Blame the birds, musicians and jewelry!
Geese-a-laying are up more than 29-percent this year. Three French Hens and Seven Swans-a-Swimming have also increased. The survey says this year's drought drove up feed costs for the birds. 11 pipers piping and 12 drummers drumming cost 5-and-a-half percent more this year. And five golden rings soared more than 16-percent thanks to rising gold prices.
If you're feeling thrifty, there is good news. Six items mentioned in the song have stayed the same price. They are: the Partridge, Two Turtle Doves, Four Calling Birds, Eight Maids-A-Milking, Nine Ladies Dancing and 10 Lords-A-Leaping.