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

Part-time, full-time, and live-in. Cleaners and child minders. Harder to find educated nannies. Price around US$20 per day ($400 pesos) for 8 hours of work. - Sep 2018

Lots of options - Aug 2015

US$30 per visit or so (5-8 hours) plentiful, take one from the CLO list or based on recommendations. - Mar 2014

Affordable and very common. I have a maid who comes every two weeks and I pay her approx USD 25 for the day. - Oct 2012

Inexpensive, easy to find. If you're with the consulate, you'll be able to get a recommendation through the consulate community - everyone's muchacha is always looking to pick up an extra day. - Oct 2010

Super cheap and totally worth it. You can find a maid for around $25/day. I'm not sure of the cost of nannies or gardeners. - Jul 2010

Very inexpensive (about $20-25/day for a maid).The quality varies, we have had a few things stolen. Its best to get a recommendation from someone. - Jan 2008

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