How much do prostitutes cost

New numbers on the sex businessThat's how much a whore costs in Germany

Berlin - Germany in the red light.

According to current statistics, the proportion of people who earn their living with prostitution is increasing every year. There are therefore 200,000 sex workers in the Federal Republic.

For example, a current report by the Erotikgewerbe Deutschland e.V. (UEGD) entrepreneurs' association, which BILD has exclusively.

The most important data and facts

► There were 200,000 sex workers in Germany in 2012. In 2008 there were 185,000 (2004: 170,000, 2000: 150,000). That means an increase of 33 percent in twelve years.

► Sales of 5.58 billion euros were made with prostitution last year. 250 million euros less than in 2008, but a total of 570 million euros more than in 2004.

► 99.6 million sexual contacts took place in the last year. That means: 273,000 men use the services of a whore every day.

► A prostitute in Germany works an average of 187 days a year. The conventional employee has 210 days.

The average price for a sexual service is 56 euros. In 2008 it was 61 euros, in 2004 as much as 67 euros and in 2000 (converted from D-Marks) around 73 euros. A price drop of 23 percent in twelve years!

► Of the 200,000 sex workers, 45,000 have German citizenship. 135,000 come from the EU, mainly from the eastern states. Their share has increased by 350 percent in the last twelve years! 20,000 sex workers have African or Asian citizenship.

► 130,000 of the sex workers in Germany work in a brothel. This also includes bars, clubs, SM studios, whorehouses and nudist saunas. 52,000 work in an apartment brothel with a maximum of two other colleagues or at an escort agency. 18,000 work on the street. In twelve years this number has doubled.

How was this data collected?

"We surveyed around 500 establishments across Germany, talked to owners and prostitutes and made the extrapolations from them," said UEGD spokesman Holger Rettig.

His conclusion: "Prostitution makes more than five billion euros in sales annually in Germany," said Rettig, "and must therefore not be made taboo."

It also shows that the sex offer in the country is increasing every year. "It also means that prices will go down and prostitutes will have to work harder to maintain their income."

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