News Release

The Hong Kong SAR Government announced on 27 September, 2019,the monthly wages for domestic helpers increase to HK$4,630.-/monthand food allowance isnot less thanHK$1,121.- /monthwith effective from  28 September, 2019.

 

With effective from 30 September, 2018 the monthly wages for domestic helpers in HK$4520.- and food allowance is HK$1,075.-

 

The Hong Kong SAR Government announced on 29 September 2017 the increase in the level of the Minimum Allowable Wage (MAW) and Food Allowance for foreign domestic helpers (FDHs) in the territory.

Details of the increase are as follows:


1.Increase of the MAW by HK$100 from HK$4,310 to HK4,410 per month.


2.If employers choose to provide their FDHs with a food allowance in lieu of free food, said allowance will be increased by HK$42 to not less that HK$1,053 per month from not less than HK$1,037 per month.

 

3. The new levels of the MAW and the food allowance will apply to all contracts on and after  30 Septerber, 2017.