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

Plentiful and the cost was about 20 USD per day for maid service. Most families also had nannies. - Apr 2018


Very inexpensive. I do not have a maid but almost everyone else does. I think they pay like US$20 per day. I pay my gardener 250 pesos each time he comes, which is less than US$20 depending on the exchange rate. - Aug 2016


Good and cheap. We paid about less than US$20 for a housecleaner, same for gardner. - Aug 2015


Cheap and available. We pay about 300 pesos for an 8 hour work day, which includes everything from an overall house cleaning, all laundry, dishes, and even a cooked meal if you want. Since we're a small post, we all use each other's maids, who have often been working for Consulate families for years. - Feb 2012


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