By the Numbers: The cost of The 'Twelve Days of Christmas in 2012'
Christmas is 12 days away. Ever wonder how much the “The Twelve Days of Christmas” would cost in 2012?
Day 1: A partridge in a pear tree. A partridge is just $15, but the price of a pear tree is $189.
Day 2 and 3: Two turtle doves and three French hens run around $290, but if you don't mind them frozen you can get them for $80 at a grocery store.
Day 4: Four calling birds will cost $519.96, but you can download four birds calling on iTunes for $0.99.
Day 5: Five golden rings will run you $750.
Day 6: Six geese a-laying will cost $210.
Day 7: Seven swans a swimming will have you swimming in debt at the cost of $7,000.
Day 8: Eight Maids a milking won't milk your wallet based on the current minimum wage for an unskilled labor. They'll only run you $58.
Day 9: Nine ladies dancing will cost a hefty $6,294! There are bargains available, but rhythm is not guaranteed.
Day 10: Ten Lords a leaping is $4,766, Again, there are lower priced, less-talented options available.
Day 11 and Day 12: 11 union pipers piping and 12 drummers drumming will run you over $5,000.
The total for all 12 days? $107,300! With those prices, maybe it'll be better to wrap some socks and a X-Box.
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