How much will one year as an au pair cost?
Question of the week (14 February 2011). Kathrin N. from Germany wishes to know: How much will I have to pay for a year as an au pair?
Hello Aupair World,
I have a question: I registered on your website, because I intend to go abroad as an au pair this year. However, I was not able to find out how much I would have to pay for the au pair placement. Can you help me?
Kathrin N. from Wurzburg
The Support Team's Reply
Thank you for your email. Generally, the following applies: The au pairs pay the fee for their visa application in their home country (if needed), the language course in the host country, as well as their travel cost. Unfortunately, we cannot give you a fix total of the costs at this point. Several factors play a role in this context:
Therefore, we recommend that you gather more information on the costs, as soon as you have found your host family.
You can find more information on your monthly pocket money on the Info Host Countries page of the relevant host county. You will also be able to find out more on the insurance and who is supposed to pay for it.
When you book your trip, you can ask if there are any attractive offers for you. This also applies to the language course. Most probably, your host family can help you find a good value course on the spot?
We wish you good luck and a great time with your host family!
Your Aupair World Support Team
Auf Deutsch: Wie viel kostet mich ein Jahr als Au Pair?