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

Most people employ somebody to clean their house, especially for singles living in huge houses, at about US $20-30/session. Many families have nannies, and some people have gardeners. Labor is inexpensive and there are lots of available resources. - Jun 2019


Help is available, it’s typical to combine housekeepers and nannies. - Feb 2019


It's easy to get a housekeeper to come over one to two times a week and it generally costs US $20-30. Incredible nannies are available. - Jan 2019


Domestic help is very inexpensive --- around $20 a day. Most people have someone who comes once or twice a week. Dual working parents often have full-time or live-in nannies. Some have drivers. - Jun 2016


US$4-6 per hour. - Apr 2016


Very available and very reasonable. I miss my maid like crazy and know I will never have it that good again. - Apr 2016


We don't have domestic help but I think it's widely available and quite affordable. - Dec 2015


very available and affordable - Aug 2015


I have my housekeeper 1.5 days per week for US$60 per week and a dogwalker 5 hours per week for US$42 per week. - Jun 2014


Harder to find for young children, but affordable. - Aug 2013


If you work at the Consulate, you receive Consulate prices for domestic help. It is absurd. I highly recommend finding domestic help on the local economy where it is much more affordable. Seriously, some of my friends pay the equivalent of Montessori prices for nannies. - Aug 2013


Readily available and affordable. - Jun 2013


Very available. Reasonably affordable. If she's willing to risk her visa, a woman can cross the border and earn double the salary. - Sep 2012


Available. Not as inexpensive as other Latin America countries. - Feb 2012


Cleaning ladies charge $20-30/day and are readily available. The CLO keeps a list of cleared ones. - Jul 2011


Good, about $40 for one day a week maid service. Many nannies and gardeners also available. - Jun 2011


There is plenty. It is about US$20 to have someone clean your house. - Mar 2009


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