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What is the availability and cost of household help, and what types of help are typically employed by expatriates?
Very expensive here. Average is $30/hour and most companies want you to commit to a contract of several times a week. - May 2017
Prohibitively expensive. - Aug 2015
Very, very expensive. Live-in care is a minimum 2000/month (full time) and using day care for kids under 2 is about 1200/month (mind the hours, kids under 2 have restricted hours when they can be in daycare). Children 2 and above cost, on average, 800/month for daycare outside the home. - Jun 2010
Canada runs a caregiver program that allows you to bring in a caregiver to work for you. You must meet minimum wage and other requirements, similar to the U.S. - Oct 2008