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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 is usually available. But there are lulls. Most families have a housekeeper a day or two each week, and some with kids have nannies. - Nov 5, 2017
Our maid was US$35 per day twice per week. Nanny was US$700, full time. No one lives in. - May 31, 2015
US$35 for 1/2 day of cleaning. - Mar 25, 2015
Full time is US$400 a month. Nannies can be approximately US$700 a month. - Apr 30, 2014
About US$300-400 a month. - Feb 15, 2014
US$5 an hour for someone to come once a week. - Apr 4, 2011
A housekeeper will generally charge between $5-$7.50 per hour. Good help isn't too hard to find. - Mar 5, 2011
Genearly better than U.S. minimum wage. Most help is approx USD 7.00/hr. If you get a full-time housekeeper, you can negotiate that rate. - Dec 29, 2010
Almost US wages for good help, but read the fine print on contracts for what the termination/severance will be. - Aug 11, 2010
Domestic help seems to be readily available and is probably cheaper than comparable services in the U.S. - Mar 11, 2008