See local cleaners rates for 2023 and get quotes

Cleaner cost per hour

Cleaning is tough! Spending hours polishing and dusting surfaces, mopping and vacuuming floors, if we could afford it we would rather get someone else to do it . Aside from the time-saver, there are health benefits too as regular cleaning is more likely to keep dust /pet allergies at bay.

All cleaners cost on average £19 per hour in the UK. Domestic cleaners who come to your home to clean your house on a regular basis tend to be a little cheaper, but expect to be paying at least £15 per hour if your cleaner is any good. Specialist cleaners who come in to clean something on a one off basis, like an end of lease cleaning tend to be more expensive.

It is common now for even domestic cleaners to bring their own hoover and cleaning materials. You can expect to pay £45 per week to clean a 3 bedroom house in the Midlands, taking 3 hours. Finding the right cleaner within your budget is easy with HaMuch. Get quotes by posting a job with us and compare rates of cleaners local to you.

Cleaner cost per day

The average daily rate for a cleaner in the UK is £138. Cleaners come in many guises and large VAT registered commercial cleaning companies can have a very different rate to an independent local domestic cleaner who is charging cash only.

So, depending on where you live and what kind of cleaning service you are after, you can pay from as little as £80 to £600 a day. If you are leaving a property and need to get it very clean, specialist “End of Tenancy” firms are at hand for around £140.

Why not post a job on our site and find out which local cleaners are available to clean your property and get quotes.

How to get the cheapest quotes when looking for a cleaner

Cleaners who are self-employed are just as experienced as those working for a larger company. In fact, cleaners who work for themselves tend to be older and better at understanding customer needs.

By being an independent, self-employed cleaner they avoid many overhead costs, charging less for cleaning jobs and giving you the same or even better quality of work.

Get quotes from self-employed cleaners and talk directly with the person who is going to do the job.

Choosing a cleaner

The cleaning company or soletrader does not need to come to your home to quote, instead they will be able to discuss with you over the phone or by email based on the size of your home and what services you require from them. Never accept a verbal quote as this opens you up to miscommunication so always insist that they either post or email you the quote for you to read over before accepting.

The majority of cleaning companies are VAT registered, so check with them if VAT still needs to be added on top of the figure quoted. Choosing a local cleaner could be cheaper if you want to avoid VAT and pay cash.

Professional cleaners often offer set services, e.g. dusting, polishing, hoovering, cleaning the bathrooms, cleaning the kitchen including washing the morning breakfast dishes, making all of the beds… but if you have specific services in mind that you would like to add to the services, ask about their bespoke services, e.g including washing inside windows or hosing down the patio and garden furniture in summer.

When receiving a quote, check to see which cleaning materials you are required to provide (such as a vacuum cleaner or a mop) and what cleaning materials they will be bringing to the job. If they normally arrive with their own bottles of cleaning chemicals, you can check which brand they use and if you prefer a different brand, ask if you could rather provide all of the cleaning chemicals and see if this would reduce the overall cost (they might use harsh chemicals where you prefer eco-friendly chemicals like Ecover or Method).

Before choosing a regular cleaner, ask for references from previous clients and Google to see what reviews are left on the internet about them. As this is someone who will be in your home for hours at set intervals do ask the company if the cleaners have been thoroughly checked. If it is a company, find out if the cleaner is an employee of theirs or if they then contract it out as it might be cheaper to just cut out the middleman and go directly to the cleaner.

Be sure to check how long the cleaning company has been doing this line of work and whether they are affiliated to any organisation for more peace of mind, e.g., British Cleaners Association (BCA) or Federation of Master Cleaners.

Cost to hire a cleaner

Cleaning a 3 bedroom house cost

For a rate of £15 per hour cleaning a 3 bed house with one bathroom should take 3 hours and cost £45 for a weekly service. On the day the cleaner is due, this may sound obvious but DO NOT clean before they are due to arrive. Being house proud it may feel strange opening the door to someone knowing that beds are unmade or that your hallway needs a sweep / hoover but for the cleaner to have knowledge of what will be expected on-going and what the norm is, it is best that from day 1, the job is correctly defined. Also, this will avoid you feeling resentment at paying for a cleaner after cleaning yourself!

Steam cleaning carpet cost

Carpet cleaning, curtain cleaning and steam cleaning furniture are services offered by specialist cleaning companies.

Tip: Aside from having chosen a service based on a set service offered or creating your own bespoke service, before the cleaner starts you do need to agree on their terms and conditions. What will happen if you are not satisfied with the quality of cleaning after one of their days in your home? Will they come back to do a touch-up or rectify the room you felt was not properly cleaned? Will they offer you a discount on the following cleaning day?
Tip: Ask what is their cancellation policy? Unfortunately, life is not always smooth sailing, and any unforeseen chaos might result in you having to cancel on the day they due or the day before. What is a suitable notice period, would they charge you and would you allow the cleaner in your home if you cannot be there too?

Domestic and commercial cleaning costs

Job details Estimate
Cost to clean windows and glass conservatories £25
Cost to pressure clean patio or decking £100
Cost to clean the kitchen including oven £100
Cost to clean a home £45
End of tenancy cleaning of 3 bedroom house £300
Cost to clean the driveway £250
Cost to clean a bathroom £80
Cost to clean upholstery £70 per item
Deep carpet clean – wet or dry £25 per room
Fortnightly clean of a 2 bed flat / house £55
Monthly clean of a 2 bed flat / house £80
Polish and clean floors £30 per room
Oven and HOB deep clean £75
Steam clean of curtains £30 per pair
Once-off outside windows clean of 10 windows £25
Outside regular windows clean of 10 windows £20
Once-off inside windows clean of 10 windows £30
Inside and outside windows clean of 10 windows £50

Rates for other trades

Cleaner hourly rate and daily rate
Cleaner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK for 2023 (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Cleaner near Aberdeen£14£118
Cleaner near Amber Valley£17£124
Cleaner near Arun£24£177
Cleaner near Ashfield£17£120
Cleaner near Aylesbury Vale£20£147
Cleaner near Barnsley£15£89
Cleaner near Basildon£19£188
Cleaner near Basingstoke & Deane£17£140
Cleaner near Bassetlaw£13£104
Cleaner near Bath & North East Somerset£18£157
Cleaner near Bedford£28£186
Cleaner near Belfast£14£116
Cleaner near Birmingham£16£131
Cleaner near Blackburn£14£113
Cleaner near Blackpool£14£119
Cleaner near Bolton£17£127
Cleaner near Bournemouth£36£108
Cleaner near Bracknell Forest£21£154
Cleaner near Bradford£19£114
Cleaner near Braintree£17£122
Cleaner near Breckland£15£120
Cleaner near Bridgend£17£141
Cleaner near Brighton£24£168
Cleaner near Bristol£17£149
Cleaner near Broadland£18£132
Cleaner near Broxtowe£18£128
Cleaner near Bury£17£125
Cleaner near Caerphilly£22£167
Cleaner near Calderdale£23£131
Cleaner near Cambridge£32£204
Cleaner near Canterbury£12£94
Cleaner near Cardiff£22£164
Cleaner near Carmarthenshire£14£100
Cleaner near Charnwood£25£165
Cleaner near Chelmsford£20£139
Cleaner near Cheltenham£30£233
Cleaner near Cherwell£18£102
Cleaner near Chester£15£110
Cleaner near Colchester£16£125
Cleaner near Conway£14£120
Cleaner near Coventry£15£179
Cleaner near Crewe & Nantwich£19£122
Cleaner near Dacorum£20£159
Cleaner near Derby£18£128
Cleaner near Doncaster£12£85
Cleaner near Dover£10£75
Cleaner near Dudley£16£132
Cleaner near Dumfries & Galloway£10£80
Cleaner near Dundee£45£300
Cleaner near East Ayrshire£30£200
Cleaner near East Devon£14£92
Cleaner near East Dunbartonshire£15£125
Cleaner near East Hampshire£20£152
Cleaner near East Hertfordshire£19£158
Cleaner near East Lindsey£15£100
Cleaner near East Riding£24£150
Cleaner near Eastleigh£21£158
Cleaner near Edinburgh£30£184
Cleaner near Elmbridge£19£144
Cleaner near Epping Forest£19£160
Cleaner near Erewash£23£152
Cleaner near Exeter£15£108
Cleaner near Falkirk£19£140
Cleaner near Fife£38£197
Cleaner near Flintshire£15£105
Cleaner near Gateshead£15£119
Cleaner near Gedling£18£125
Cleaner near Glasgow£16£132
Cleaner near Gloucester£31£224
Cleaner near Guildford£18£148
Cleaner near Gwynedd£12£92
Cleaner near Halton£15£118
Cleaner near Harrogate£16£109
Cleaner near Havant & Waterloo£21£161
Cleaner near Highland£18£150
Cleaner near Horsham£17£121
Cleaner near Huntingdonshire£20£225
Cleaner near Ipswich£16£134
Cleaner near Isle of Wight£21£164
Cleaner near Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£14£132
Cleaner near Kingston-upon-Hull£22£140
Cleaner near Kirklees£23£123
Cleaner near Knowsley£16£117
Cleaner near Lancaster£14£108
Cleaner near Leeds£19£114
Cleaner near Leicester£29£181
Cleaner near Lisburn£14£122
Cleaner near Liverpool£15£111
Cleaner near London£19£150
Cleaner near Luton£21£163
Cleaner near Macclesfield£17£136
Cleaner near Maidstone£19£141
Cleaner near Manchester£17£125
Cleaner near Mid Bedfordshire£24£177
Cleaner near Mid Sussex£19£137
Cleaner near Middlesbrough£30£106
Cleaner near Milton Keynes£23£164
Cleaner near Neath Port Talbot£18£127
Cleaner near New Forest£19£129
Cleaner near Newbury£18£148
Cleaner near Newcastle-under-Lyme£20£131
Cleaner near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£15£119
Cleaner near Newport£23£173
Cleaner near North Ayrshire£30£200
Cleaner near North Hertfordshire£23£173
Cleaner near North Lanarkshire£17£133
Cleaner near North Lincolnshire£13£93
Cleaner near North Somerset£17£160
Cleaner near North Tyneside£15£119
Cleaner near North Wiltshire£24£163
Cleaner near Northampton£14£143
Cleaner near Norwich£20£142
Cleaner near Nottingham£23£152
Cleaner near Nuneaton & Bedworth£15£181
Cleaner near Oldham£17£123
Cleaner near Oxford£19£131
Cleaner near Peterborough£18£213
Cleaner near Plymouth£15£108
Cleaner near Poole£36£108
Cleaner near Portsmouth£21£162
Cleaner near Preston£14£116
Cleaner near Reading£18£148
Cleaner near Redcar & Cleveland£21£103
Cleaner near Reigate & Banstead£17£138
Cleaner near Renfrewshire£16£132
Cleaner near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£26£193
Cleaner near Rochdale£17£124
Cleaner near Rochester-upon-Medway£10£90
Cleaner near Rotherham£13£87
Cleaner near Salford£17£125
Cleaner near Salisbury£23£154
Cleaner near Sandwell£16£132
Cleaner near Scarborough£25£225
Cleaner near Sefton£15£111
Cleaner near Sevenoaks£20£143
Cleaner near Sheffield£13£87
Cleaner near Slough£20£147
Cleaner near Solihull£16£161
Cleaner near South Ayrshire£30£200
Cleaner near South Bedfordshire£28£186
Cleaner near South Cambridgeshire£31£200
Cleaner near South Gloucestershire£17£153
Cleaner near South Oxfordshire£19£148
Cleaner near South Somerset£31£211
Cleaner near South Tyneside£15£117
Cleaner near Southampton£21£158
Cleaner near Southend-on-Sea£19£134
Cleaner near St Albans£21£166
Cleaner near St Helens£16£122
Cleaner near Stafford£18£121
Cleaner near Stockport£17£123
Cleaner near Stockton-on-Tees£30£115
Cleaner near Stoke-on-Trent£20£131
Cleaner near Stratford-on-Avon£15£145
Cleaner near Stroud£31£222
Cleaner near Suffolk Coastal£16£125
Cleaner near Sunderland£15£117
Cleaner near Swale£19£143
Cleaner near Swansea£17£121
Cleaner near Tameside£17£124
Cleaner near Teignbridge£16£103
Cleaner near Tendring£15£121
Cleaner near Test Valley£19£136
Cleaner near Thamesdown£15£109
Cleaner near Thanet£10£80
Cleaner near The Wrekin£11£11
Cleaner near Thurrock£20£161
Cleaner near Torbay£18£124
Cleaner near Trafford£17£125
Cleaner near Vale of Glamorgan£17£135
Cleaner near Vale of White Horse£16£115
Cleaner near Vale Royal£15£111
Cleaner near Wakefield£18£107
Cleaner near Walsall£16£131
Cleaner near Warrington£16£124
Cleaner near Warwick£15£184
Cleaner near Waveney£15£35
Cleaner near Waverley£19£149
Cleaner near Wealden£16£105
Cleaner near West Lancashire£16£120
Cleaner near West Lothian£22£144
Cleaner near West Wiltshire£24£163
Cleaner near Wigan£15£124
Cleaner near Windsor & Maidenhead£20£144
Cleaner near Wirral£15£110
Cleaner near Wokingham£21£155
Cleaner near Wolverhampton£16£129
Cleaner near Wrexham Maelor£15£111
Cleaner near Wychavon£19£147
Cleaner near Wycombe£25£164
Cleaner near York£21£144