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Table 4 Estimated minimum cost per participant for research team visit for 4 days to a community to see 40 participants and actually seeing 30: Aboriginal Birth Cohort Study 2006-2008

From: Australian Aboriginal Birth Cohort study: follow-up processes at 20 years

Item Estimated cost Aus $
Aircraft travel $320 × 5 team members 1600
Accommodation $65 per night × 3 nights × 5 975
Subsistence allowance $60 per night × 3 nights × 5 900
Local vehicle hire $80 per day × 4 days 320
Fuel $50 per day × 4 days 200
Aboriginal research assistant 8 hour day × 4 days ($25 per hour) 800
Food for participants $8 × 40 participants 320
Total for 30 participants 5115
Cost per participant 170