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Live in versus Live out Helper Salary difference

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    Live in versus Live out Helper Salary difference

    Dear all,

    We are looking for a full time helper at the moment. At this stage, we prefer to have a live out and wondering how much do you pay for live out per month compare to live in?
    Is that cheaper to have a live in?
    Is food allowance compulsory to pay to have live out?

    Thanks a lot for your help in advance.

    Cheers
    Clare

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    not sure if you are aware but if you go for a FDH it is illegal to have them live out.

    food allowance or the supply of food is compulsory.

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    Hi, yes I agree with carang, it is now illegal to have a live out helper. However people still do it, you just need to be aware of the risks. If you have someone live out you would need to cover the costs of their accommodation and pay food allowance (which is currently around 750 per month I think), unless you were providing ALL their meal requirements.

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    this would be on top of their salary

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    Thanks a lot Ladies...i was told Live in is about 6K (5k salary + 1k food allowance) and Live out is 7K (4k salary + 1k food allowance + 2k accomendation) So we are just wondering paying a bit more to have the privacy...
    Is this align with HK standard? or are we paying too much or too little?

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    The min wage for helpers is $3740 and food allowance is $775. However, many employers are paying more depending on experience etc.
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    More info on live-out helpers

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    Thanks heaps Ladies for your concern. Maybe i should specify we are only looking to hire helpers with Perm HK ID with experiences. If we really liked someone who doesn't have the Perm HKID, we can have her live in with us and it's not an issue at all.
    At this stage, i am just trying to assess how much is the costs of either options as we haven't had the need for the full time helper before but now with my pregnancy and the baby is due, we defintely would prefer the extra help.

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