The minimum wage in Nicaragua is generally around US $230 a month. So if you were, for example, to hire a full-time gardener, or a different full-time household employee, you would have to pay that amount or more, if your employee works 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, even though you have the option to make him work on Saturdays because the actual work week is 44 ½ hours.
If the task is not full time, and it’s very small and very simple, then it’s very important to speak openly with the person that you’re going to hire, because if what you need is less than full time, the price you pay could be $8 to $10 a day depending on what you’re going to have them do. Generally, in this case, you wouldn’t need to pay for social security for hiring them. But if you were to employ them more than that, they’re going to be regularly going to your house working for you, well then, it would be very important for you to do a contract so that the person understands why and what they’re going to be doing for you. Also, if for any reason that person maybe doesn’t end on good terms with you, the contract that you signed with them is a protection for you as their employer, whether it was part-time or full-time.