According to agents with the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation in Orlando, Florida, a woman told authorities that she was making up to $80,000 a month while working as a high class escort. Her friend, who was also working for the escort agency, told police that she made $500,000 a year, or about $42,000 a month.
Investigators stated that between 15 to 20 women were working for this group of illegal prostitution services. The illegal agency would charge customers $300 to $400 for one hour, with a five hour dinner date costing between $1,500 to $1,800.
(More earnings from the black market.)
Source: Amy Pavuk, “Arrest sheds light on ‘upscale’ escort business,” Orlando Sentinel, March 5, 2014.
A report in the New York Times highlighted the sex industry of Dongguan, China. The red light distict in Dongguan is considered to be one of the most developed sex trade areas in all of China. However, in February and March 2014, security forces have begun to crack down on the sex trade in the city.
Prior to the crackdown, the NY Times reported that the cost to hire a woman for two hours in an upscale brothel would cost about $160 (1,000 renminbi.)
Brothel owners also advertised job openings to women in the area. One help-wanted sign in the city stated that a prostitute could make between $1,640 to $4,900 a month. If a woman only wanted to be a karaoke bar hostess, then the woman could make up to $1,300 a month plus tips.
The scale of the sex trade on the local economy was being felt as business dried up due to the government crackdown. One club manager stated that two out of five people in the area would lose their jobs if the sex industry continued to be shut down. Another club owner stated that he was losing $10,000 per day in expenses and lost revenue. One taxi driver stated that he could make up to $120 per night from commissions paid out by brothel owners when he would bring customers to their location.
(More prostitute rates worldwide.)
Source: Edward Wong, “Red Lights Dim in China’s Sin City,” New York Times, March 6, 2014.
According to user submitted data, the price of sex charged by street prostitutes in Tehran, Iran is between $50 to $65.
Customers pick up the prostitutes while driving on the streets of Tehran. In general, the asking rate is $65, but the payment price is usually lowered to $50. The customer brings the prostitute back to their apartment for an hour. Some prostitutes require the customer to bring her back to her original location.
Most of the street prostitutes in Tehran and native women in their 20s.
(More prostitution prices from the black market.)
Source: User submitted data, received by Havocscope on March 4, 2014.
In 2010, police in the US State of South Dakato arrested 6 people for prostitution charges.
In 2013, the number of prostitution arrests made by the Sioux Falls Police Department increased to 99. Despite a new focus on tackling sex trafficking and focusing on pimps and customers, police stated that there were more arrests for prostitution than for pimping in 2013.
(How much money a pimp makes from one trafficked girl?)
Source: Associated Press, “Shift in policing in South Dakota turns up heat on sex trade,” Rapid City Journal, March 2, 2014.
There are an estimated 200,000 prostitutes working in Bangladesh.
In 2004, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) estimated that 10,000 underage girls were working as prostitutes in Bangladesh. Other estimates about the girls working in the sex industry placed the number at 29,000. Many of the girls working in the sex industry are victims of human trafficking and their families were paid $250 by traffickers.
(More prices of human trafficking victims.)
90 percent of the prostitutes in Bangladesh take a steroid in order to appear older and to assist them in having sex with more clients each day. The steroid, called oradexon, is usually used by farmers to fatten up their livestock.
Sex customers in Bangladesh pay 60 cents for each visit, while the young girls pay 16 cents for the steroid.
(More prostitution rates worldwide.)
Source: “Bangladeshi sex workers take steroids to snag clients,” Deutsche Welle, February 28, 2014.
There are an estimated 3,500 prostitutes working on Gartin Bastion Road in Delhi, India.
The prostitutes work out of 100 brothels that line the street.
According to reports, the price charged by the women prostitutes in G.B. road is $2.
The government of India estimates 3 Million women work as prostitutes across the country.
(More prostitution rates and prices.)
Source: Sophie Cousins, “When mum is a prostitute,” Global Post, February 23, 2014.
Clients of male prostitutes in Lebanon reportedly pay about $200 on average for a Lebanese escort. Due to the conflict in neighboring Syria, there has been an increase of Syrian men working as prostitutes in Beirut. The reported price for a Syrian male escort is $50 on average.
Most of the male escorts in Beirut cater to gay men. In a report by Al Jazeera, gay social networks such as Grindr has helped escorts and customers find each other. 40 percent of the Lebanese male escorts identify themselves as heterosexual. The rate for Syrian male escorts is 68 percent.
Thousands of men are estimated to be working as male escorts in Beirut.
(Prices of prostitutes around the world.)
Source: Paul Du Verdie, “Male prostitution on the rise in Lebanon,” Al Jazeera, February 14, 2014.
China Central Television (CCTV) conducted a hidden camera investigation into prostitutes operating out of high class hotels and karaoke bars in the city of Dongguan.
The news program had hotel staff workers bring prospective customers into ballrooms where prostitutes available for sale would be displayed. In some hotels, the news reporters were brought to rooms where a one-way mirror displayed the prostitutes.
According to a report by the Los Angeles Times, the price to have sex with the prostitutes in Dongguan started at $100.
(More prices for sex with prostitutes worldwide.)
Source: Julie Makinen, “China TV expose on sex workers sparks angry backlash,” Los Angeles Times, February 10, 2014.
Out of the roughly 20,000 prostitutes working in France, up to 15 percent are men. Most cater to gay men and only a small number of the prostitutes accept women as clients.
A male prostitute who caters to both men and women stated that he charges up to $405 (€300) per hour, while another prostitute stated that he charges between $200 to $243 (€150 €180 ) per hour. Both of these rates are in line with what woman prostitutes charge per hour.
When asked what type of woman make up their clientele, the prostitutes stated that they are aged between 35 and 70 years old and reflects all walks of life. Like their female counterparts, these men take security precautions such as notifying another person where they will be headed and the client they are with.
Source: Gaelle Dupont, “The Male Prostitutes Of France Have Their Say,” Le Monde, translated at Worldcrunch, February 3, 2014.
There are around 5 million prostitutes in China.
According to surveys of the sex workers, 50 percent take protection and use a condom with every customer.
In the northern city of Tianjian, 17 percent of the prostitutes are infected with syphilis and 50 percent use a condom with every client.
With only half of the country’s sex workers using condom, health workers are concerned that HIV/AIDS spreading quickly through customers and infected prostitutes. According to the United Nations, heterosexual sex is the leading cause of AIDS transmission in China. 46.5 percent of new infections in 2011 were from heterosexual sex.
Heterosexual sex is the leading cause of AIDS transmission in China, according to the United Nations. 28 percent of all people living with HIV and AIDS in China are women.
Source: “Prostitution and AIDS: In need of more protection,” The Economist, January 30, 2014.