N'djamena - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Plentiful if you speak French, more limited if you don't. - Aug 2020


Cheap, but expect to have to do some training. A full-time gardener can be less than US$150/month and a full time housekeeper/cook for not much more. However, they will need training to your expectations. - Apr 2014


Reasonable but not cheap - US$200-300 for a full time house keeper, US$200 for FT Gardener. I have a French trained chef come on Fridays and make very good and high quality international dishes. He also shops the market for me. I pay him 12 bucks for the day plus the cost of ingredients (usually US$20). - Nov 2006


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