How Much Do Apartment Cleaning Services Cost?

Typical Range:

$60 - $180

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Cost data is based on research by HomeAdvisor.

Updated August 4, 2022

Reviewed by Asya Biddle, Cleaning Services Professional & Owner of The Dust Busters, Williamsport, PA

Written by HomeAdvisor.

Apartment cleaning costs $110 on average. Prices typically range between $80 and $140, but they could cost as low as $60 and up to $180 or higher. Professional cleaners usually charge hourly, with an average rate of $50 per hour. Your total costs depend on the size of the apartment and the amount of cleaning needed.

Apartment Cleaning Price by Size

Most apartments measure between 700 and 1,200 square feet, so although they're smaller than a typical house, the cleaning process is the same. Costs vary based on the size of the space and the type of cleaning required. 

The table below shows you the price for a basic cleaning service per visit for both one- and two-bedroom apartments. Remember that you'll pay more for a deep clean or a start- or end-of-tenancy cleaning.

Number of Bedrooms in ApartmentAverage Price Range
1$60 – $110
2$90 – $130

One-Bedroom Apartment Cleaning Prices

The cost to clean a one-bed, one-bath apartment runs between $60 and $110. A one-time standard service runs on the lower end (between $60 and $90), while most move-out cleaning costs $110.

Cost to Clean Two-Bedroom Apartment

Cleaning a two-bed apartment ranges from $90 to $130 but could cost up to $600 for a deep move-out cleaning. You’ll likely pay at least $10 more for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom versus a two-bed, one-bath.

Hiring professional cleaners to come biweekly can lower the cost of an individual visit. The more frequently the service is provided, you may receive a better rate. You also may find that it costs the same to have two cleanings per month instead of one. While a one-time cleaning for a two-bedroom apartment costs between $90 and $130, two cleanings can lower the cost to $80 to $120 per visit

Apartment Cleaning Add-On Costs

Standard basic services for cleaning an apartment include general tidy-up tasks like dusting, vacuuming, cleaning floors and countertops, and cleaning down the kitchen and bathrooms. Other services are available, but they're billed in addition to the standard apartment cleaning option and most likely need to be booked in advance, as cleaning service providers work on a tight schedule. 

Apartment Cleaning Price List

The table below lists some of the more common cleaning tasks you can request from your cleaning pro.

Cleaning ServiceAverage Price Range
Carpet$0.20 – $0.40 per sq. ft.
Inside of cabinets$20 – $50
Laundry$5 – $20 per load
Oven$20 – $50
Polishing wood surfaces$20 – $40
Refrigerator$20 – $80

Empty Apartment and Move-Out Cleaning

Move-out cleaning costs between $110 and $350 for an empty apartment. Vacant apartments usually get a deeper cleaning because the property needs preparation for the next renters or tenants. Empty apartment and move-out cleaning involve thorough deep cleans, with services often including carpet shampooing, appliance cleaning, and sanitization.

If an apartment has sat vacant for some time, it’ll likely cost the same price range to clean it, if not more. A three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment with lots of dust and cobwebs could cost as much as $690 to clean.

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Apartment Cleaning Cost per Hour

Average apartment cleaning rates are $50 per hour on average, but could cost as little as $30 per hour or as much as $70 per hour, depending on where you live. Larger apartments or condos may require a deeper or regular cleaning. The cost to hire a maid service is between $40 and $80 per hourper cleaner.

Condo Cleaning Prices

For a three-bed, two-bath condo cleaning, expect to pay between $100 and $180. Condos are usually bigger than apartments. The average condo is 1,200 square feet, whereas the average apartment is less than 1,000 square feet. This size difference means more room to clean.

Rental Property Cleaning Prices

Hiring a cleaning company to clean a rental property costs anywhere from $90 to $690. Most people pay between $110 and $350, with most landlords hiring this service once their tenants move out to prepare for the next renters. Move-out cleaning prices depend on several factors:

  • Apartment size

  • Overall cleanliness

  • Whether pets lived in the space

  • If the previous tenants smoked

3 different spaces compared by costs to clean, with a condo ranging from $100 to $180

Cost to Deep Clean an Apartment

For a filthy apartment, deep cleaning costs around $110 to $170. Larger three- or four-bedroom places typically cost between $180 and $400. How much you'll pay depends on the deep cleaning package you sign up for. Extras, like shampooing the carpet, aren’t included in your package and can quickly increase deep cleaning apartment costs.

What to Expect From a Deep Cleaning

Every cleaning service has a different definition of what a deep clean entails, so it's important you check to ensure you're getting all the services you want in your deep cleaning package. In general, deep cleaning an apartment involves a thorough cleaning, including sanitizing or disinfecting key areas, including trash bins, dishwashers, sinks, and faucets. 

Other standard services include cleaning tiles, shower curtains, and vent covers and giving your range and drain pipes a thorough going-over. Cleaning inside the refrigerator and cleaning out your oven may also be included. 

DIY Apartment Cleaning vs. Hiring a Professional

Most people clean their own apartment because it's less expensive, but it can take a lot of time to do a decent job. Thoroughly keeping up your apartment takes approximately 160 minutes per week, and many people don't have the time, energy, or ability to clean an apartment themselves. Hiring an apartment cleaner near you on a biweekly basis can make things easier and save more than five hours a month.

Additionally, you may be able to save money by hiring a pro when you're about to move out. Depending on your lease, finding your own company can cost less than relying on the landlord to do it.


How much is a one-time apartment cleaning?

A one-time apartment cleaning service costs around $110. You could pay anywhere from $60 to $180 or more, depending on the size of your place and whether it needs a deep cleaning.

How much are apartment building cleaning services?

You’ll likely hire commercial cleaners for an apartment building, which usually costs between $30 and $80 per hour per cleaner. Find a local top-rated maid service to work out an estimate and cleaning schedule.

What are carpet cleaning prices for apartments?

The cost to carpet clean an apartment is between $0.20 and $0.40 per square foot. Most apartments aren’t entirely carpeted, so for a 200-square-foot space, you’ll likely pay around $80 to $100.

How much is an apartment cleaning fee?

Apartment cleaning fees vary but usually apply at the end of a lease. Hiring a professional service on your own can save you more money than if your landlord hires a cleaner once you move out.

Should you be home when the cleaners come?

Whether you stay home or leave when your cleaner comes is a personal choice. Some people like to make life easier for their cleaner by ensuring the house is empty of people and pets. Others make the pets and kids scarce but choose to stay in the home and keep out of the cleaner's way.

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