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Market rates for live in maids

Post by American » Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:34 pm


Trying to get a sense of live in maid rates these days. In searching various maid agencies, I’m noticing expat-oriented maids asking 800-900/month, while those with experience working for Chinese, Indian or local Singaporeans are asking for roughly 650-750. It seems the minimum these days is 600. Not sure of maximums but I would imagine they can go upwards to 1000 for a real star.

Also wondering how most families handle “allowances”. I have heard of some expat families giving a food allowance on top of the monthly rate. Anywhere from $200-400.

We are no longer on expat package so do need to be mindful of the budget.

Just wanted to take a survey of what you are all currently paying your maid.

Anyone have any inputs on market rates?

Anyone have a sense of what the market rates are?

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