Domestic Help in Nicaragua Within Anyone’s Budget

Posted by Adam McGeehan on Dec 9, 2015 11:00:20 AM

For many Americans, the idea of having a personal maid is considered extremely desirable, but something that only the rich can afford. And indeed, this is often the case in America. With the high cost of labor in the United States, to hire someone to clean and take care of your house is simply out of reach for many. But what if you could afford a maid? What if you could afford to pay someone so that you never had to worry about household chores again? And what if it were completely within your price range? Well, in Nicaragua, this is the case.

Domestic help in Nicaragua is extremely affordable. A full time maid, for example, can be hired for as little as $140 per month. If you want a more experienced maid, this will likely go up to around $200 per month. In addition, employers are expected to provide lunch, and if you are hiring a full time, live in maid, other meals are expected as well. Not bad at all. Now let’s compare that to the United States.

Fachada.jpg
It's a beautiful house. Wouldn't it be nice if someone else would clean it for you?

The average cost of a maid in the United States is $152 per visit. Let me say that again, per visit. That means that, for less than it would cost you to have a maid come to your house only twice a month in the United States, you could have a maid who cleans your house every weekday for an entire month in Nicaragua.

Other domestic help services which are traditionally out of reach for the middle class American are well within almost anyone’s budget in Nicaragua. A personal gardener, for example, will cost only about $15 per day in Nicaragua. Compare this to the average cost of hiring a gardener in the United States, which is $13.35 per hour.

A personal chauffer in Nicaragua costs around $300 per month. In the United States, even on the cheap end, this same service would cost around $1700 per month. A personal language tutor in the United States typically costs $30-40 per hour, with the bare minimum being $15 per hour. A well paid language tutor in Nicaragua will cost you no more than $10 per hour. 

Yoga_on_the_Beach__iStock_000076436987_Large.jpg
Enjoying some yoga on the beach (now that they've got so much free time without chores to worry about)

It truly is incredible how much one’s quality of life can improve by moving to Nicaragua. Thanks to the extreme affordability of domestic help in Nicaragua, for only a few hundred dollars a month, you could never have to do any chores again. It may sound too good to be true, but it isn’t. Imagine all of the other things you could do with your time if you never again had to worry about chores. If never having to worry about chores again sounds appealing to you, then you may want to consider moving to Nicaragua.

Adam McGeehan

Written by Adam McGeehan

Adam is a recent graduate of Allegheny College. There he majored in Economics with a minor in Spanish. He has always been interested in traveling abroad and is thrilled to have recently taken up residence in Managua, Nicaragua to work as an intern for ECI Development. He is excited to take in all of the culture of this wondrous nation.

Topics: Living In Nicaragua