What is the availability and cost of household help, and what types of help are typically employed by expatriates?
Very expensive. Some people have a housekeeper that comes 1x per week but otherwise it is not common as far as I know. Child care is very expensive and there isn't really a system o day care or pre school here. many Swiss work part time and stay at home parents (usually moms) are common. Babysitting rates run 20 CHF per hour. - Jan 2020
About USD $25-30 per hour. - Oct 2019
DON"T EVEN ASK. - Jan 2011
US$35 per hour. - Feb 2009