Ashgabat - 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 had someone come once a week and paid $25 day. Nannies and full time housekeepers were easy to find if that is what you need. - Dec 2020

Most of us have household help anything from twice a month, once a week or daily. Once a week is about $30 per day for cleaning. More for food preparation and shopping. Some housekeepers speak English. - Mar 2019

Lots of household help. Most use maids and childcare. You can also hire drivers. - Jun 2018

Very cheap, but finding help that speaks English is incredibly difficult, but if you speak Russian or Turkmen you are fine - Feb 2016

Full time nanny/housekeeper support runs about US$400/month. Some, who required English language ability or after hours support paid a bit more. A part-time driver ran about US$100 (as gas/petrol is free to locals and costs only US$.83/gallon for expats). The embassy has a roster of hopefuls. - Jul 2014

If you dont use the Embassy's domestic help pool, you can get full time domestic help for $200 USD a month. - Oct 2012

Cheap and available. - Mar 2012

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