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

Almost everyone has some sort of help, either gardeners, nannies, or maids. Prices range from 10-12 dollars a day. - Oct 2, 2017
Many are available at about $200-$300/month full-time. This is one of the best posts for domestic help, in my opinion. - Jan 2, 2016
Good and very inexpensive. There will be issues with hiring the right person or people, but in general you can find employees who are smart, educated, hardworking and reliable. - May 4, 2014
US$50/week for full-time housekeeper US$30/week for part-time gardner. - Aug 14, 2013
Plenty of availability. In the US$175-250/month range, not counting state fees of $100 month. - Jul 9, 2011