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How much does a housekeeper cost in Alberta?

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You’re busy and have a hectic week ahead. Trying to balance work, family, social life and self-care is a lot to handle. Maintaining a clean house on top of that can be overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be this way! Hiring a house cleaner is a great way to free up your time, so you can focus on the things that matter most. And hiring a cleaner, or maid doesn’t have to break the bank.
So how much does a housekeeper cost? From our research, on average they charge $20.00 an hour in Alberta.

Housekeeper rates in Alberta

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* Rate information as of December 5, 2023
Yakub M
Yakub M
I am Yakub, a housekeeper and window washer in Edmonton, Alberta. I truly enjoy helping people make their homes look their best. I specialize in general cleaning of rooms, dusting, vacuuming, and window washing. For my services, I charge $17.00 per hour and I'm available to help with any home or office cleaning needs. I have many years of experience and take great pride in my work. I provide reliable service and strive to exceed your expectations. If you're looking for an experienced, professional housekeeper and window washer, I invite you to reach out to me. I'm reliable, efficient, and will make sure the job is done right. Message me today and let me help you make your home or office look its best.
Zuzana M
Zuzana M
My name is Zuzana and I am a professional housekeeper in Canmore, Alberta. I specialize in bathroom, general rooms, kitchen, oven cleaning and window washing. My services also include fridge cleaning and dish washing. I understand the importance of keeping the house clean and tidy and I am dedicated to providing a high quality service. I have worked as a cleaner in a residential buildings in Vancouver for 7 months and am able to deliver a great cleaning service. I am reliable, detail-oriented and organized. I take pride in my work and go the extra mile to make sure the house is spotless. If you are looking for a reliable housekeeper, I am the perfect choice. My rates are very competitive and I will charge $25 per hour. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in my services. I look forward to hearing from you.

What impacts cleaning costs?

Many factors can impact the rate of a cleaner. The city you live in and the type of clean you’re looking for all impact your final cost. The most common factors that cleaners use when preparing a quote are:


  • The different costs of living in certain areas of the country can impact the cost of hiring a housekeeper.

Types of Cleaning Services

  • Different types of cleaning services have different prices depending on the work required. Read below for more information about the different types of cleaning services.


  • We all love our furry friends, but they sure do shed! Expect to pay a bit more if you have a furry family member. Especially if you need to have upholstery cleaned.

Cleaning Products

  • The quote you receive can also be impacted by the types of cleaning products that your cleaner uses. Using certain brands or eco-friendly products can impact the final quote. Another factor is if you need your cleaner to provide their products or use the ones you have on hand.

Years of Experience

  • A cleaner with many years of experience and a strong brand and reputation may charge higher rates than a cleaner new to the industry.

Cleaning Frequency

  • Many cleaners will offer a discount for more regular cleaning. The more frequently you work with a cleaner, the lower the cost per clean.

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Different types of cleaning services

Maintenance Clean

  • Do you normally keep your house in good shape or regularly work with a cleaner? Then you’re in luck! A maintenance clean is usually the cheapest cleaning option and is typically a surface-level clean. Dust beware!

Moving Clean

  • If you’re planning an upcoming move, then a moving clean is right for you. This type of cleaning is typically done at your new location before you move in. There’s nothing better than moving into a clean home.

Deep clean

  • The most thorough option out there is the deep clean. This is normally the most expensive option, but you get everything you pay for and more. This type of cleaning service involves getting into every nook and cranny of your home leaving it spotless from top to bottom.

Different types of payment models

Each housekeeper has their own method for determining their quote. Here are some of the most common ways we’ve found:

Per hour

  • If the cleaner you’re working with charges per hour, expect to see a minimum number of booking hours per session.

Per square foot

  • This is one of the most accurate payment models for estimating your final costs. But the downside is that not everyone has their home’s square footage on hand.

Per bedroom

  • This is the most common method of estimating your costs. But it can also be the most inaccurate depending on the other cleaning tasks involved such as your kitchen, bathrooms, etc. That being said, it’s a great starting point that we recommend for most homeowners.

Keep in mind that many cleaners use these payment models as a starting point for providing you with a price. Always confirm with your housekeeper what the final cost will be!