Copenhagen - Post Report Question and Answers

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

It is very rare to have household help here due to the high cost. - Feb 2022

I don't know anybody who hires household help due to the cost. Any time you hire a Dane for any job, it's going to cost a lot of money. - Jun 2021

Rarely does anyone hire household help due to the great expense. Minimum wage is over $20/hr which makes it difficult for most. Expect to pay the same for a babysitter. You may find a teenager at the embassy willing to take less, but eventually they seem to ask for more the longer they're at post. - Jul 2016

Ha ha ha ha. This is one of the ten most expensive cities in the world and minimum wage is about US$21/hour. - May 2014

Limited and expensive. - Feb 2014

Forget about it. - Aug 2011

Prohibitively expensive. Bringin help with you is a long, difficult and expensive process. Local help is expensive. - Jul 2011

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