Hiring domestic help in Singapore is a fairly common practice.  In many dual-income families where both parents work long hours, domestic help is often employed to cope with household chores and with taking care of the kids and old folks.

If your life circumstances have changed and you’re considering hiring a domestic helper for your home, one of the first concerns you may have is the financial cost.

The helper’s salary is only one aspect of it, so read on to find out how much it really costs to hire a live-in domestic helper.

1. Helper’s Salary

The helper’s salary generally varies according to the number of years of experience, but expect to pay around S$500 and more.

On top of that, you will be responsible for meals, lodging, as well as medical and travel expenses.

2.  Levy

The foreign domestic worker levy is paid directly to the government. …