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Sum kids get from the Tooth Fairy on the rise

Friday, August 30, 2013
In this film publicity image released by 20th Century Fox, Julie Andrews, right, is shown in a scene fron The Tooth Fairy.

In this film publicity image released by 20th Century Fox, Julie Andrews, right, is shown in a scene fron "The Tooth Fairy." (AP Photo)

The high cost of inflation is having an effect on something unlikely -- the Tooth Fairy.

A new survey shows the Tooth Fairy is leaving an average of $3.70 per tooth, up 23 percent from last year.

At that rate, a full set of baby teeth works out to about $74.

That's a serious sum for a young kid and a bit much for some parents.

"That's kind of extreme, I think a dollar should do it," one parent said.

According to the Visa survey, about 6 percent of kids get about $20 a tooth. Two percent get $50 or more.

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