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Lords a-leaping is the U.S. economy slow to recover!

The cost of 10 lords a-leaping increased 3 percent over last year, but nine of the other 12 gifts listed in the carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas” stayed the same price as last year, according to the 32nd annual PNC Wealth Management Christmas Price Index released Monday.

A buyer who purchased all the items each time they are mentioned in the song would spend $155,407.18.

The full set of prices:

Partridge, $25; last year: $20

Pear tree, $190; last year: $188

Two turtle doves, $290; last year: $260

Three French hens, $182; last year: same

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

Five gold rings, $750; last year: same

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

Seven swans a-swimming, $13,125; 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), $5,508; last year: $5,348

11 pipers piping (per performance), $2,635; last year: same

12 drummers drumming (per performance), $2,855; last year: same

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