The only fee that PDH
requests from you is a once-off "compulsory donation"
of € 150. Such a fee ensures the survival of our centre
and the availability of volunteer work for you. As you will
soon discover, our administration costs are extremely minimal
and we guarantee that this money will end up in the hands
of those that need it most. Your second expense will be a
weekly fee of € 38 which will provide you with accommodation
and three meals per day. This, along with the "compulsory
donation" is due upon arrival. Your other expenses will
include € 15 per month for your VISA, around € 7
per week for work related transport and around € 2 per
week for safe, packaged mineral water (insist on "Voltic"
available in cheap plastic sachets).
An example of a 12 week stay is as
€ 150 "compulsory donation" € 150
€ 38 weekly x 12 for food and accommodation € 360
€ 15 monthly x 3 for VISA € 45
€ 7 weekly x 12 for transport € 84
€ 2 weekly x 12 for water € 24
Total: € 759
On top of this you will obviously have
to add airfares, travel insurance, vaccinations and personal
spending money. For those on a tight budget, you can plan
on € 30 a week for emailing, moderate beer intake and
daily snacks. For those not so limited, € 30 - 50 a week
will allow you to really relax and enjoy the nightlife, the
odd restaurant or cinema, internet cafés and street
food to your heart's content. Rest assured that the affordable
nature of this country will allow you to enjoy your stay whatever
your budget may be.