WHAT DOES IT COST?

These cost calculators will generate an approximate cost to set up a Direct Micro Expelling (DME) Unit, and establish the potential viability of your business. 

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SITE COST CALCULATOR

This calculator will assist with establishing the potential viability of your business. Before starting the Site Cost Calculator, you will need to know:

  • The selling price of virgin coconut oil (VCO).

  • The cost of your coconuts.

  • Running and processing costs such as labour, fuel, and electricity.

  • Transport costs.

 

You can find more information about these costs from your local Chamber of Commerce or board of trade.

CAPITAL COST CALCULATOR

This will generate an approximate cost of equipment and materials.

 

SITE COST CALCULATOR

How to use:  

The Local Costs shown are averages.  After reading the explanatory Notes, enter your own local costs and click the Calculate button (the $ symbol indicates the money in your local currency). Profit/Loss is based on the Local Costs you enter. Loss is shown in red. Keep adjusting your Local Costs until you get a satisfactory (profit) result, pressing the Calculate button each time.

Keep in mind that the distance you are located from the centre of an urban area will impact your costs. Generally the further away you are the better the economics of a DME Unit. The closer you are to an urban area, the higher the nut prices are and the harder it is to get good mature nuts. Labour costs are also much higher. However, your market potential is greater. 

IF YOU ARE THE OWNER OF A COCONUT FARM/PLANTATION USE THIS OPTIONAL CALCULATOR TO UNDERSTAND THE AVAILABILITY OF YOUR RESOURCE

CAPITAL COST CALCULATOR

The following calculator will give you an approximate cost of setting up a DME Unit. Prices are shown in US dollars but you can enter below your country's current exchange rate with the US dollar and it will display in your local currency.

As a guide to obtain a more accurate air freight cost get a quote using one (1) pallet at 120kg per DME Kit, ex-Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia. You can then add the cost you receive to 'Air freight' in the calculator below.