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How much maid services cost in your city?

Published: Aug 12, 2022

Domestic workers form an essential part of urban life and are usually employed in almost all the homes nowadays. Whereas some families could afford to maintain a full time maid who normally takes care of all the usual chores like cooking and cleaning while others hire maids for specialized jobs like only cooking or babysitting. We at did research on the cost of hiring a house maid and its variation between different trades and type of city (metropolitan vs small).

The Domestic help services can be divided into many grounds:

Whether the maid is a full time or a partial helper.

If the maid is a regular helper as an employee or is working on a day basis.

Based on speciality i.e. if they will Cook, Clean, Babysit, Elderly Care.

Some of the maids are hired on an event basis like move out cleaning etc. They charge normally on a per day or per hours basis depending on the time it takes to complete the job.

How much does a Maid cost in India?

The fee primarily depends on type of work and hiring type (one time job or monthly contract). Below is a compilation of charges based on different types of work and city .

Here are our findings:

Estimate price range of different domestic helper/ maid services in big and small cities
*Big cities refers cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Indore, Visakhapatnam etc
*Small cities refers to cities or towns like Ajmer, Amravati, Aara, Ujjain, Gaya etc
Domestic Helper/ Maid ServicesBig citiesSmall cities
Cleaning/ Dusting And Mopping Floors Service ( 2BHK/Mo)₹800 - ₹2,000₹500 - ₹800
Washing Utensils Service (Per person/Mo)₹600 - ₹1,500₹500 - ₹700
Cooking Service (Lunch & Dinner) (Per Person/Mo)₹800 - ₹2,500₹800 - ₹1,200
Washing clothes (2 Persons)₹1,000 - ₹3,000₹500 - ₹1,000
Ad Hoc work (Gardner, other Chutta Kaam) (Per Month)₹500 - ₹1,500₹400 - ₹700
Full day maid (8-12 Hrs.)₹6,000 - ₹15,000₹5,000 - ₹7,000
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner for 4 people ( Visit Twice /day/Mo.)₹6,000 - ₹14,000₹5,000 - ₹7,000
Only Lunch or Only Dinner For 4 People (Visit Twice/ day/ Mo.)₹2,500 - ₹7,000₹2,000 - ₹2,500
Live-in Maid ( Per mo.)₹10,000 - ₹15,000₹5,000 - ₹8,000

These amounts may vary based on different grounds.

Size of household:Maid charges for speciality services like Cooking vary with the number of members in the household. Other services like cleaning, dusting, moping have charges depending on size of the house like number of rooms, size of room etc.

Experience:Charges vary greatly with experience of the maid especially for speciality services like cooking, baby sitting etc. A maid with 10 years of babysitting experience will likely charge more with just 2 years of experience.

Area Household Income:Charges vary with areas within the same city: Within the same city, the areas with high income households normally have more charges for maid service than areas with low income households.

Event based:The charges of the event based maid service like move out cleaning, sick elderly care etc are not just dependent on the work itself but also urgency of the required service. The distance which maid needs to travel for the job also factored in the charges.

Maid reputation:Some maids are famous for their sincerity or working style and people don’t mind paying them more.

Proximity to the slum area:Areas which are close slum areas tend to have bigger supply of maids and so the charges are usually lower than areas which are farther from the slum area.

How to find a maid/ domestic helper in my area?

People generally go to their friends and neighbors to get information on local maids in their areas. But, now there are some websites which can also help you to find local maids. Here are list of some:

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