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What is the availability and cost of household help, and what types of help are typically employed by expatriates?
Cheap by EU standards, crazy expensive compared to Africa and S. Asia. We never hired anyone. Nannies seem to run about 800 Euro a month for full time, if you want to be generous...about 600 if not. We never found anyone that wanted to come every day for housekeeping and laundry, or that wanted to cook. What you can get is someone that will come once or twice a week and spend a full or half day. This didn't meet our needs so we never hired anyone. - Jul 24, 2017
We do not employ any household help; however, some families do, and I believe it is affordable. Most household help is in the way of nannies and housekeepers. - Sep 21, 2016
Available, cheaper than the US, but not a super bargain. Maybe changing since the economy collapsed, but we're not in the market. - Jul 11, 2010
Available for an average cost of probably 3.50 Ls per hour in Riga. - Aug 23, 2008