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?

Household help is quite affordable. If you want English-speaking you will mostly likely need to look in the Filipina community which charges more. - Jan 2024

A cleaner/housekeeper is about TND 40 for a half day. Babysitters 10-15 TND an hour (higher end if English-speaking). It is possible to get nannies and drivers etc., on similar rates. - Jun 2022

Around $400-600/month for a local helper or $20 for a full day of cleaning. Most people have at least a part-time cleaner and/or nanny. - May 2022

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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