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Cost for a gardener (and cleaner)

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Anyone willing to say roughly how much per hour one can expect to pay for a gardener? I have two types of gardening that will need doing. General maintenance gardening, and then the type needing heavy machinery to dig out roots of unwanted prickly pears etc.

Also would like to know what the going rates are for cleaners.

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We pay 200 euros a month, we never got a receipt, but pay via bank transfer.
The guy stays for an hour or more, once a week, tidies small garden and cleans pool.

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@itexpert7 thanks. I have been quoted 15€ a visit by a pool man plus materials. 
Gardening is harder to calculate for me as I will need someone to use heavy machinery initially so I guess  that will be pricier.

An agent told me 7 to 9€ per hour for a cleaner but we will give quite a lot of responsibility for helping run the place to ours so probably more. 
For a key holder, to just be the phone number for friends and family to ring he wants 20€ a month, plus whatever costs and time involved in a call out. He also wanted €50 a visit to check the house when empty. That last one seemed rather a lot to me but what do I know. We are inland in the Algarve. 
Keep them coming, interesting to hear what others pay for reference. 

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