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Costs of Hiring a Live-In Maid Versus a Contract Maid

If you're thinking of hiring a maid and wondering about the costs, here is some useful information.

Posted on

10 June 2015

Last updated on 13 July 2017
Costs of Hiring a Live-In Maid Versus a Contract Maid

Thinking of hiring a full-time maid? Want to know how much it costs? Then this is the article for you. Here are all the costs and procedures you can expect when hiring a full-time maid vs a full-time contract maid. 

Full time live in maid

What it means:

A full-time maid is an employee placed under your sponsorship and living in your house.


Full time live in maid

What it costs: *
AED 15,000-18,000 recruitment cost. 
A one-time cost. You are paying an agency to recruit a maid for you from abroad and to bring her to you.

Residency cost: *

  • Visa: AED 3,000 (yearly)
  • Application Typing: AED 110 (yearly)
  • Security Deposit: AED 2000 (refundable, one-time cost)
  • Medical Insurance: AED 800 (mandatory by law, annual expense)
  • Emirates ID: AED 200 (mandatory by law, annual expense)
Salary: *
AED 800 - AED 3000 (there is a minimum salary based on nationality that is mandated by law)

Holidays: *
AED 2000 for round trip airfare. This is a negotiable point that must be written in the contract. However a 30 day paid holiday per year is mandated by law.

Housing:

  • You are responsible to provide housing for your maid
  • The conditions must be adequate for life (i.e: bed, running fresh water, ventilated air, no toxic products in the area of residence, refrigeration and toilet)
  • You will either need to provide a separate fridge for her food or make space in your fridge.
Working hours:
Up to 48 hours per week or 8 hours a day as mandated by the UAE labor law. Your maid is entitled for one day off a week. Working schedule is flexible.

Responsibilities:
  • You are hiring domestic assistance. Your maid will assist you in all chores related to keeping the house clean and tidy.
  • You cannot subject your maid to hard physical labor, or unregulated, unlawful and unsolicited activity.

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Full time live out maid

What it means:

A live-out maid means you have contracted a maid to come to your home 8 hours a day for a specific fee.


Full time live out maid

What it costs: *
AED 2500-AED 4500 per month 

Residency cost:

Fully covered by the Maids company
 
Holidays:
Your contracted maid is permitted by law to a 30 day holiday. During your maid’s holiday, you will be provided with a trained replacement.

Housing:
Is provided by the company

Working hours:
Up to 48 hours per week or 8 hours a day as mandated by the UAE labor law. Your maid is entitled for one day off a week. Working schedule is preset as agreed in the contract.

Responsibilities:

  • You are hiring domestic assistance. Your maid will assist you in all chores related to keeping the house clean and tidy.
  • You cannot subject your maid to hard physical labor, or unregulated, unlawful and unsolicited activity.

Note: The agency does not guarantee that your maid will clean the way you want her to. It is assumed you will train her to fit your standards or you will provide training for her.

* Prices as of 2017

 
 

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