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Cost of getting a live-in maid

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    Cost of getting a live-in maid

    hi...can anyone advise what is the cost of getting a full-time maid here in HK? Would appreciate a breakdown on the costs ie agency fees, monthly levy, maid salary, etc. Would be very grateful. Also if anyone can recommend a reliable and honest maid agency for me to refer to.

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    maid salary 3480 per mth (current min. as defined by hk govrnt)
    government levy 400 per mth (paid half yearly to gov.)

    our agent charged around 2000 one time fee (if i remember correctly). will PM you details of my recommendation.

    this is all i'm remembering for now, not sure if i've missed anything.

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    thanks a lot kelly...so dat means our monthly cost of a maid will be around HKD3880. Any insurance dat we need to pay?

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    Hi,

    Besides those basic costs of Agency Fees, Salary, Government Levy and Insurance, it costs us another more-less $2400 for her food plus her other personal needs (toileteries/snacks) since she eats what we eat -- eventhough as per her contract food allowance will only cost you $300 (what can you buy for $10 a day or $3.34 per meal in HK?) ....oh well, just imagine having another adult in your household, eh!

    It seems a lot, though after all she has been really good with our kids and all of us :Butbut-- at the end of the day it's entirely up to you, whatever feels right.

    Hope that will help.

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    The insurance cost for our helper is HK$550 per year (covering the basics including hospitalization and partial recovery of outpatient costs). Insurance costs vary depending on what you need; some pckgs are more expensive but will also cover dental etc.

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    Fennho, just prepare about HK6000 a month to have a live-in helper.

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    Kellyst, request you to pm me also the details of the agency that you recommend. Thanks.

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    yes, missed the insurance... will PM details accordingly

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