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

House cleaners range about $7-10/hour, nannies sometimes a bit more. - Dec 12, 2017
Part-time babysitters range from US$5-8 an hour. House cleaners about the same. - Jan 23, 2012
We pay 1300 HUF per hour, which I think is only slightly above the norm. - Apr 28, 2010
Never used any. - Dec 29, 2009
We are very lucky to have found help for 1000 forints an hour, with most ranging higher, 1500+.The help is available, but choice is limited, especially if you are looking for any English language skills. If your housekeeper cooks, expect only Hungarian cuisine. People seem to be able to find nannies. - Feb 24, 2008