What '12 days of Christmas' would cost you today

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The Partridge costs $20 today, a $5 increase from last year, and the pear tree is up just $4 to a $188. That makes the partridge in the pear tree a total of $208.
Two turtle doves will put you back $125 this year.
Three French hens are up $16 this year, totaling $181.
Four calling birds (canaries) cost a whopping $600!
Five gold rings will put you back $750 this year.
Six geese-a-laying are much more expensive this year, at $360; last year they only cost $210.
Seven swans a-swimming are one of the most expensive in the list, totaling $7,000.
Eight maids a-milking are $58.
Nine ladies dancing (per performance) cost $7,553; the same price as last year.
10 lords a-leaping (per performance), $5,348; last year: $5,243.
11 pipers piping (per performance), $2,635; last year: same.
12 drummers drumming (per performance), $2,855, the same price as last year.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The cost of six geese-a-laying spiked considerably this year, while most of the items in the carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas," saw little to no increase, according to the 31st annual PNC Wealth Management Christmas Price Index.

A set of gifts in each verse of the song would set you back $27,673 in stores, an increase of less than $300 - or 1 percent - from last year. But shoppers turning to the Internet would see a bigger bump of about 8 percent over last year's online prices, bringing the set of gifts in each verse to $42,959. Buyers looking to purchase all the items each time they were mentioned in the song - 364 that is - would spend $116,273, a modest 1.4 percent increase from a year ago.

PNC's sources for the Christmas Price Index include retailers, the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia-based PHILADANCO and the Pennsylvania Ballet Company.

Take a look at the slideshow above from PNC Wealth Management and see what each item would cost you today.

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