Stockholm - 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 was hard to come by and quite expensive. Having a nanny or maid is uncommon. - Dec 2020

You can get house help for around US $40/hour over-the-table. No idea about under-the-table options, though I'm sure they are out there. This is a first-world country with a high standard of living so you pay the price to get house help. - Sep 2020

If you use a service, it is very expensive, approximately $50/hour for cleaning. - May 2020

Again - expensive. A lot of embassy employees share help. I hire a person to clean every two weeks, and it costs about $50 for four to five hours. - Jan 2017

Extremely expensive, unless you bring your own from the U.S. or a third country). - May 2015

Not particularly easy to find, and would be very expensive if you do find it. I don't know of many people here who have domestic help except perhaps for nannies for their kids that they have brought in. - Aug 2014

Available, but I have never had one because they cost a lot. Just a babysitter (High school girl) charges 70 SEK (Around US$10.00) per hour. Nannies and house cleaners are more. - Oct 2008

Ha ha ha!! Maids run about US$12/hr and are not very good. You can bring one in with you - this is very expensive and a difficult procedure. - Aug 2008

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