How To Get An Estimate of House Shifting

How To Get An Estimate of House Shifting

Do you want to know how the packers and movers charge for House Shifting? Mr. Sreekanth Gopinathan of Pro Cochin House Shifting and Moving Packers explaining here how to calculate the rates of House Shifting (also known as House removals)

Household goods: The volume of household goods determines the type of truck required for your relocation. A truck can be as tiny as a Tata Ace or as large as an 18-foot DCM. The cost of a journey might range from Rs 1000 to Rs 3500, depending on the number of trips taken.


Because the transit period for local moves is about 1 to 2 hours, the possibilities of items being damaged are relatively low. Usually, only the most fragile objects are packed, such as electronics and kitchenware, which are wrapped in sheets and placed in cardboard boxes.

This type of packaging ranges in price from Rs 1000 to Rs 3500.

*The cost of packing furniture and other items may vary depending on the amount of packing material required.


These are the folks who will take ownership of your belongings. They load, pack, and unload them. Professional Staff typically charges between Rs 400 and Rs 500 per person. You can also check house shifting in Ernakulam with rates. The workforce necessary for a house move is typical as follows.

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

Optional physical activity is involved.

When the elevator is unavailable, the distance between the truck and your home exceeds 50 meters, or rope is required. Amounts ranging from Rs 500 to Rs 1000 will accumulate.

Shifting Timings is an optional feature.

Vehicle movement is prohibited in the city from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. If you need to change between these times, you must pay a Rs 600 Chalan.

Household volume Transport Packing Labor Approx Total
1 BHK (Standard – Big) Rs 3000 Rs 4500 Rs 3500 Rs 11000
2 BHK (Standard – Big) Rs 3500 Rs 6500 Rs 5000 Rs 15000
3 BHK (Standard – Big) Rs 4000 Rs 7500 Rs 8000 Rs 19500



The cost is determined not only by the distance travelled but also by the destination city. To give you an example, if you’re moving a 2BHK from Hyderabad to Bangalore, a shared truck will cost you between Rs 14k and Rs 20k. It would cost roughly 15.5k to 21k to relocate the identical 2BHK from Bangalore to Kochi. Even though the distance is the same, demand for the outwards destination lowers the price. For local house removal services, the cost mainly depends on cost of labour and the packing materials.

Type of Vehicle:

It all depends on whether you want to use a shared or dedicated truck. If you choose a shared truck, the vehicle will be shared by two to three homes, and delivery will take a bit longer than usual, but the pricing will be very low. If you need quick delivery and don’t want to share a truck, a dedicated truck is the way to go. It can cost anywhere between Rs 1000 and Rs 4000. Packing, loading, unloading, and unpacking will account for roughly 20% to 25% of the total cost.

Taxes on other things:

Because the truck must cross borders and travel on state highways, the regular toll rates have an impact on your transportation cost. Octroi charges are only applicable in a few states.

Optional insurance

Insurance is not required, although it is always a good idea to have it for a non-local move.

Given our country’s track record in traffic accidents, we recommend that you insure at the very least your valuables, if not your entire household.

It will set you back 3% of the declared worth of the goods. Insurance is required by the majority of packers and movers.

This Content idea suggested by Mr. Praveen Raj and Mr. Sreekanth – Founders of Pro Cochin House Shifting and Moving Packers, one of the leading Movers in Kochi Kerala. Content created and Formatted by Mr. Ayush

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