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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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In our area of Central Portugal, we find €10-15 seems to be a good working assumption; the higher end tending to involve more experience/skills or equipment.

There are people who will work for under €10; and those aiming somewhat/considerably higher. These rates don't account for materials/consumables.

Naturally, you'd expect to pay IVA @ 23% if getting the work receipted. If you're using a business rather than a person, you'll pay rather more (+/- double) as the rate will cover their operating and employment costs.

I think you're looking in the Algarve - I suspect this gives you more options, but perhaps higher prices - but others can advise on that.


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