If you’re looking for a home cleaning service by an ‘ayi’ or ‘maid’ in Shanghai:
Hourly prices for an ayi start at around ¥35.
These companies have ayis in Pudong, ayis in Puxi and even English-speaking ayis.
Monthly rates for ayis are around ¥5,500 upwards.
It’s very useful to have an ayi like this for cleaning the house, while you may want to take more time and only use a personal recommendation to get an ayi to take care of your children — if you can ever trust one to do so.