Tooth Fairy Payouts Hit an All-Time High
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If you think inflation is bad, just be happy you’re not the Tooth Fairy.
Payouts for teeth just hit an ALL-TIME HIGH… and now the Tooth Fairy can’t go out and pick up a tooth and a dozen eggs for $10 total.
Delta Dental‘s 25th annual Tooth Fairy Poll just came out…and they found the national average is now $6.23 per tooth. That’s up 87 cents from last year, and $2.20 from three years ago, pre-pandemic.
Kids in the South get the biggest payouts at $6.59 per tooth. Kids out West are next at $6.25…then the Northeast at $6.14 … and the Midwest is lower at “just” $5.63 a tooth.
Over the past 25 years, the average Tooth Fairy payout has surged 379% from $1.30 to $6.23 per tooth. At this rate, by 2048, the Tooth Fairy will be leaving a whopping $30 under the pillow for a single tooth.
SOURCE: Delta Dental