Dennis Hof, owner of the legal brothel Moonlite Bunny Ranch in the US State of Nevada, stated in an interview with Bloomberg News that an average customer spends between $200 to $600 on a visit to the brothel.
In Fiscal Year 2012-2013, the four legal brothels in Lyon County paid $369,000 in business licensing fees to the county, along with $17,800 in work permits for the registered prostitutes. The Moonlite Bunny Ranch reportedly paid $500,000 in taxes in 2012.
The women who work in the brothels are independent contractors who negotiate a price with the customer. Generally, the prostitutes give half of the payment to the brothel.
Source: Alison Vekshin, “Brothels in Nevada Suffer as Web Disrupts Oldest Trade,” Bloomberg, August 27, 2013.