According to the PNC Wealth Management, the cost of putting together this Christmas hamper extraordinaire have gone up considerably since last year:
- a partridge in a pear tree alone will cost you around $165 a set - a 13.8% increase since 2006.
- four calling birds about $600 compared to $480 last year.
- labour costs (milking maids, leaping lords, piping pipers, and drumming drummers) have gone up.
- gold and geese are much more expensive than they were last year.
In total, this year's basic "12 Days" package would set you back about $19,507. And if you give the multiple sets specified in the lyrics it all adds up to about $78,100.
Copyright Enough Wealth 2007