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    Aupair in Germany

    I've been thinking about working as an aupair in Germany, and currently there's a family in Mainz searching for a Swede at my age. Bingo.
    Anyone here who could tell me a little of Mainz and other important stuff I need to know about Germany?

    A little more info.
    I just have basic knowledge in German. I used to work at a store some years ago where we had a lot of German customers and I could make myself understood, but I'm a lot better at understanding.
    The salary is free accommodation (including a private room with bathroom and wireless network), food, 300€/month + 50€/month as a contribution to a German class. They will also pay for my travels.
    So, how's Mainz like? How far do I get in Germany with 300€/month?
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    That's only 3600Eur a year which seems kind of low to me

    That's 4802.02USD for a comparison
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    Quote Originally Posted by PyrexxHero® View Post
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    It's like a full time nanny
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Shift View Post
    That's only 3600Eur a year which seems kind of low to me

    That's 4802.02USD for a comparison
    Yeah, it often is quite low since they're not searching anyone with experience and I'm going to be learning the language during my visit.
    Edit: The employment applies for 6-12 months.
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    Hey, I happen to be German (only 18 years old tho, so not really that knowledgeable in terms of living cost).

    So important stuff about Germany, mhhh.

    Okay, Germans are usually very open and nice even to strangers (not in a naive way though), when you need help you can easily just ask around and if people are not in a hurry you will get a helping hand pretty fast. If you have problems with communication you can just speak English, English is a requirement for (almost) all school levels in Germany.

    About the city, Mainz is the capital of the state Rheinland-Pfalz (midwest Germany), the city is pretty old and has many old protected buildings in the center.
    Mainz also has a lot of green space and parks. The city is build around the Rhein, one of the biggest rivers in Germany.

    How far will you get with 300€/month in Germany?
    That is very good for what is already made available for you.
    I have some example prices for standard stuff in Germany.
    Bus tickets per tour in Mainz cost 2,00€ (Ages 14+).
    Standard cinema tickets for the biggest cinema in Mainz (CineStar) cost from 8€ to 12€.
    Basic clothes (T-Shirts, Jeans etc.) in chain stores like H&M and C&A cost from 19€ to 50€.
    A ticket for the indoor swimming pool in Mainz costs around 13,50€ (4hrs).

    I know that is not really much info so feel free to ask about anything.

    Viel Glück und viel Spaß
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    Quote Originally Posted by C.C. View Post
    Hey, I happen to be German (only 18 years old tho, so not really that knowledgeable in terms of living cost).

    So important stuff about Germany, mhhh.

    Okay, Germans are usually very open and nice even to strangers (not in a naive way though), when you need help you can easily just ask around and if people are not in a hurry you will get a helping hand pretty fast. If you have problems with communication you can just speak English, English is a requirement for (almost) all school levels in Germany.

    About the city, Mainz is the capital of the state Rheinland-Pfalz (midwest Germany), the city is pretty old and has many old protected buildings in the center.
    Mainz also has a lot of green space and parks. The city is build around the Rhein, one of the biggest rivers in Germany.

    How far will you get with 300€/month in Germany?
    That is very good for what is already made available for you.
    I have some example prices for standard stuff in Germany.
    Bus tickets per tour in Mainz cost 2,00€ (Ages 14+).
    Standard cinema tickets for the biggest cinema in Mainz (CineStar) cost from 8€ to 12€.
    Basic clothes (T-Shirts, Jeans etc.) in chain stores like H&M and C&A cost from 19€ to 50€.
    A ticket for the indoor swimming pool in Mainz costs around 13,50€ (4hrs).

    I know that is not really much info so feel free to ask about anything.

    Viel Glück und viel Spaß
    Danke schön! How's the night life?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Niet View Post


    Danke schön! How's the night life?
    I don't know about Mainz but where I live we have standard clubs and bars that are open all night. Its pretty chill I guess.


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    Quote Originally Posted by C.C. View Post


    I don't know about Mainz but where I live we have standard clubs and bars that are open all night. Its pretty chill I guess.
    Ok. When it comes to food I guess it's basicly the same as up here. I've heard that some countries (for example USA and England) puts higher prices at vegetables and healthy food, but I don't believe that the same goes for Germany?

    I really love vegetarian food
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    Quote Originally Posted by Niet View Post


    Ok. When it comes to food I guess it's basicly the same as up here. I've heard that some countries (for example USA and England) puts higher prices at vegetables and healthy food, but I don't believe that the same goes for Germany?

    I really love vegetarian food
    I am not 100% sure but I think that vegetables and healthy(ier) food overall is pretty inexpensive here in Germany (depending on the supermarket, REWE, Lidl, Edeka, Aldi, Penny etc.).


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    C.C. You can work as travel guide in Germany
    *English is not my native language so excuse any grammatical mistakes*



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    Quote Originally Posted by MuffinHD View Post
    C.C. You can work as travel guide in Germany
    I'd be a really shitty tour guide.


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    Quote Originally Posted by C.C. View Post


    I'd be a really shitty tour guide.
    You know lot of stuff about Germany.
    *English is not my native language so excuse any grammatical mistakes*



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    Quote Originally Posted by MuffinHD View Post
    You know lot of stuff about Germany.
    Well I am German, what I wrote above is stuff that most Germans who are 18+ should know.
    (And I looked some of the stuff up).


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    Quote Originally Posted by C.C. View Post


    Well I am German, what I wrote above is stuff that most Germans who are 18+ should know.
    (And I looked some of the stuff up).
    I know that you are German but it just seems like you are perfect for that job.
    *English is not my native language so excuse any grammatical mistakes*



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