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

Plan on 800-1000 usd for 40 hours per week. Household help isn't the best we have had in the world. Locals do not work as domestic helpers, you will need to sponsor someone from another country (most from the Philippines or Sri Lanka). Philippinas seem to have a monopoly on the pricing and tend to want it basic duties... Cooking OR cleaning OR watching kids. - Sep 2020


Many people hire household help, nannies and cleaners mostly. The rate varied, but roughly 3 JD an hour at the time for full-time help. Very available, though good help can be a challenge. - Sep 2018


We have a Filipina housekeeper that comes three afternoons a week. We pay her 5 JOD per hour which is around US$7.50 per hour. We are appreciative and thankful. Many people hire full-time for less per hour. - Sep 2018


Domestic help is provided by third country workers, mainly Filipino or Sri Lankan. - Mar 2017


Household help is available for about 4JD an hour. Your employees will also want taxi fare to and from the house, which is about 4JD a day. - Jul 2016


Readily available. If you are coming from Europe you will think help is cheap. If you are coming from Asia or Africa you will think it's expensive. Full time help,usually charge a flat monthly rate. Part time charges roughly 4JD/hr. - Mar 2016


Very cheap--most people have a housekeeper come once a week if not everyday. - Mar 2016


4-5 JD per hr. A lot of people here have part-time or full-time domestic help. - Nov 2015


We have a Sri Lankan helper who comes 2x per week and we pay 20jd for 4 hours work. It's pretty reasonable. Also, be aware that if you are in an apartment, you will have a building caretaker that you will be required to pay monthly. This ranges from 30-120jd per month; but is completely negotiable between you and him. - May 2015


Widely available but not super cheap - we pay 35JOD for two half-days. People with live-in help pay a much better per-hour rate. - Mar 2015


Readily available, though Jordan has a sponsorship program that costs serious JD for foreign born domestic help. Many people hire part-time helpers that are sponsored by other families. Please follow all labor laws when hiring help. For part-time help, it's not uncommon to hear 4JD/hour. - Jul 2014


Very available and it ranges from 400-700 JD per month for full time help depending on how experienced the person is, etc. I'm sure Jordanians probably pay less, but that seems to be the average range for expats. Overtime or hourly tends to be around 3JD. - Mar 2014


It's more expensive than I expected. Filipinas mostly live out and charge US$600-700/month for 40 hours/week. The other most common nationality is Sri Lankan. If you are an American hiring a domestic, you tend to pay more. There are currently complications with bringing in domestics, so be sure you have all the proper paperwork in order if you plan to do so. - Dec 2013


Relatively inexpensive. Many embassy families have Filipina domestic help, the quality can be wide-ranging. - Aug 2013


Most American staff at the Embassy pay about US$3-4 per hour for part time work. Many have live-out nannies/housekeepers. Most choose a Filipino because they usually have good English reading and writing, but many are available from Bengladesh, Sri Lanka, and elsewhere. 40-48 hours per week help is probably US$500-800 per month. - Jul 2013


Cheap compared to the US - around $700-$800 per month for full-time help. Most help is from the Philippines and is English-speaking. - May 2013


Full time is about $600 a month. - Mar 2013


Domestic help is readily available and far cheaper than in the US. - Apr 2012


Prevalent and pretty cheap. - Mar 2012


Widely available and very inexpensive, most people have at least part-time help. - Mar 2012


Fairly inexpensive and almost all Americans have a housekeeper. - Aug 2011


Domestic help is very available and very inexpensive. I paid our help 3JD/hr ($4.50/hr), and I was paying the highest because I didn't need her full time. I know a friend who had a full time nanny and housekeeper for about $600/month. - Aug 2011


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