Monterrey - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Household help is inexpensive, although it can be difficult to find someone reliable. Because it's a small consulate, there isn't always former household help of departed officers to hire. We used agencies and word-of-mouth to hire a nanny and housekeeper, but struggled to find anyone who would arrive on time and perform basic tasks. Recommend trying to hire within the Consulate community if possible, and sticking with the trial period if your contract to ensure you've found someone who will follow through. - Feb 2021

Part-time, full-time, and live-in. Cleaners and child minders. Harder to find educated nannies. Price around US$20 per day ($400 pesos) for 8 hours of work. - Sep 2018

Lots of options - Aug 2015

US$30 per visit or so (5-8 hours) plentiful, take one from the CLO list or based on recommendations. - Mar 2014

Affordable and very common. I have a maid who comes every two weeks and I pay her approx USD 25 for the day. - Oct 2012

Inexpensive, easy to find. If you're with the consulate, you'll be able to get a recommendation through the consulate community - everyone's muchacha is always looking to pick up an extra day. - Oct 2010

Super cheap and totally worth it. You can find a maid for around $25/day. I'm not sure of the cost of nannies or gardeners. - Jul 2010

Very inexpensive (about $20-25/day for a maid).The quality varies, we have had a few things stolen. Its best to get a recommendation from someone. - Jan 2008

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