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

Maids, nannies, gardeners and drivers are available but finding anyone that speaks English will be a major challenge. I pay about $12 a day for household help and $20 a week for a gardener/handyman. - Nov 29, 2017
Reasonable and available. Many people share a housekeeper, e.g., 2-3 days a week. - Nov 3, 2015
I think we overpaid slightly compared to what other expats paid but it was well worth it, I miss our housekeeper a lot! We paid her 30 dinars and she did a great job (about 4 hours of cleaning). - Nov 26, 2014
Domestic help is everywhere, and affordable if you know what you should pay going into it, otherwise you may get taken advantage of. A live in nanny/housekeeper can be had for 200-500 TND a month depending on experience, live out slightly more. Be aware that Tunisian domestic helpers consider a full time work day to begin at 8 am and end at 2 pm. - Jul 29, 2013
Cheap, you can have a maid for $250-350 a month, depending in what she does (cook and clean, just clean, etc.). - Jun 21, 2013
Inexpensive and plentiful. - Feb 3, 2012
Plentiful and fairly inexpensive - we paid ~$17/week for a housekeeper to come for a full day and clean our house, do our laundry and ironing. - Jul 11, 2010
I find it expensive compared to asia. It is expensive for what you get. Most women who work as housekeepers consider 8am-2pm to be full time. - May 3, 2010
Cheap. We pay $300 a month for a maid/nanny. She is technically full-time but often works until early afternoon unless needed for additional hours. - Jan 13, 2010