#### cnesbit

##### Trooper

*"You charge them a "fiver", It's only for starters.*

And ten for the main course."

And ten for the main course."

So I am assuming she is charging 5 pounds for oral and 10 for intercourse.

This was in 1980...

So we can calculate the price taking inflation into account :

If you look up the rates*, £1.00 in 1980 is equivalent to £4.82 today due to inflation.

*source: Historical UK Inflation Rate Calculator http://inflation.iamkate.com/

£4.82 x 10 = is equal to £48.20

So her rate is equivalent to

**£48.20**today.

That seems like a reasonable rate and maybe even a bargain but I guess it depends on how skilled Charlotte is. I assume she is a very skilled harlot or Maiden wouldn't be writing a classic song about her. Seems like a good deal to me but I am not sure what prostitutes charge these days.

Now, let's move to 1982 which is only 2 years later...

In Acacia Avenue the lyrics state:

*"So if you're looking for a good time*

And you're prepared to pay the price

Fifteen quid is all she asks for

Everybody's got their vice"

And you're prepared to pay the price

Fifteen quid is all she asks for

Everybody's got their vice"

So in 2 years her price has gone up to £15.

£1.00 in 1982 is equivalent to £3.65 today due to inflation rate*.

*source: Historical UK Inflation Rate Calculator http://inflation.iamkate.com/

£3.65 * 15 = is equal to

**£54.75**today .

So if my math is correct, in 2 years she increased her fee by 50% but is only making the equivalent of 13.6% more money.

I guess the early 80's were a tough time to be a Harlot.