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Initial cost and variance models have been determined for the 2001 redesign of the Monthly Population Survey. While these models may undergo further finessing, time permitting, they are of sufficient quality to provide information about the expected cost and variance structure under different sample design options. This paper discusses the methodology behind the cost and variance modelling. Section 2 discusses the background of the sample design for the Monthly Population Survey, while Sections 3 and 4 deal with the methodology for the variance and cost modelling respectively, and the quality of the models produced.