You know, when Dominican cleaning lady comes to the new tower in Piantini with nice lobby, modern elevator, parking full of new Porsches, she expects to be paid better than in Gazcue or El Millon Especially if the owner is a foreigner.What does the area have to do with it? Wages in the capital are higher than in el campo, but it doesn't matter if it's in Piantini, Millon, Los Cacicazgos or Gazcue.
The area believe it or not does have a lot to do with it. There a 3 people where I live that I know use a housekeeper. Pretty much they all perform the same duties and the pay is pretty much the same. However a friend of ours has a condo in a highrise on the Malecon and he pays almost double for the same service I am getting. I am happy with my housekeeper and trust her. That is well worth the price I pay.What does the area have to do with it? Wages in the capital are higher than in el campo, but it doesn't matter if it's in Piantini, Millon, Los Cacicazgos or Gazcue.
500 pesos for three hours is a lot though, is she doing another house after yours, than 300 should do. Is she going home after yours, pay her 500 and tell her to stay the whole day and cook as well.