The cost of just about everything is going up these days, including all the stuff in "The 12 Days of Christmas." For the past 38 years, PNC has calculated exactly how much it would cost to acquire 12 drummers drumming, five golden rings, a partridge in a pear tree and all the rest. And the total cost in 2021 is $41,205.58. That's an increase of 5.7% over 2019.
The most expensive item on the list: seven swans a-swimming at $13,125 -- but that's the same as it was two years ago. The cheapest: eight maids a-milking at $58, since the federal minimum wage hasn't gone up. The biggest increase is for six geese a-laying, up 57% to $660. And if you're in the market for jewelry, five gold rings will run you $895, up 8.5%.
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