What expenses does a host family have with an au pair? If your family is thinking about hiring an au pair, you are probably asking yourself this exact question. Ultimately, it is not enough to just meet the requirements to become a host family; you also have to be able to afford an au pair for their entire stay.
In some countries, it is possible to get tax deductions for au pair costs under deductible expenses for child care. Ask for more information at your local tax office because this can lower your expenses considerably!
Your expenses as a host family also depend on where you search for an au pair. If you look for an au pair online you will spend less money than if you hire an agency.
We recommend the online search since many host families have had great experiences looking for an au pair on the web. It might take longer to find an au pair this way, but it is worth it since you are the best person to pick the right au pair for your family.
This is only an example of what you might spend on an au pair. However, considering that you will also pay more for utilities (water, electricity, spending more money on food, free time activities with the au pair etc.), you would probably spend on average somewhere between 400 and 450 euros per month on the au pair.