What is the availability and cost of household help, and what types of help are typically employed by expatriates?
Very available. Most people pay about $25/day. - Aug 2015
There is ready availability of domestic help. We have a housekeeper who came 3x per week for about $15 day. We also had a full-time nanny for about $150 per week. Many of my Mexican friends have live-in nannies who work 6 days for slightly less than I was paying for ours. The consulate community seems to pass the same nannies around, and they are all very good. - Apr 2013
Widely available and reasonably priced compared to the U.S. - Dec 2009
Readily available and affordable. You can get a live in-maid/babysitter for approximately US$400 to US$500 per month. Gardeners, general outside clean up/maintenance workers, etc., are also readily available and low cost. - Feb 2008