Tooth fairy suffers from price inflation across America – as New York City kids claim $13.25 PER TOOTH!
- The Tooth Fairy left $225 million under kid’s pillows nationwide last year
- A recent study found that parents across the country are digging deeper into their pockets when their little ones lose a tooth
- The study found that parents playing the Tooth Fairy in New York City give their kids $13.25 per tooth and parents in Los Angeles give $9.69
- In 2014, parents paid an average of $4.36 for each lost tooth, up 25 percent from 2013, when the average was $3.50
The days of kids with missing teeth looking under their pillows to find a shiny quarter from the Tooth Fairy are over, nowadays the winged, dust-wielding fairy is shelling out the big bucks, a recent survey says.
A recent survey by oral-healthcare company Sunstar Gum found that parents across the country are digging deeper into their pockets when their little ones lose a tooth.
However, the amount varies across the country with kids in New York city raking in $13.25 for every molar, bicuspid, or incisor, according to Yahoo Parenting.
The company questioned 1,000 families earlier this month, focusing on five cities: New York City, NY; Los Angeles, CA.; Boston, MA, Chicago, IL. and Dallas/Houston, TX.
The survey found that, in Los Angeles, kid’s teeth go for, on average, $9.69, Chicago ($5.85), Dallas/Houston ($5.28), and Boston ($5.02).
While Los Angeles and New York parents may give seemingly large amounts, Yahoo Parenting found that most parents across the country give their children between $1 and $5 when playing the Tooth Fairy.
Tooth Fairy Payments in Five Cities
New York, NY: $13.25
Los Angeles, Ca: $9.69
Chicago, IL: $5.85
Dallas/Houston, TX: $5.28
Boston, MA: $5.02
*The above is based on a recent survey conducted by oral-healthcare company Sunstar Gum
In fact, some of Yahoo Parenting’s respondents were outraged by the city folk’s excessive payments.
During an informal Facebook survey on the matter, parents around the country recalled their own days as gap-toothed children, receiving quarters from the Tooth Fairy
A Colorado mom wrote: ‘$13??? $13!!! Not here!! We leave $5 and I cringe at that.’
Though some may cringe at the tooth fairy’s lavish payouts, experts at Delta Dental Plans Association say her generosity has increased since 2013.
In 2014, parents paid an average of $4.36 for each lost tooth, up 25 percent from 2013, when the average was $3.50.
Delta Dental reports that 81 percent of U.S. parents played the Tooth Fairy in 2014, exchanging money for a tooth as their children slept and only 17 percent reported that their children weren’t happy with their gift.
The study also concluded the average tooth price by U.S. region: Midwest, $2.83; Northeast, $4.16; West, $4.68 and $5.16 in the South.
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