Christmas Costs

Inflation, as measured by the Christmas Index, based on purchasing all 12 items in “The Twelve Days of Christmas”, rose 4.8% in 2012 and now stands at $25,431.18. The index rose 3.5% in 2011 and 9.2% in 2010. The most expensive item; seven Swans-a-Swimming at $6,300, six Geese-a-Laying rose 29.6% and now cost $210. In a good sign for housing, pear tree prices, the home for the partridge, jumped 11.8%!

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