What Is The Cheapest Cam Site In 2023?

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We’ve reviewed over 20 of the best adult cam sites in the world, but the questions we hear you asking over and over again are the same:

  • What is the cheapest cam site?
  • And what can I watch for free?

You’re a greedy bunch!

If you’re looking for cheap cam sites, the good news is that many of the top brands in the space have live sex shows where you can participate for free.

If you’re looking for cheap private shows – the best budget options are Chaturbate, followed by IMLive, Streamate and XCams. We’ve got a full list of the lowest prices below.

But first…

Are There Any Free Cam Sites?


Sites like Chaturbate and CamSoda have built a reputation on ‘crowdsourcing’ the way that models earn money from their performances. You don’t need to spend anything on these sites to watch some of the hottest action.

You can sit back and let the rest of the audience tip tokens to keep the camera rolling.

As long as there are enough generous viewers who are willing to tip, the show is free for everybody else.

But some people still want to buy cheap tokens, or pick them up for free.

Why would you pay for a cam show when so many of them can be watched for free?

Why Buy Cam Tokens?

The answer is because many viewers want to go private, or chat 1-to-1, or spend tokens to ‘direct’ the action.

In these cases, you will need to pay for tokens or credits that can be used as currency (payment for the model). This is where it gets confusing if you’re trying to compare which webcam site is the cheapest.

Because a token can have a different value on each website, it’s very difficult to compare like-for-like.

1 token on Chaturbate is not worth the same as 1 token on StripChat.

So if we look at which website offers the best deal on 100 tokens, it’s meaningless.

Unless we know what we can actually buy with those tokens.

We could list out the cost of tokens – and various bundle deals – on each cam site, but what good is that? A much better metric to use is the cost per minute of a private show.

This gives us a much better idea of how much bang you’ll get for your buck.

A List of the Cheapest Cam Sites (Per Minute Of Action)

What are the cheapest cam sites?

Here is our list of the best 12 cam sites, ranked by the cheapest prices of a private show.

SiteCheapest Show Per MinRange of Prices Per MinReview
Chaturbate$0.50 per minute$0.50 – $7.00 per minuteReview
IMLive$1.00 per minute$1.00 – $5.00 per minuteReview
Streamate$1.00 per minute$1.00 – $6.00 per minuteReview
XCams$1.15 per minute$1.15 – $3.45 per minuteReview
StripChat$1.20 per minute$1.20 – $6.00 per minuteReview
LiveJasmin$1.20 per minute$1.20 – $9.99 per minuteReview
Cam4$2.50 per minute$2.50 – $7.50 per minuteReview
Flirt4Free$2.50 per minute$2.50 – $7.00 per minuteReview
Cam Soda$2.50 per minute$2.50 – $6.00 per minuteReview
JerkMate$3.00 per minute$3.00 – $7.00 per minuteReview
Bonga Cams$5.90 per minute$5.90+ per minuteReview
MyFreeCams$6.00 per minute$6.00 per minuteReview

The cheapest cam site for getting a private show in 2023 is Chaturbate at the rare basement bargain price of just $0.50 per minute.

As you can see, there’s a HUGE difference in price for a 15 minute cam show on Chaturbate ($7.50), compared to a 15 minutes on a premium site like Bonga Cams ($88.50).

But it’s worth stressing that the cheapest available shows on Chaturbate are usually cheap for a reason.

You’re likely to be faced with:

  • Low quality cams
  • Buffer and picture cutting out
  • Non-English speaking models
  • Models who won’t do much on camera for such a low rate

In our opinion, you’d be better watching the top rated free shows on any of these sites than paying $0.50 for a private show. But if you’re looking for cheap… that’s as cheap as it gets.

How Can I Get Cheaper Tokens?

As we’ve seen, the dollar cost of a token is the key factor in how much it will cost to watch a private show.

But the dollar cost of a token changes dynamically based on how many tokens you buy.

This is where bundle deals can make a real difference if you’re looking for a cheap cam site.

To take Chaturbate as an example, let’s look at their pricing:

Chaturbate cheap tokens

While the cheapest live shows cost 6 tokens per minute (just over $0.50), you can get a massive 37% bonus by topping up your account with 1000 tokens in one hit. That means you’ll get 37% more minutes of live action.

The “tokens become cheaper with larger buys” rule is universal to all cam sites.

You will always get better value if you are prepared to pay for the largest package.

The stupid thing is, many users will simply pay-as-they-go – continuously topping up with the smallest token packages, and thereby paying more than they need to.

Cam Site Promo Deals and Discounts

Of course, you can get an even better deal on some cam sites by taking advantage of special deals and introductory offers on free cam tokens.

We’ve written an entire guide on this practice, so we won’t repeat the details.

But if you’re looking for a great introductory offer, the sites with the biggest cash discounts are:

  • IMLive – Offers a variable intro deal to new members worth $20 to $50.
  • Flirt4Free – Offers 120 free tokens worth $13.33.
  • LiveJasmin – Offers 10 free tokens worth $9.99.
  • BongaCams – Offers 120 free tokens worth $7.95.
  • XCams – Offers 27 free tokens worth $6.75.
  • CamSoda – Offers 50 free tokens worth $5.99.

StripChat also offers a unique giveaway every single hour. 50 free tokens are given to 10 users with verified email accounts. All you need to do is enter a model’s room and click on the tab announcing the giveaway.

StripChat free token giveaway

The deal is designed to reward users who stick around and engage with the live shows.

You can enter as many times as you like, and there’s a reasonably good chance of winning.


Simon Regal

Simon is the Editor of Red Light Network with over ten years working in the publishing side of the adult industry. He is passionate about technology and has covered the Adult VR sector extensively. Simon is our eyes and ears at the forefront of the latest adult entertainment trends.
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