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

We only employed a babysitter, and that generally ran ten euros per hour. We have one child. - Feb 2019


Many people who can afford to hire nannies for their kids; I've generally heard it's pretty expensive. Occasionally we hired someone to do some extra housekeeping; to be honest, I wasn't particularly impressed. - Jul 2018


Housekeeping and general maintenance help is available, mostly through word of mouth or social media groups. Compared to DC the costs are much less. Specialty help (painters, for example) tend to be more expensive. - Nov 2017


10 euros/hr for babysitters or cleaners seems to be the going rate. People are frequently advertising that their nanny/cleaner is looking for extra hours. - Mar 2015


Availability good -- I do not know cost. - Jul 2014


Widely available. We have a cleaning person and a babysitter both of whom charge 10 Euros per hour which seems to be the norm. - Aug 2013


People do have cleaning ladies (mostly Filipina), but they pay a lot for the privilege. - May 2013


Available and pretty expensive from what I hear. - Jan 2013


Nannies are easy to find but expensive compared to what they cost in developing countries (about 10 euros/hour). - Aug 2011


A maid is 10 Euro per hour. Be cautious...homes get burglarized fairly routinely while people are on vacation. Homes are cased, no question about it. - Aug 2011


Expensive! 10-15 Euros/hour. - Aug 2009


Available, usually Filipina. We pay 10 Euros an hour, which seems to be standard. - Aug 2009


VERY available and very expensive. - Jul 2009


Expensive. - May 2008


Sort of available and cost is high. For cleaning 6-8 euros an hour and babysitting 8-10 euros an hour. - Apr 2008


High. I didn't need domestic help. - Jan 2008


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