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Survey finds tooth fairy payouts hit all-time high

The tooth fairy is reportedly handing out more cash than ever before.

According to Delta Dental’s 13th annual tooth fairy survey, cash payouts are averaged $4.66 per tooth in 2016. That’s a 75-cent increase from 2015.

In 2003, the first year of the survey, the average payout was just $1.78.

The survey finds the growth is comparable to how the S&P 500 is growing. Last year, the tooth fairy paid $290.6 million in the U.S. for lost teeth, up 13.5 percent from 2015, the survey said.

The amount is also dependent on region. Kids in the West make the most money, according to the survey, with an average of $5.96 per tooth.

The Northeast is second at $5.08, the South comes in third with $4.57 and the Midwest last at $4.04.