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

Our housekeeper/cook works twice a week for 20 USD/day (200 dhs). Many people employ similar help on a similar basis (few have full time, live in help, though it is available). For people with kids, housekeepers often double as nannies. The CLO has a list of staff previously used and vouched for by U.S. embassy personnel. We have had no issues with our housekeeper. - Oct 24, 2017
$20/day for cleaning & cooking. English-speaking help is a little more expensive than French/Arabic. Nannies are available for about the same price. Most folks use a housekeeper for childcare duties on top of the cooking/cleaning. It works, but interview carefully and check references. - Oct 23, 2017
Approximately 20USD per day for a housekeeper that cooks. - Aug 29, 2017
180-200 Dirham per day is standard for both nanny and maid services. Gardener 150-180 day. - Jul 20, 2014
The situation here is quite good. A gardener is about US$20/day (most people have once a week, some people twice a week). A maid or nanny is that or slightly more (depending on her quality--one able to speak and read/write in French would be high-end, one able to only speak Moroccan Arabic and illiterate might be the cheapest), and it is possible to get full-time help, or just part-time. Of course, the wealthy Moroccans and certain of the expat communities -- like the French -- pay far less and demand much longer hours. - Nov 17, 2011
Very cheap and reliable. - Nov 16, 2011
There are lots of available domestic help. They are paid weekly. We pay about $20 per day. Gardeners are also available and we pay about $30 per day. - Sep 18, 2011
Very resonable and easy to find, but don't expect them to work more than about 6 hours a day. - Apr 8, 2010
My maid earns 150 Dirham a day as does my gardener. Today the exchange rate is about 7 dirhams to the dollar. My help is VERY hard working and have become part of our family! - Jun 3, 2008