Apparently the Tooth Fairy is feeling a little more generous this year...The insurance company Delta Dental has something called the Tooth Fairy Index, which tracks how much the Tooth Fairy leaves for a tooth. And the average payout jumped 33 cents to over $4.00 per tooth.
The national average now sits at $4.03, up from $3.70 last year. But that's still lower than the all-time high of more than $4.50 in 2017. Kids in the northeast are currently getting the biggest payouts at $4.35 on average. In the south, it's 4.01...out west, $3.97....and kids in the midwest are getting hosed, at just $3.71 per tooth.
So is four bucks a tooth fair? Or too much? Another recent survey asked over 7,500 people. And 53% said somewhere between $1 and $5 sounds about right. Eleven per cent said less than $1 per tooth...3% said more than $20...and roughly 1 in 7 Americans think kids should get nothing from the Tooth Fairy.
SOURCE: Delta Dental
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