What is Au Pair monthly pocket money?
Depending on the host country, the definition of earned income is either au pair’s salary/wage/allowance or, as most popular, the pocket money. Definition “pocket money” can vary, but the meaning remains the same - it is honestly earned money for a certain period of working time. The amount of pocket money is agreed in advance between the host family and au pair upon the signing of a contract.
How much pocket money do au pairs receive?
On the basis of the adopted law in each country, there is a range of the minimum wage for au pair. The host family cannot pay less than the official scale indicates. The family can pay either a minimum amount of pocket money or easily more, but it must be indicated in the contract.
Amount of pocket money can vary from country to country and the minimum amount depends on the rules of a certain country. The data of this category in each country are given in the table.
|Australia||200-250 AUD / week|
|Austria||475.86 EUR / month|
|Belgium||450 EUR / month|
|Canada||330 CAD / week|
|China||1500 RMB / month|
|Denmark||4550 DKK / month|
|Finland||280 EUR / month|
|France||320 EUR / month|
|Germany||260 EUR / month|
|Iceland||15,000 ISK / week|
|Ireland||54.13 EUR / week|
|Italy||250-300 EUR / month|
|Japan||10.000 YEN / week|
|Liechtenstein||1835 CHF / month|
|Luxembourg||400 EUR / month|
|Netherlands||340 EUR / month|
|New Zealand||170-230 NZD / week|
|Norway||5900 NOK / month|
|Spain||70 EUR / week|
|Sweden||3500 SEK / month|
|Switzerland||600 CHF / month|
|Turkey||500 TRY / month|
|United Kingdom||80-85 GBP / week|
|United States||195.75 USD / week|