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April 5, 2021

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

Apartment Cleaning Prices

Apartment cleaning costs $110 on average. Prices typically range between $80 and $140 but 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.

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Apartment Cleaning Cost

Average Cost$110
High Cost$180+
Low Cost$60

Apartment Cleaning Price List

While a standard apartment cleaning service costs between $80 and $140, certain cleaning add-ons may cost extra.

Apartment Cleaning Service Costs
Cleaning ServiceCost
Refrigerator$20-$80
Laundry$5-$20 per load
Oven$20-$50
Inside of cabinets$20-$50
Polishing wood surfaces$20-$40
Carpet$0.20-$0.40 per square foot

A standard apartment cleaning usually includes the following:

  • Bathroom
  • Sinks
  • Countertops
  • Mirrors
  • Making bed(s)
  • Vacuuming
  • Mopping
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Empty Apartment Cleaning Prices

Move out cleaning costs between $110 and $350 for an empty apartment. Vacant apartments usually get a deeper cleaning because the property needs preparing for the next renters or tenants.

If an apartment has sat vacant for some time, it will still likely cost between $110 and $350 to clean, if not more. A 3-bed, 2-bath apartment with lots of dust and cobwebs could cost as much as $690 to clean.

Apartment Cleaning Price by Size

BedroomsCost
1$60-$100
2$90-$130

One-Bedroom Apartment Cleaning Prices

The cost to clean a 1-bed, 1-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 2-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 2-bed, 2-bath (versus a 2-bed, 1-bath).

Hiring professional cleaners to come bi-weekly can lower the cost of an individual visit. The more frequently the service is provided, you may receive a better rate. You may find that it costs the same to have two cleanings per month instead of one. While a one-time cleaning for a 2-bedroom apartment costs between $90 and $130, two cleanings lower the cost to $80 to $120 per visit. Contact an apartment cleaner near you for an estimate.

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Condo Cleaning Prices

For a 3-bed, 2-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 difference in size means more room to clean.

Rental Property Cleaning Prices

Hiring a cleaning company to clean a rental property costs anywhere from $90 to $690, but average between $110 and $350. Most landlords hire 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 apartment
  • If the previous tenants smoked
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Apartment Cleaning Rates

Average apartment cleaning rates are $50 per hour but could cost as low as $30 per hour. Larger apartments or condos may require a deeper or regular cleaning. The cost to hire a maid service is between $40 and $80 per hour, per cleaner.

Cost for Cleaning a Filthy Apartment

Deep cleaning a really dirty apartment usually ranges from $110 to $170. Larger 3- or 4-bedroom places typically cost between $180 and $400. A deep cleaning requires add-ons (such as shampooing the carpet) which increase your costs.

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DIY Apartment Cleaning vs. Hiring a Professional

Most people clean their own apartment because it’s less expensive. However, most people also know that it takes a lot of time to do a decent job. Thoroughly keeping up your apartment takes 160 minutes a week. Many people just don’t have the time, energy or ability to clean an apartment themselves; hiring a professional makes things infinitely easier.

Those who are very busy with work or travel a lot know that nothing is more satisfying than coming home to a clean place. Even if you just don’t like cleaning (who does?) you could save more than 5 hours a month by hiring a bi-weekly service.

Additionally, you could actually save money by hiring a service when you’re about to move out. Depending on your lease, it could cost less to find your own company instead of relying on the landlord to do it.

FAQs

How much is a one-time apartment cleaning?

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

How much are apartment building cleaning services?

You’ll likely hire commercial cleaners for an apartment building which usually cost between $30 and $80 per hour, per cleaner. Find a 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. Sometimes hiring a professional service on your own saves you more money than if your landlord hires a cleaner once you move out.

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