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

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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