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

I had good household help, but she came with a recommendation and is known among the Embassy community. The availability of quality household help is limited. - Mar 2020

Unavailable. The Micronesians are not known for their domestic attentiveness or work ethic. A few people have found Philippinas to help at home, but I wouldn't bother here. There have been reports of thefts and break-ins blamed on the hired help. - Feb 2013

It's very hard to find someone who wants to work, will show up and won't steal from you. Really, none of my colleagues have domestic staff here now based on previous bad experiences. - Apr 2008

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