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What is the availability and cost of household help, and what types of help are typically employed by expatriates?

Housekeeping and general maintenance help is available, mostly through word of mouth or social media groups. Compared to DC the costs are much less. Specialty help (painters, for example) tend to be more expensive. - Nov 13, 2017
10 euros/hr for babysitters or cleaners seems to be the going rate. People are frequently advertising that their nanny/cleaner is looking for extra hours. - Mar 24, 2015
Availability good -- I do not know cost. - Jul 18, 2014
Widely available. We have a cleaning person and a babysitter both of whom charge 10 Euros per hour which seems to be the norm. - Aug 23, 2013
People do have cleaning ladies (mostly Filipina), but they pay a lot for the privilege. - May 12, 2013
Available and pretty expensive from what I hear. - Jan 16, 2013
Nannies are easy to find but expensive compared to what they cost in developing countries (about 10 euros/hour). - Aug 6, 2011
A maid is 10 Euro per hour. Be get burglarized fairly routinely while people are on vacation. Homes are cased, no question about it. - Aug 5, 2011
Expensive! 10-15 Euros/hour. - Aug 15, 2009
Available, usually Filipina. We pay 10 Euros an hour, which seems to be standard. - Aug 5, 2009
VERY available and very expensive. - Jul 23, 2009
Expensive. - May 21, 2008
Sort of available and cost is high. For cleaning 6-8 euros an hour and babysitting 8-10 euros an hour. - Apr 4, 2008
High. I didn't need domestic help. - Jan 11, 2008