The Tooth Fairy comes by whenever a child’s tooth falls out to collect the tooth in exchange for some money. You might be surprised how much the Tooth Fairy’s rate changes per state…
On average across the United States the Tooth Fairy pays $4.57 per tooth.
The states where the per tooth rates awarded by the Tooth Fairy are the highest are as follows:
The states where the per tooth rates awarded by the Tooth Fairy are the lowest are as follows:
While the average is $4.57 per tooth across the US, a $5 bill is probably a good amount to give when your child loses a tooth. This figure has increased dramatically over the past two decades. At the turn of the century the average amount given for a tooth was $1.50. That figure has jumped over 300% over the last 20 years. If this rate is maintained for the next 20 years you will be paying $14 per tooth in the year 2040!
Delta Dental has been tracking the average rate that the Tooth Fairy has been paying since 1998. They are projecting the 2022 rate to be $5.36 per tooth.