Rabat - Post Report Question and Answers

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

We paid $25 a day to our Moroccan housekeeper and $20 a day to our gardener, which seemed standard. Some people charge a bit more and skilled nannies can cost a bit more. - May 2022

Household help is available and many families have full-time help including a weekly gardener. Darija language skills are helpful on multiple fronts and household help can help fill this gap for families. - Apr 2018

Our housekeeper/cook works twice a week for 20 USD/day (200 dhs). Many people employ similar help on a similar basis (few have full time, live in help, though it is available). For people with kids, housekeepers often double as nannies. The CLO has a list of staff previously used and vouched for by U.S. embassy personnel. We have had no issues with our housekeeper. - Oct 2017

$20/day for cleaning & cooking. English-speaking help is a little more expensive than French/Arabic. Nannies are available for about the same price. Most folks use a housekeeper for childcare duties on top of the cooking/cleaning. It works, but interview carefully and check references. - Oct 2017

Approximately 20USD per day for a housekeeper that cooks. - Aug 2017

180-200 Dirham per day is standard for both nanny and maid services. Gardener 150-180 day. - Jul 2014

The situation here is quite good. A gardener is about US$20/day (most people have once a week, some people twice a week). A maid or nanny is that or slightly more (depending on her quality--one able to speak and read/write in French would be high-end, one able to only speak Moroccan Arabic and illiterate might be the cheapest), and it is possible to get full-time help, or just part-time. Of course, the wealthy Moroccans and certain of the expat communities -- like the French -- pay far less and demand much longer hours. - Nov 2011

Very cheap and reliable. - Nov 2011

There are lots of available domestic help. They are paid weekly. We pay about $20 per day. Gardeners are also available and we pay about $30 per day. - Sep 2011

Very resonable and easy to find, but don't expect them to work more than about 6 hours a day. - Apr 2010

My maid earns 150 Dirham a day as does my gardener. Today the exchange rate is about 7 dirhams to the dollar. My help is VERY hard working and have become part of our family! - Jun 2008

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