Maseru - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Very reasonable labor cost. We had a nanny and housekeeper. - Aug 2020

Super cheap, at US$200/month maximum. However, they are not the best... - May 2016

Many are available - and the really reliable ones tend to be kept within the Embassy pool. After several raises and bonuses, we were paying our full-time housekeeper and nanny approximately US$225/month. We paid a gardener US$10 and a meal for an afternoon's worth of work. - Aug 2015

Easily available. We pay about $200/month for full-time live-in help. - Jun 2010

Cheap. Our live-in nanny costs about US$130/month and is great value. Our live-in cook is slightly cheaper. But you need to get used to the Lesotho way of food which isn't everybody's cup of tea. They like corn and corn products as well as meat. Vegetables are not something that exists a lot in the local repertoire of cooking. - Mar 2009

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