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

Available, but extremely expensive. - Jul 19, 2012
Most people do not hire domestic help. A housekeeper is around 15 Euro an hour, and a babysitter is around 10-14 Euro an hour. - Jan 23, 2011
Very few people have hired help. The ones I know of charge about 20 euros an hour. - May 9, 2010
Expensive. - Apr 4, 2009
Domestic help is almost unheard of here unless you are very rich or famous. - Mar 26, 2008