Riga - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Nannies and cleaners are available. Costs are low compared to western Europe, but certainly higher than other places. 10 EUR per hour for someone who speaks English (possibly less if you know Latvian and/or Russian). - Mar 2022

Cheap by EU standards, crazy expensive compared to Africa and S. Asia. We never hired anyone. Nannies seem to run about 800 Euro a month for full time, if you want to be generous...about 600 if not. We never found anyone that wanted to come every day for housekeeping and laundry, or that wanted to cook. What you can get is someone that will come once or twice a week and spend a full or half day. This didn't meet our needs so we never hired anyone. - Jul 2017

We do not employ any household help; however, some families do, and I believe it is affordable. Most household help is in the way of nannies and housekeepers. - Sep 2016

Available, cheaper than the US, but not a super bargain. Maybe changing since the economy collapsed, but we're not in the market. - Jul 2010

Available for an average cost of probably 3.50 Ls per hour in Riga. - Aug 2008

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