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The Price of Sex around the World in 2019 (Study + Dataviz)
The global prostitution industry makes US$186 billion per year, according to Havocscope. But how does this billion dollar industry trickle down to the workers who make it possible?
To find out, we analyzed thousands of profiles of female sex workers on 200 websites, covering 55 countries, from escort directories to agencies and some of the most recognized international sites.
These prices aren’t “the standard”, rather the aproximate average of prices published in 2019 by the many escorts on the web. This map is not good for deciding what to charge for your services.
Now, it’s worth mentioning that we are not talking about prostitution in general, but about independent escorts or legally authorized agencies. These are not prices that you can find in the streets late at night, or in the famous red light districts, so they are much higher than one would think.
To make the task easier, all costs are converted to US dollars, and reflect only the costs for 1 hour of service, without including transportation costs, or extra services.
Escorting Hourly Rates Around the World
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Escort Prices in North America and Central America
You might be wondering: “But I heard of an escort that charged $20.000 for an hour”. Within the same region, prices charged by luxury escorts tend to be more or less the same.
However, rates vary (and a lot) in the United States, depending on the state and the chosen escort class. The hour of service ranges from 250 to 1000 dollars (or even more if you are looking for premium and young).
In Canada and Mexico, the minimum fee is a little lower, generally around 260 canadian dollars ($ 200 US) and 2000 mexican pesos ($ 100 US).
On the other hand in Central America, even in the same country, you can see very different prices. For example, in Costa Rica for more than 100 dollars it is possible to request the minimum rate of an escort, but there are also agencies where your VIP girls charge from 350 to 500 dollars an hour in the city of San Jose.
On average, for less than 200 you can get better quality service in any Central American country. Panama and Costa Rica have the highest rates in the region, while Honduras and Guatemala have the lowest rates (less than $ 100 for the minimum service).
Escorting Rates in South America
Obviously, there are VIP services in South America, that charge $ 400 an hour or more, but on average escort services go from $ 80 to $ 150 for one hour of sex.
In South America prices remain fairly stable, regardless of the country. With the exception of Brazil, which has the highest rates in the continent, the rest of the countries present a rates close to 100 dollars.
⚡ Colombia Cheaper than Venezuela?
Although it seems incredible given the economic crisis that Venezuela is experiencing, currently it is more expensive to be with a girl in Caracas than with an escort in Bogotá.
A reflection of how capitalism is maintained in Venezuela but in the highest socio-economic circles alone, since it is known that hundreds of Venezuelan prostitutes (and many who start into prostitution) come to Colombia each year and compete for super-cheap prices. This has created a series of conflicts with Medellin escorts.
⚡ You would think in Uruguay, Clients are Happy with current Prices
However, we have read some forums and a large number of uruguayan clients are “totally outraged” that an escort can charge the “exorbitant sum of $ 80” for 1 hour of service. They would be happy if they all charged “$35 tops”, even some say that either pay that, or directly abstain from hiring.
Now guess what? Since we are in touch with over 400 escorts in Uruguay, we are aware that escorts have been continually increasing their rates for the past years.
Callgirl Prices in Europe
In addition to the quality of the service and the pleasure provided, beauty and youth are factors that, obviously, affect the rates.
300 dollars is the approximate price of an escort in Paris, France, although whoever looks for divine women like of movies or dreams, for 500 euros (almost 600 dollars) can make it come true.
If are willing to pay anything for 60 minutes of excitement under the charms of a girl who is practically a model, European escorts will love you. The most expensive and of the best level are angels of sculptural bodies.
⚡ In Germany you can Sell your Virginity
The same in Germany, where although the average is 250-350 dollars per hour, there are several directories of escorts whose costs amount to 500-600 euros per hour, ie about 700 dollars.
But even more interesting is the fact that German legislation has allowed agencies like Cinderella Escorts to auction the virginity of girls from all over the world. The supposed record in money spent is by a Hong Kong businessman with 3.7 million dollars. Although it is believed to be a hoax to promote the agency.
⚡ The UK concentrates the Highest Levels of Sex Work Activism
While prostitution on the UK is mostly legal, some activities related to it are not, leaving prostitutes unprotected in everyday situations.
In response, sex workers have organized themselves in all possible ways, being SWARM collective (Sex Workers advocacy and resistance movement) as the best known of them.
Escorts in Asia, Oceania and Africa
Now: we didn’t get as much data in here as in the previous ones. Information was much harder to gather. Even a great amount of these countries haven’t really developed online advertising for sex workers.
African countries such as Nigeria and Egypt maintain relatively affordable fees of approximately $ 150 , half of what the minimum services of escorts in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
Japan is the most expensive Asian nation to request an escort and the Philippines one of the cheapest. The best performance is obtained in Thailand, where the minimum service is 2 hours , costing about $ 150 for two “shots”.
So ask for an hour, the Thais will surely charge you for two, but at a price even lower than the average rates of most Asian escorts, located at $ 200-300 for one hour of sex.
⚡ India houses over 600,000 active prostitutes
Mumbai and Calcutta have the largest brothel industry on the planet, with more than 100,000 prostitutes working only in Mumbai. And a total estimate of 657,000 in the entire territory.
What do you make of all this?
How badly do you think this map reflect the reality of your country? Remember that these values are only an average. It says more about the economy than what you should expect to charge in X country, or what kind of service is given.
One fact that the price differences leave in plain sight is that the word “escort” does not mean the same in first world cities like Munich, that in smaller cities like Montevideo.
While some countries prefer terms such as “prepago,” the term “escort” in South America is used to refer to independent sex workers who advertise their services online, which in English are commonly called “call girls”.