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Philippine bar economics: How much does an Angeles bar girl make?

Written By: herbrunbridge - May• 03•10

In general Angeles girls are paid in 3 ways: salaries, barfines, and lady drinks. While each bar could be slightly different, here are some basics: 

Taking a lady out of the bar for companionship for 1,300-1,500 pesos (roughly $30 USD) for a short-time tour, paid directly to the club. Of this amount, approximately half goes to the girl, so additional tips paid directly to the entertainment provider are appreciated, and commonly are the100 to 200 peso range, or might include a meal. 

Lady drinks are 150 pesos, and the lady gets 50 pesos of that. For salaries, dancers get 160-190 pesos per day, waitresses 120. 

So let’s say a lady has a decent day of one bar fine, 6 lady drinks, plus her salary. That would amount to 1,100 pesos, or $24.66 USD. Let’s say she works 25 days a month. At a full run rate, that would be $493 USD per month. There aren’t that many ladies averaging one barfine a day, so it would be a pretty good guess that all girls make somewhere between $200 to $500 USD per month. And that’s why even small tips are always appreciated.

Girls are paid for their bar drinks at the end of every shift, and salaries and barfine fees are paid once a week.

In terms of expenses, each girl pays a yearly license fee of 1,000 pesos. She gets a pap smear once per week, regulated by the government through the club, which costs her 70 pesos per week.

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2 Comments

  1. Mike UK says:

    2017 Update from a resident of Angeles City.
    the Fields bars are charging 3,000 peso still, and it’s been the same for several years.

    The Ice Bar on the Perimeter road only recently increased the price from 1500 to 1800. The girls usually get their commission later the same day, or next day

  2. The prices have gone up dramatically bar fines are now between 2500-4000 pesos on fields avenue. Perimeter remains at 1500-2000 pesos across the board. Drinks are up but not significantly.
    Check out the website angelescity2014.blogspot.com for more info.

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