Generally, if you don’t speak Portuguese quite well or you are not good-looking or rich, you can forget it.
An estimated 3,000 women work in the Vila Mimosa sex industry offering their services in more than 70 bars and nightclubs situated around a bustling red-light district Vila Mimosa, is estimated to generate up to US$ 430,000 a month through prostitution. Women who work as prostitutes in the area reportedly charge US to 20 for sex.
Since the 2016 Olympic Games the sex workers in the city's famous Vila Mimosa have dropped their prices.
Villa Mimosa´s busiest red-light area is a 2500-square-metre covered arcade, divided into small bars where sex workers tout for clients.
There are thousands of sex workers in Rio de Janeiro.
They are often called as "garotas de programa" in Portugese.