Monday, 4 June 2018

How to estimate packers and movers charges?

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

Local home relocation ( within City )

Home goods:

The Home goods volume decides the type of by lorry needed for your relocation.

A by lorry can range from small lorry to Tata 407 to 20 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 5-4 hours the chances of things getting damaged is very minimal.

Usually, best packing is done only for the fragile, electronic goods and kitchen crockery glass is wrapped with papers and will be packed in cardboard boxes and babble sheet.

This kind of packing approximately costs around  Rs 1500 to Rs 4000.

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


These people are the one who takes possession of your items. They pack, loading, unpacking them. Great Staff usually charges Rs 600-400/person. Normally, below are the manpower required for a home goods relocation.

House Type        Men Required   Price
1 BHK    2              1000-1200
2 BHK    4              1800-2200
3 BHK    5              2200-3000

Additional Services: Optional

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

AC assembles 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 by lorry and your home is greater that 500 Meters or when roping is required. An amount of Rs 5000 to Rs 10000 will add up.

Relocation Timings: Optional

In the city vehicle mobility is restricted from 7.00 am to 12.00 noon and 6.00 pm. to 9.00 pm. When you need to move between these time to time you need to pay a Chalan of Rs 600.

Tips: Optional

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

Low Cost of movers and packers – Local home relocation

After evaluating more than 6000+ local house relocation quotes from different trusted packers and movers, counting customer experiences, Home full safety and top quality of the staff, these are the mean prices for relocation 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

Added them as per your needs.

Additional Services          Physical Activity Involved             Shift Timings      Tips
Rs 1500-1800      Rs 500-1000        Rs 600   Rs 500

Do you still feel something still missing here?  You are right!


Did I miss it?


It doesn’t matter in most of the situations.

Let us clear the point. If you are relocation from btm layout to jp nagar it’s merely ~15km. It doesn’t take more than 3 LTR of diesel (approx Rs 230). Am I clear now?  Even your relocation distance is 1 km or 10 km still the logistic cost remains same.


If you are relocation from one floor to the other within the same apartment block then transport cost is reduced.

Intercity (City to City)


It’s not only the distance that decides the cost, but also the city you transporting to.

To explain it, If you are relocation a 2BHK from Hyderabad to Bangalore a shared by lorry would cost you around Rs 14k – 20k. If you are relocation the same 2BHK from Bangalore to Delhi it would cost you around 15.5k to 21k. Even the distance is same, demand to the outwards destination brings down the cost.

Vehicle Type:

It depends on the vehicle type you prefer to select – Shared or Dedicated by lorry.

If you opt for a shared by lorry, the by lorry gets shared between 6to 7 Homes and the delivery may take little longer time than usual but the prices are definitely reasonable.

If you want your delivery  to be fast or don’t want to share the by lorry one should opt for Dedicated by lorry. It will cost you additional Rs 5000 – 15000 more based on the distance.

Transportation will contribute  >50% of the cost.


Needless to say about the road conditions in India. Transit time ? Damage to goods. so the packing must be done carefully especially the glass, electronic, furniture and crockery items. Both the quantity and quality packing used is lot more than the local relocation.

It may cost from Rs 3000 – 8000 for the standard items. If you have any special and delicate artifacts it can add up to Rs 10000.

It takes up 30% of the cost.


In Long Haul movements unpacking is not done at the destination city. Only a few pan India vendors do unpacking at the destination city.Extra charges are applicable for this.

It can cost around Rs 1000–4000.

Packing, loading, unloading and unpacking will contribute approx 20–25% of the cost.

Other Taxes:

The by lorry has to cross borders and pass through state highways so the standard toll charges impact your transportation charge. In few states octroi charges are applicable.

Insurance: Optional

Insurance is an optional thing but it is always advisable to take insurance for a non-local movement.

With the kind of track record our country had got in road accidents, we advise you to take insurance at least for your valuable goods if not for complete Home.

It will cost you 3% of the declared goods value. Most packers and movers make insurance as mandatory.

Storage: Optional

If you still didn’t find the address in the new location. Agarwal packers and movers will provide storage solution on day wise. Most of them will provide free storage for 15 days. And they charge a nominal price of Rs 100-250/day if you need for additional days.

Other optionals like addition services, tips, service taxes, docket charge would be added as per needs.

Packers and movers rates – Long Haul.

Pricing is more dynamic than the local moves. Unlike local moves, many factors determine the price. Below are the mean values based on the goods volume and the destination.

Remember logistic cost involved in non-local moves is relatively high. Even you have couple of boxes to shift to Pune from Hyderabad. It will most you around Rs 3500 – 4000 for a door to door delivery.

Long Haul Movements  Shared By lorry Direct By lorry (14-16 feet)
Bangalore to hyderabad  (1BHK-2BHK)    Rs 12000 – 17000              Rs 24000-25000
Bangalore to Pune (1BHK-2BHK)             Rs 12000 – 17000              Rs 24000-25000
Bangalore to Delhi (1BHK-2BHK)              Rs 15000 – 25000              Rs 32000-35000
Bangalore to Chennai (1BHK-2BHK)       Rs 14000 – 18000              Rs 24000-26000
Bangalore to Mumbai (1BHK-2BHK)       Rs 14000 – 18000              Rs 25000-26000

Note: These mean values are inclusive of all taxes. Excluding insurance, car transport.

On top of these,  factors like brand value hike prices at least by 30% to 40%.

If you don’t want to pick a big brands, but want to experience superior pre and post customer support and tracking it would cost you 10% more than the market.

While speaking to our customers lot of them are confused about the moving industry price variation. And they face a lot of hardship choosing the reliable packers and  movers Bangalore as per their needs.

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