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

I have a part-time nanny who cleans, does laundry and dishes and takes care of my two youngest children. I think a full time house helper/nanny/cook is about $650/month USD. We had a driver to start out, before our car arrived and we paid about $500/month. The quality of work is hit or miss and I've often felt like I'm constantly being asked for more money. - Mar 5, 2017
US$800-1,000 per month for full time. - Jul 4, 2015
It is very available; local women will come up to you and ask if you're looking. Good help, however, is usually best found in the expat community. The going price is between $5-$6.25 an hour. Most helpers in the expat community speak some English and will do a variety of tasks. However, if you like things done a certain way you have to be repeatedly specific. - Jan 29, 2013
It is highly, highly, recommended for spouses to get a personal driver, either part-time or full-time. More than 90% of families have them. PT: $ 300-400 manats (USD$380-500). FT: $ 500-600 (US$630-760). Also, a nanny or housekeeper is recommended. PT: $ 300 manats. (not sure for FT). Houses are quite large and very laborious work to clean, since it's so windy and dusty! - Dec 22, 2011
Available and not too expensive. Quality is not great. - Sep 9, 2010
Cheap; $30-35 a day, but rarely English-speaking. - Aug 21, 2010
A full-time nanny/housekeeper costs about $500/month. - Oct 1, 2009
Readily available. A full-time nanny/housekeeper will run about US$600 a month; same for a full-time driver. - Nov 5, 2008
We pay 3 manat per hour for our housekeeper who works 12 hours per week. - Sep 29, 2008
Available, but I would recommend getting a good recommendation from someone. It's pretty cheap (15 manat for about 3 hours - around US$18), but quality can vary. - Sep 9, 2008