.
Seven Swans-a-swimming is one of the most expensive items on the list, although, it held steady from 2016 to 2017 at $13, 125. Swan price remand the same because feed price held steady.
Eight Maids-a-milking did not increase in 2017 and stayed at $58.
Nine Ladies dancing, the most expensive item in the 12 days remained unchanged at $7,553.
Ten Lords-a-leaping did go up this year and it was the only labor group that saw an increase after two years of staying steady. In 2017 the price is $5, 619, up $110 from 2016.
Eleven Pipers piping remained unchanged from last year at $2,708.
Twelve Drummers drumming had a 0% change from last, holding at $2, 934.
Total cost of the Twelve Days of Christmas is $34, 559 in 2017.