What is the availability and cost of household help, and what types of help are typically employed by expatriates?
It is possible to have a cleaning person or a babysitter for about 10 euros per hour or less. - Jun 2017
We pay 50 euros a week for a once-a-week house cleaner, and 1100 euros a month for a full time nanny/house manager. Both are excellent. - Sep 2016
Widely available and not too expensive. - Jan 2013
I believe it costs 50-100 Euro per day for housekeeping, depending on how big a house you have. I don't know about nannies. - Oct 2012
A little cheaper than in the US (about the equivalent of $70 per 8 hour day). - Oct 2012
Some folks have housekeepers, but it's not common. It's not cheap. - Sep 2010
Somewhat available, but ridiculously expensive. One visit could set you back $50 or more. - Aug 2009