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Judy Newell of Perfect Journeys – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Garden in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingI pay our gardener 300 pesos (about US $17) a day, which is the standard daily gardener rate for San Miguel de Allende. He comes once a week and works from 8 AM to 4 PM nonstop. He's very good at maintaining (not manicuring) our yard of 13-1/2 acres with that amount of time using both his and my tools. 
 
In San Miguel de Allende, you pay more if workers come on a per day basis than you pay them if they work full time for a week.
 
(Garden in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico,pictured.)
Nancy Howze of CDR Bienes Raices San Miguel, SC – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Garden at sunset, outside San Miguel de Allende, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe cost to have a gardener in San Miguel de Allende depends on a couple of things. The rates of gardeners, cooks and housekeepers always depend on their particular level of expertise. If you have a gardener working for you full time (9AM-4PM, 5 days a week, and 9AM-1PM once a week), the rate will be 1,000 pesos (US $50) for the whole week. 
 
I have a house management company that manages all my staff. My gardener also does other things, and I have a yard maintenance group that comes in once a month and does the big maintenance.  
 
(Garden at sunset, outside San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, pictured.)
Wesley Gleason of Agave Sotheby's International Realty – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Garden decorated for the holidays, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingIn San Miguel de Allende, a full time gardener who works 5 1/2 days a week will charge you about US $100 a week. They do gardening, other odd jobs, drive, and take care of a lot of things, so you have essentially a gardener / handyman / driver, etc.
 
The gardeners in San Miguel de Allende generally do a great job. I have a big place so I need someone to come in every day. The gardeners do not live with me; they just come daily.
 
(Wesley Gleason's garden decorated for the holidays, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, pictured.)
Ivy Del Pozzo of Coldwell Banker SMART – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Courtyard garden, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingGardeners in San Miguel de Allende usually charge 60 to 65 pesos an hour (US $3.25 to $3.50) and I don’t think any of it really depends on how many days they work. There are also landscaping companies that can come to your house once a week and do work for you, as opposed to the individual gardeners. 
 
The length of time that a gardener spends to take care of your garden depends on how big your garden is and what needs to be done. Personally, I do not have a gardener any more although I have a lot of outdoor plants. My maid likes to do gardening but doesn’t have the opportunity to have a space for herself, so on some days she works extra for me.
 
But if I had somebody come in twice a week to water the plants, and they were only there two hours, twice a week, that is also possible. The gardeners usually have other jobs that they do as well. Not everybody here in San Miguel de Allende has a property large enough that they need a gardener to stay for 8 to 10 hours a week. Some people do, but not everybody.
 
(Courtyard garden, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, pictured.)
Gretel Chazaro of Rancho Los Labradores – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Manicured shrubs in Rancho Los Labradores, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe usual amount paid to a gardener here in San Miguel de Allende is 250 to 300 pesos (US $14 to $16) per day. They work for 5 or 6 hours per day.
 
Normally, people hire gardeners for the entire week. So for example, here in Rancho Los Labradores, which is our company, our arrangement for the gardeners with the neighborhood is that if they just need the gardener once a week, then five different neighbors need to hire the same gardener so that he has a fixed job and can earn more money. We offer lots of other maintenance services, too, like handyman services, cleaning services, construction, etc.
 
(Manicured shrubs in Rancho Los Labradores, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, pictured.)
Maria Mazarro of Kika's Botique – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Patio with fountain, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingTo get a gardener in San Miguel de Allende who would work at your house for 5 days a week costs about 1,200 pesos ($65) a week. If you hire them by the day would be around 250 pesos (less than $14) a day and they could come once a week.
 
I have guard who does multiple tasks including cleaning the pool, keeping the garden, and watching the property. I pay him 1,500 pesos ($80) a week and he lives 2 minutes away from our property. I give him extra money if I need him to do more things at my property. 
 
(Patio with a fountain, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, pictured.)
Alexandra del Villar of Mon Bistro Canadien Cuisine – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
A hacienda outside of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe cost to get a gardener in San Miguel de Allende varies depending on the size of your garden and the quality of the gardener. Just like anything, there are people who are way more knowledgeable than others.
 
On average, the cost to get a gardener is from 200 pesos to 600 pesos (US $11 to $33) per session. The number of hours that they stay at your property depends on the things that they have to do. They could mow the lawn, tend to flowers, and trim trees, etc. within 1 to 2 hours depending on the size of your property. If they stay for more than an hour, they would usually charge more than 200 pesos (US $11). Usually, one gardener can do these tasks in a day.
 
I would suggest that you get recommendations rather than just picking up somebody off of the street.
 
(A hacienda outside of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, pictured.)

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