The Hague - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Household help can be about $15-18 dollars/ hour. Many people hire a cleaning person weekly/biweekly. Full-time childcare with a nanny or au pair is expensive compared to other posts. There are laws about how many hours per day they can work and how many days. - Feb 2021

You can get part-time domestic help for $15-$18/HR. It's not cheap but there are agencies that provide cleaners and individuals that will come to your house weekly. - Jan 2019

Very high cost due to strict EU labor laws. - Feb 2015

Available but expensive. - Apr 2014

Cleaning is expensive 10 - 15 euros per hour. Some have live ins from other countries, but the base pay is over 1.5K per month, mandated from the Dutch government. - Jul 2011

This depends - the going rate is euro 12-15 per hour which currently is USD 20 per hour. That said, we are currently paying someone euro 9 per hour for 40 hrs per week and she requested that salary and she is doing a remarkable just have to shop around. Hiring non-EU citizens is difficult due to sponsorship. We hired an EU citizen and it was quite easy. What we are paying her is still expensive euro 9 per hour for 40 hrs a week equates to USD 2,200 per month. - Nov 2010

Approx 10 - 15 euros per hour. - Jul 2010

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