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

Household help was too expensive for our budget. - Aug 19, 2017
See above. - Oct 24, 2016
Pretty expensive, not sure of the exact rate but some people have them and some don't! - Jul 25, 2016
Available at a cost of about US$10-15 per hour. - Apr 12, 2016
Expensive. If you are around awhile you will figure it out. Diplomats can sponsor someone and HR is good about help with the process. - Nov 18, 2014
Available but fairly expensive,. 8 hours of work costs $100-$150. - Apr 10, 2013
Readily available but fairly expensive. Fairly expensive, you can't hire anyone part time. Government requires you sponsor your help, pay insurance, pay for trips back home. - Aug 14, 2010
Third-country nationals are available, usually for about $10/hr. - Jul 26, 2010
Help is available, costs about US$10/hour. If the help is a third country national, you need to sponsor the help, so if you leave post and haven't found them a new family to work for, you're on the hook for their return ticket home. - Feb 27, 2009
About US$12 an hour. Plenty of help available. - Sep 19, 2008
I do not have any information on that except to say that some people do hire domestic help and seem happy with it. - Jul 2, 2008