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

Readily available, affordable. - Aug 26, 2017
Babysitters can be found through on-line services, Facebook, or word of mouth and generally are 5-7 Euros per hour. We found someone amazing for 5. - Jun 22, 2017
Not to easy to get. 400 to 800 Euro monthly. Ukrainians, Hungarians. Filipinos are more expensive. - Feb 11, 2017
Very few families here have full-time nannies or household help. Slovakia has a generous maternity leave policy -- moms can take three years off to stay home with a baby. This means there's not really a nanny culture here. When moms go back to work, they tend to put kids in pre-school or have grandparents help out. Many people have someone come to clean once a week, which is around 8 euros an hour. Babysitters charge 5-6 euros an hour. - Sep 19, 2016
Private childcare costs 5-6 Euros and hour and people pay housecleaners about 8 Euros/hour, so most people do not have full-time help employed here. - Jun 23, 2015
We have a great housekeeper who comes one day a week for $210 a month. - Dec 25, 2009
Rare and very expensive - $45.00 for a maid. - Apr 7, 2010