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

Rarely does anyone hire household help due to the great expense. Minimum wage is over $20/hr which makes it difficult for most. Expect to pay the same for a babysitter. You may find a teenager at the embassy willing to take less, but eventually they seem to ask for more the longer they're at post. - Jul 9, 2016
Ha ha ha ha. This is one of the ten most expensive cities in the world and minimum wage is about US$21/hour. - May 1, 2014
Limited and expensive. - Feb 8, 2014
Forget about it. - Aug 7, 2011
Prohibitively expensive. Bringin help with you is a long, difficult and expensive process. Local help is expensive. - Jul 22, 2011