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

Very expensive. If your spouse doesn't have to work, it's best to manage the house and kids. House help can range from 8 - 10 Euros per hour. Some families pay 1,200 Euro per month. - Oct 3, 2017
Nannies and housekeepers are available for 8-10 euro/hour. - Jan 15, 2017
There is a variety of household help available, from babysitters, nannies, cleaning staff, etc. A lot of service providers will make house calls including physical trainers, beauticians, and masseuses. Nannies and cleaning staff tend to be the most in demand. I had cleaning taff at my apartment once a week to clean. Staff can be Greek or come from other countries such as the Philippines. For two cleaning helpers once a week who spoke fluent English I paid 50 euros total. - Dec 20, 2016
Cost is not too expensive, around 8 euro an hour. he Embassy community passed around some favorite workers and they spoke good English. - Sep 7, 2013
There is lots of domestic help available, but not as cheap as it was 10-15 years ago when many Albanians and Eastern European first came over from behind the Iron Curtain. - Jul 14, 2012
Not very cheap, but available. - Jun 30, 2010
Babysitters are 5 Euros an hour. I pay 50 Euros for my cleaner each week. Some pay by the hour - 8 Euros. - Jan 6, 2009
Our housekeeper is 7 euro an hour. Lots of help to be found here. - Jun 20, 2008