The best bargain was the 8 milking maids: $58 - they get Federal minimum wage which is $7.50/hour. At the other extreme the 7 swans-a-swimming were $7,000 (hard to believe the number). 9 ladies dancing were $7,552.84.
It said if you shopped on-line it would cost $42,959.07 - shipping some of the large and sometimes squawky and squirmy items is expensive.
Hmm: at Amazon these swans-a-swimming were only $6.79 with free shipping. They had some more expensive ones, but none near $1,000.