Tooth Fairy Paying a Lot More This Year
$3.70 per tooth; that's a 23% jump over 2012
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 30, 2013 8:16 AM CDT

(Newser) – The days of finding a quarter under your pillow are long gone: The Tooth Fairy no longer leaves loose change. Kids this year are getting an average of $3.70 per lost tooth, a 23% jump over last year's rate of $3 a tooth, according to a new survey by payment processor Visa Inc., released today. That's a 42% spike from the $2.60 per tooth that the Tooth Fairy gave in 2011.

How much kids are getting from the Tooth Fairy depends on where they live. Kids in the Northeast are getting the most, according to the Visa study, at $4.10 per tooth. In the West and South, kids received $3.70 and $3.60 per tooth, respectively. Midwestern kids received the least, at $3.30 a tooth.

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Sep 3, 2013 11:36 AM CDT
I could foresee a spate of inner-city chil'ens getting their teef knocked out by mammy's frying pan, Toof Fairy $ going for crack cocaine. I write "could" what for the vast majority of inner city mammies not being able to read, this story going largely unnoted.
Aug 30, 2013 12:27 PM CDT
My dentist is the big winner when I loose teeth now days.
Aug 30, 2013 9:40 AM CDT
You'll get change and like it!!! Now eat your gruel and shut up!!!