The Price of True Love
The price of giving all the items in the song "The 12 Days of Christmas" went up less than 2 percent in 1994, under the current annual rate of inflation of 2.6 percent.
|1||Partridge in a pear tree||35 |
|2||Turtle doves||50 |
|3||French hens||15 |
|4||Calling birds||280 |
|5||Gold rings||450 |
|9||Pipers piping||2,607 |
|10||Ladies dancing||3,013 |
|12||Drummers drumming||1,201 |
Total to give gifts once: £15,944
Total to give as in song*: £73,345
*Singing the song in its entirety results in 364 presents: 12 partridges, 36 calling birds, 40 maids, etc.