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Gordon MacKay of InNicaNow.com – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
House and garden on  Laguna de Apoyo, Nicaragua – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe minimum wage for a full-time gardener in Nicaragua starts at about US $260 a month including all benefits such as healthcare, an extra month payment in December, four weeks holidays, and a retirement fund.
 
You can hire a gardener for about $10 -$15 a day depending on how long the day is going to be and how specialized the work is. On average gardeners work for 6-8 hours a day.
 
I’ve seen gardeners in Nicaragua who just sat there browsing the Internet all day. On the other hand, I’ve also seen gardeners who do an incredible job; more than I could even believe they would do in a day.
 
Getting good service in Nicaragua takes finding a good person, and usually finding the right people to work with starts with knowing the other expats around you.
 
My family and I live in a small complex with three homes. We have monthly fees included in our rent that pay for the caretaker who watches your property for security and does other things like cleaning the pool, gardening, etc. and stays in your home day and night.
 
(House and garden on  Laguna de Apoyo, Nicaragua,pictured.)
Lance Moss of Surfari Charters – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Lance Moss's Safari Beach House, Popoyo, Nicaragua – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe starting point for laborers is approximately 150 cordobas, which translates out to about US $6 a day. The bottom end I think around US $6 to $7. We pay people more than that.
 
 In Nicaragua the minimum wage depends on the profession or the occupation, but in general, it’s around or less than $10 a day.  So if you pay someone $10 or a little bit more that’s above minimum wage, which would be appropriate for non-skilled type of labor. As a result, I’d say around $10 a day is a pretty good gauge for the pay of someone like a gardener.
 
(Lance Moss's Safari Beach House, Popoyo, Nicaragua, pictured.)
Eugenio Cortez of Hacienda & Ecolodge Morgan´s Rock – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
If you want to hire a gardener in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, you have two choices: you can hire a gardener for a day or you can employ one. Most homeowners will just hire a gardener for the day, which would cost anywhere from US $10 to $15 a day. You have to provide him with lunch and pay him cash on the spot.
George Cooper of Casa de Cooper – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Beautiful view of the valley at Casa de Cooper, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingOur gardener in San Juan del Sur cost us $250 US dollars a month.  He works 6 days a week.
 
We are required by law to offer him health insurance and provide him with vacation or vacation pay.
Jeffrey Soderlind of Horizon Group – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
A full-time gardener in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua typically costs around US $250 per month after accounting for their regular salary as well as their vacation, holiday and severance pays.
 
This monthly cost can be further reduced by working with a property management company that provides this service, as it may not be necessary to have a full-time gardener for your property.
 
A gardener is also typically in charge of pool maintenance for homes with a pool.

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