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

Widely available. We pay 50 lari for a cleaning lady once a week (approximately $20 for 7 hours of work). She's fantastic. - Apr 10, 2017
House help can be very cheap - $4 to $5 an hour. - Feb 14, 2017
Cost is low, many seem to be available. - May 1, 2016
The cost of domestic help was quite low. - Jul 17, 2014
Not particularly inexpensive, but available. Domestic help needs to be told explicitly what you would like done and how; initiative is severely lacking, so be sure to be clear on your expectations. - Oct 31, 2011
Not cheap, but available. - Sep 24, 2011
Readily available and very cheap. - Apr 27, 2011
Available and very affordable. - Jun 9, 2010
Fairly available and not TOO pricey, but not as cheap as some other places. Hired help generally lacks training, though, and you will need to be VERY explicit about what you want. Expecting domestic help to see and take care of a problem with their own ambition will probably lead to disappointment. - Oct 12, 2009
About US$15/day. Another poster suggested getting someone new rather than an "expat retread."I disagree. It all depends. There is something to be said for getting someone who has already been trained in U.S. ways of doing things, knows expectations, etc. If they are lazy, then fire them. We did. - Jan 27, 2009