How to estimate packers and movers charges?

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Let's go through the process how these factors sum up to the cost.

Local House Shifting (within City)

Household goods:

The Household goods volume decides the type of truck needed for your shifting.

A truck can range from small Tata Ace to 18 feet DCM. Price can range from Rs 1000 to 3500 and on number of trips.


In the local movements as the transit time is hardly 1 -2 hours the chances of goods getting damaged is very minimal.

Usually, packing is done only for the fragile, electronic items and kitchen crockery is wrapped with papers and will be packed in cardboard boxes.

This kind of packing approximately costs around Rs 1000 to Rs 3500.

*Packing of furniture and other items may cost additional which depends on the quantity of packing material used.


These people are the one who takes possession of your goods. They pack, load, unpack them. Professional Staff usually charges Rs 400-500/person. Normally, below are the manpower required for a house shifting.

House Type Men Required Price
1 BHK 2 800-1000
2 BHK 4 1600-2000
3 BHK 5 2000-2500

Additional Services: Optional

Packers and movers don’t deal with assembling and disassembling of the electronic items. If you need, they can facilitate an electrician on the move day.

AC assemble and disassemble LCD mount at new home Geyser mount at new home
Rs 1500-1800 Rs 400-400 Rs 400-400

Physical Activity Involved: Optional

When the elevator is not available or when the distance between the truck and your house is greater than 50 Meters or when roping is required. An amount of Rs 500 to Rs 1000 will add up.

Shifting Timings: Optional

In the city vehicle mobility is restricted from 8.00 am to 12.00 noon and 4.00 pm. to 9.00 pm. When you need to shift between these timings you need to pay a Challan of Rs 600.

Tips: Optional

Most of the shifting staff ask for a tip at the end. Usually Rs 50-100/person.

Cost of movers and packers – Local house shifting

After evaluating more than 6000+ local house shifting quotes from different trusted packers and movers, counting customer experiences, household safety and quality of the staff, these are the mean prices for shifting based on house type.

House hold volume Transport Packing Labor Approx Total
1 BHK (Standard – Big) Rs 1000 – 2000 Rs 1000 – 2000 Rs 1000 – 1500 Rs 3000 – 4500
2 BHK (Standard – Big) Rs 1500 – 4000 Rs 1500 – 2500 Rs 1500 – 4000 Rs 4500 – 10500
3 BHK and 3 BHK+ (Standard – Big) Rs 4000 – 6000 Rs 4000 – 5000 Rs 2500 – 3500 Rs 10500 – 14500

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