Wuhan - Post Report Question and Answers

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

The serviced apartments include twice-weekly maid service and we pay a monthly fee for it. - Jul 2021

Many people hire an ayi to clean the house once a week or so, and it is usually 4-5 USD an hour. We hire an ayi to babysit for about 5 USD an hour. Wuhan doesn't have the long-established expat community of Beijing or Shanghai with a pool of ayis who have worked for expats over the years. It is rare to find an ayi who speaks English or is very accustomed to the way foreigners do things. - Jan 2020

It's hard to find good ones. Many are from rural areas and so have to be trained to use washing machines, irons, etc. Once they are up to speed, they are good. We pay 400 RMB (40 euros) per month for a 6 hours per week cleaner and we have an excellent live-in nanny for 2000RMB (200 euros) a month. - Feb 2008

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