The price of partridges, pear trees and turtle doves has spiked, pushing the cost of every item mentioned in the carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas" above $100,000 for the first time.
The 364 items repeated across all the song's verses would cost $101,119, an increase of 4.4 percent over last year.
(The broader government Consumer Price Index increased by 3.9 percent over the same period.)
Folks with the money to spend would end up with 12 drummers drumming, 22 pipers piping, 30 lords-a-leaping, 36 ladies dancing, 40 maids-a-milking, 42 swans-a-swimming, 42 geese-a-laying, 40 gold rings, 36 calling birds, 30 French hens, 22 turtle doves, and 12 partridges in pear trees.
(The price does not include bird maintenance.)
But buying just one set of each verse in the song will cost $24,263 this year—a 3.5 percent rise.
Eleven pipers piping will set you back $2,427, while seven swans-a-swimming cost $6,300.
Six items didn't go up in cost this year: French hens, calling birds, gold rings, maids-a-milking, ladies dancing and lords-a-leaping. Pipers piping and drummers drumming rose 3 percent. The partridge is still the cheapest item, at $15, and swans the most expensive.