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What would the 12 Days of Christmas cost?

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- What's the cost of the "The Twelve Days of Christmas?"

The PNC Wealth Management Christmas Price Index says to buy every item -- from 12 drummers drumming to a partridge and a pear tree -- would cost about $27,673.

That's up one percent or nearly $300 from last year.

But buying those same items on the Internet will cost $42,959, about 8 percent more than last year's Internet price.

And if you are looking to purchase all the items each time they're mentioned in the song -- that's 364 mentions of one item or another -- you would spend $116,273. That's a modest 1.4 percent increase from a year ago.

Here is a look at the full set of prices from PNC Wealth Management:

-- Partridge, $20; last year: $15

-- Pear tree, $188; last year: $184

-- Two turtle doves, $125; last year: same

-- Three French hens, $181; last year: $165

-- Four calling birds (canaries), $600; last year: same

-- Five gold rings, $750; last year: same

-- Six geese-a-laying, $360; last year: $210

-- Seven swans a-swimming, $7,000; last year: same

-- Eight maids a-milking, $58; last year: same

-- Nine ladies dancing (per performance), $7,553; last year: same

-- 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; last year: same

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