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Table 6 Estimated minimal costs per child for 5 team members visiting a remote community for 4 days to see a potential 40 subjects and seeing 30

From: An Australian Aboriginal birth cohort: a unique resource for a life course study of an Indigenous population. A study protocol

Item Estimated cost Aus $
Aircraft travel $ 160 × 5 team members 800
Accommodation $ 30 per night × 3 nights × 5 450
Subsistence allowance $ 60 per night × 3 nights × 5 900
Local vehicle hire $ 20 per day × 4 days 80
Fuel $ 25 per day × 4 days 100
Aboriginal helper 8 hour day × 3 days 640
Wages for full time research assistant 740
Food for per child $ 6 × 40 children 240
Total for 30 children 3950
Cost per child 131