Cost of the 12 Days of Christmas

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The 12 items rattled off in the classic carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas" would cost $34,558.65 in 2017, an increase of 0.6 percent (or $195.16, to be exact) over last year, according to the annual Christmas Price Index compiled by PNC Wealth Management.

PNC Financial Services Group Inc. checks jewelry stores, dance companies, pet stores and other sources to compile the annual list. Here are the costs of each item, broken out by verse:

12 Drummers Drumming -- $2,934.10 (unchanged from 2016)

11 Pipers Piping -- $2,708.40 (unchanged from 2016)

10 Lords-A-Leaping -- $5,618.90 (2% increase from 2016)

Nine Ladies Dancing -- $7,552.84 (unchanged from 2016)

Eight Maids-A-Milking -- $58 (unchanged from 2016)

Seven Swans-A-Swimming -- $13,125 (unchanged from 2016) (FreeImages.com/emilija uzukauskiene)

Six Geese-A-Laying -- $360 (unchanged from 2016)

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Five Golden Rings -- $825 (10% increase from 2016)

Four Calling Birds -- $599.96 (unchanged from 2016)

Three French Hens -- $181.50 (unchanged from 2016)

Two Turtle Doves -- $375 (unchanged from 2016)

A Partridge In A Pear Tree -- $219/95 (4.7% decrease from 2016)

These items cost a total of $34,363.49 in 2016, according to PNC Wealth Management.

Buying the 364 items repeated across all the song's verses would cost $157,558 in 2017, an increase of 0.7 percent over last year.

To find out more about the 34th annual PNC Wealth Management Christmas Price Index, visit www.pncchristmaspriceindex.com.