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

Typically people pay about 5 Euro an hour for household help. If you have a full-time person usually there is a monthly rate, I've heard it's around 600 Euro/month. Most people have at least a housekeeper and if the have kids then also a nanny or a steady babysitter. There are a lot of English-speaking Nannies available, everyone knows someone! - Jul 2019


Available; many speak English or German. I pay 6 Euro per hour for an excellent cleaner, and 300 Euro monthly for a nanny who works 5 days a week, 3-4 hours a day. I heard that there are cheaper options; but I am satisfied. - Nov 2016


Readily available. Cleaning and/or babysitting is around 5 euros an hour. - May 2016


Available and affordable though you should be choosy. Some people have had problems with reliability. - Aug 2015


Nannies are affordable as well, ranging anywhere from 200 Euros a month (local price) to about 600 Euros (which generally includes nights, weekends, cleaning, and some cooking). Housekeepers are available for about 20 Euros a day. - Jun 2014


Readily available. The going rate is 5 Euro/hour. - Apr 2014


High unemployment. Lots of people available for 5 euros per hour. - Apr 2013


Available - pricing varies by frequency of service and whether you require an English speaker or are okay with Albanian, Serbian or Gorani. - Sep 2012


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