The maid supplies are much more than Southern CAL than in the north.No reason anyone in California should be paying $45 US dollars per hour. I don't even think calling a service/company would charge that much. I live in Southern California and it's fairly easy to find a decent housekeeper and pay about $100 to $150 US dollars per day. I have a maid that comes 3 times a week. I have a large 5 bedroom house and it takes all day to clean it. I pay about $125 per day and she comes around 9:30 AM and leaves around 4:30 PM.
Most of my friends have a maid as well and they pay around $125 to $150 per day to clean it all day. I'm not sure where you'd need to pay $45 per HOUR. That's nuts.