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

Household help is cheaper than in Canada, but not at cheap as in many other parts of the world. Many expatriates employ a weekly house cleaner for about 50 PLN/hour. Cleaners are often Ukrainian, not Polish, and so a language barrier may exist. - Sep 2019


Quite affordable. Roughly 40-50 USD for a full day. Many people had one-day-a-week type help. - May 2018


I am aware that some families have household help, but no personal experience. - Apr 2018


About 20-25 pln/hour for cleaning and childcare, most have a cleaning lady once a week. - Dec 2016


I don't employ anyone, but practically everyone else I know has a cleaning lady. I don't know the exact cost, but I am sure it is very affordable, and good help seems to be easy to find. - Mar 2016


Reasonable for once-a-week cleaning (about $40). Full time housekeeping and childcare are also available. - Sep 2015


Domestic help if readily available and affordable. It's usually best to talk to people around your office and find somebody they recommend. It's not cheap but then if you want cheap you get what you pay for.... Most "panis" don't speak much English so be prepared to pay more for somebody who does. - Nov 2014


Housekeepers are inexpensive. About $7 or $8 per hour. Mine comes once a week stays all day and does the laundry and ironing too, which is great because dry cleaning is very expensive. You can find full-time help if you need it. Good people get snatched up quickly. - Feb 2012


We hire a very competent house cleaner for 25 zloty per hour, but you can find cheaper, particularly if you are willing to hire Ukrainians. - Nov 2011


This is expensive here. - Aug 2011


Cheaper than in the US but not dirt cheap. (Around 20zl per hour.) - Mar 2011


Very expensive. This is not Latin America or Eastern Europe, so don't even think about it. - Jan 2011


Good without being great - about 20zl per hour for basic cleaning. - Dec 2010


Very available. And chances are someone's domestic helper is looking for additonal work, so ask around. Cost depends on what you want them to do, and it ranges from 7-10 hours an hour. If you want a live-in domestic helper, that can run around 200 dollars a month. - Aug 2009


It is very available and very good. But it is not cheap, you definitely get what you pay for. We don't employ help, but I think it costs about 15 to 20 zloty an hour. - Jun 2008


We don't have anyone yet, but folks here employ local panies for around 15 zl an hour and up. - Apr 2008


There are a lot of maids that the Embassy approves and they are cheap. - Feb 2008


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