The leading discount website in the UK has held a nationwide survey into the different rates that the Tooth Fairy pays in the various regions of Britain. The poll discovered, not surprisingly, that she is at her most generous when it comes to the children in London, who are receiving an average of £5 a tooth.
This study into the generosity of the tooth fairy was conducted as part of the leading discount websites research into British parents spending habits. A total of 2,091 British parents were polled by www.MyVoucherCodes.co.uk , and they all had children in the 4-12 age bracket. The respondents all answered questions regarding the monetary rewards given by the Tooth Fairy to their children.
When asked, ‘Does your child (or children) have a Tooth Fairy?’ 61% of the parents polled said ‘yes’. Those who said ‘no’ were asked to stipulate why this was the case. The majority, 32%, said it was a case of not having enough money to be able to let their child have a Tooth Fairy, whilst 11% stated their child didn’t believe any more.
The respondents who said their youngster(s) did have a Tooth Fairy were asked how much, per tooth, they were currently given when they lost one of their milk teeth. The results were then analysed and split into different areas of the UK.
According to the poll, the towns and cities where the Tooth Fairy pays the most, along with the average amounts given out per tooth, are as follows:
London – £5.10
Cambridge – £5.00
Cardiff – £4.75
According to the poll, the towns and cities where the Tooth Fairy pays the least, along with the average amounts given out per tooth, are as follows;
Hull – £0.05
Portsmouth – £0.10
York – £0.10
Nottingham – £0.11
Mark Pearson, chairman of MyVoucherCodes.co.uk, commented on the findings;
“It seems as though even the Tooth Fairy is feeling the pinch when it comes to certain areas and handing over her cash in exchange for teeth. However, perhaps she tends to visit certain towns and cities before others, meaning she has less money left towards the end of her journey!
“It was a surprise to see some children get as much as £5 per tooth; that works out to be around £100 by the time they’ve lost all their milk teeth; quite a good amount they put the money by for a rainy day!”