Tooth Fairy Inflation

Kids losing teeth is tangential to our Gastrokid mission I’m the first to admit but there’s a great story in the UK Daily Mail today about the high cost of playing tooth fairly nowadays.

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In the UK, researchers (who are these people?) have looked at the amount of compensation the "tooth fairy" hands out for each kiddie tooth lost. Twenty five years ago, a gap-toothed child might expect to get 25p (50 cents) under his or her pillow in exchange for a missing molar. Today, the average recompense is £1.05.

That, Gastrokid readers, is a 500 per cent raise in the last two decades and translates into a £20 million industry each year. Not bad work if you can get it!

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One Response to Tooth Fairy Inflation

  1. JS says:

    We (that is, the Tooth Fairy) just paid $1 last Saturday. And he was happy to get it.

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