This list comes out every year. Since 1984, PNC Wealth Management has totaled up what all the items in The Twelve Days Of Christmas would actually cost.

Before we give you what it would cost in Jersey, here’s their list:

12. Drummers drumming: $2,854.80
11. Pipers piping: $2,635.20
10. Lords a-leaping: $5,508.70
9. Ladies dancing: $7,552.84
8. Maids a-milking: $58
7. Swans a-swimming: $13,125
6. Geese a-laying: $360
5. Golden rings: $750
4. Calling birds: $599.96
3. French hens: $181.50
2. Turtle doves: $290
1. Partridge in a pear tree: $214.99
You can check out the full 12 Days of Christmas price index here.

Now, adjusted for New Jersey pricing:

12. Drummers drumming: $14,500 (union drummers, prevailing wage)
11. Pipers piping: $2,635.20 + $500 each for NJ piper’s licensing requirement
10. Lords a-leaping: $22,450 (see reason for #12)
9. Ladies dancing: $5,508.70 + $20 per song for lap dances
8. Maids a-milking: $13,125 + onerous organic milk tax add $2,000
7. Swans a-swimming: $100,000 (due to fish and game licensing)
6. Geese a-laying: $360 (Canada geese however get in-state tuition)
5. Golden rings: $8 (hey, it’s Jersey, they fell off a truck)
4. Calling birds: $599.96 + $1,600 in fines for birds calling on handheld device
3. French hens: $181.50 + $1,000 for ESL classes
2. Turtle doves: $10,290 (includes wetlands violation fines)
1. Partridge in a pear tree: $20,214.99 ($214.99 for partridge and pear tree, $20,000 for property taxes on tree)