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

$200 per month for a live-in maid. - Nov 22, 2017
This price varies a lot. Depending on the overtime, we tend to pay our live-in around $125/week for work from Monday morning through Saturday morning. Salvadorans pay a lot less and demand much more in terms of working hours. - Jul 14, 2016
Great availability and very affordable (US$300-400 per month). Nannys and maids within the embassy community are paid better, but also tend to be some of the best. Our nanny is fantastic, so great with the kids, and keeps the house spotless. Live-in is common. - Dec 8, 2015
Pretty cheap. I think US$15-$20 per day for full time help? - Jun 9, 2015
Very good. Prices are US$80-100/week for live in or live out. - Mar 23, 2015
Great domestic help for US$15 a day. - Oct 29, 2014
Very cheap. US$15 a day. - Jul 8, 2014
Cheap, $10 for a maid to clean house and garden. - Apr 28, 2012
locals pay $10/day and embassy people pay $15/day (labor is cheap here but be careful, you get what you pay for if you want to use a local nanny) - Jul 15, 2011
Maids make upwards of $15 a day, and gardeners are about the same. Live-in maids make less for some reason. Don't be afraid to put people on a probationary period to make sure that you find someone you like. - May 21, 2010
A live-in maid will cost somewhere between US$200 - $275 depending on their experience and schedule. Day maids will generally cost about the same, possibly more. On the local market I believe the average maid earns about US$160 - $180 per month, but ex-pats generally pay a bit more. It is DEFINITELY WORTH IT to find and pay for a maid/nanny that has worked with expats in the past!! Gardeners generally charge anywhere from US$12 - $18 per day depending on what you have them do. - Feb 28, 2009