Tunis - Post Report Question and Answers

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

You get what you pay for. Our neighbors hire local help for very little money and have all sorts of issues (perfume being used, not showing up, long breaks) . We hired a nonlocal, pay a little more, and love the help we get. - Nov 2020


About 20USD a day for good house help. Same for gardener. A good gardener is tricky to find. - May 2020


Maids, nannies, gardeners and drivers are available but finding anyone that speaks English will be a major challenge. I pay about $12 a day for household help and $20 a week for a gardener/handyman. - Nov 2017


Reasonable and available. Many people share a housekeeper, e.g., 2-3 days a week. - Nov 2015


I think we overpaid slightly compared to what other expats paid but it was well worth it, I miss our housekeeper a lot! We paid her 30 dinars and she did a great job (about 4 hours of cleaning). - Nov 2014


Domestic help is everywhere, and affordable if you know what you should pay going into it, otherwise you may get taken advantage of. A live in nanny/housekeeper can be had for 200-500 TND a month depending on experience, live out slightly more. Be aware that Tunisian domestic helpers consider a full time work day to begin at 8 am and end at 2 pm. - Jul 2013


Cheap, you can have a maid for $250-350 a month, depending in what she does (cook and clean, just clean, etc.). - Jun 2013


Inexpensive and plentiful. - Feb 2012


Plentiful and fairly inexpensive - we paid ~$17/week for a housekeeper to come for a full day and clean our house, do our laundry and ironing. - Jul 2010


I find it expensive compared to asia. It is expensive for what you get. Most women who work as housekeepers consider 8am-2pm to be full time. - May 2010


Cheap. We pay $300 a month for a maid/nanny. She is technically full-time but often works until early afternoon unless needed for additional hours. - Jan 2010


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