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

I hear it's pretty good in general, I don't have any. - Sep 2019


Housekeepers and nannies are available locally. I pay my part-time housekeeper the equivalent of about 40 USD per day. The Government of Algeria does not approve visas for TCN to work as household staff. - Mar 2019


This is a touchy area; because of the socialist/petro economy, and social conservatism, there is discrimination against housekeepers etc. For example nannies typically must be home by dark, which is tough on tandem-employed spouses Typical wages for a one-day a week housekeeper who do laundry and/or groceries/cooking on top of cleaning is about $35-40 per visit. - Sep 2016


Household help is available and is fairly cheap. Quality is mixed. Housekeepers are either passed on from Embassy employees or people hire cleaning people at the Embassy. Housekeepers can cook, buy groceries, and do laundry in addition to cleaning. We pay our maid about $30 to come once a week and cook/clean. Nannies are a little tougher given the recent explosion of kids at post (4 kids in fall 2014 to 32 in spring 2016) and a good nanny can be tough to find. - Jun 2016


Inexpensive. We pay our nanny about US$450/month and that's more than we need to. - Mar 2014


Domestic help is widely available, but is all Algerian. Quality can be decent but spotty, and you can expect to pay well for good help. - Dec 2011


Not sure. Wouldn't expect it to cost too much though - Sep 2008


It's difficult to find trustworth domestics but it's very cheap. - May 2008


Domestic help is available, not that good and expensive (US$400 or so per month for a cleaner/cook). - Mar 2008


Good help is available even nanny help has been fabulous. The Americans tend to pay higher than anyone else, so expect to pay around US$300-400 a month. - Mar 2008


Widely available and fairly reasonably priced. Our nanny was US$400/month (and I paid too much I found out later) and maid is 1000dzd (about US$15) per visit. - Feb 2008


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