What is the availability and cost of household help, and what types of help are typically employed by expatriates?
Very cheap in general, though if you employ someone full time, you have to be compliant with local labor law on certain benefits. - Aug 2020
Available, but can be suprisingly difficult to find good help. Minimum wage is 510 reais, but most families pay several hundred more per month for full-time help (approximately $300-500). You will also pay a 13th month at the end of the year and make contributions to social security if you hire full-time. - Jan 2011