PNC Financial just released their annual study on what it would cost to buy everything from the song. And this year, you'd have to spend . . . $27,393.17. That's up 7.7% from last year, when it cost $25,431.18. But that's only the price if you buy everything ONCE. Technically, if you want to go by the song, every day you have to RE-BUY everything from previous days. Like, on day three, you'd give three French hens . . . but also two more turtle doves and another partridge in a pear tree. So if you follow it that way, you'd spend $114,651.18. The cost increase this year comes from a 10% rise in the price of hiring 10 lords-a-leaping . . . apparently men who can jump are at a premium in late 2013? Also, the price of four calling birds is up 15.4% and nine ladies dancing is up 20%.
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