Enter your average income below to estimate applicable free-cash in all major European cities. By free-cash we mean your disposable income, left in your pocket after paying tax, rent, insurance, public transport, food expenses and basic entertainment. How does it work?

average income is
€ 1000
per

Your estimated
City
free-cash

Sofia , Bulgaria
€619
€613
€582
€681
S + D Salary + Dividends

Salary + Dividends. A combination of a fixed monthly income with a bonus at the end of the year.

Dividends

Dividends. A single payment made annually out of accumulated profits.

Salary

Salary. A fixed monthly income you pay yourself to cover your living expenses.

Sole trader

Sole trader. You're running your business as an individual with an unlimited responsibility

Sole trader
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-
-
1 000
pensions

Individual pension and social contributions account is optional for those who entered the labor force after 31 December, 2014.

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-
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52
unemployment
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-
-
1
income
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-
-
150
health
-
-
-
41
total
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-
-
244
Employee
231
-
931
-
health
11
-
16
-
accident

We are using the highest rate at 1.1%.

3
-
4
-
pensions

19.8% for people born before 1 January, 1960; and 14.8% for those born after 31 December, 1959.

20
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31
-
income
23
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93
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total
57
-
144
-
Employer
231
-
931
-
health
16
-
24
-
pensions

19.8% for people born before 1 January, 1960; and 14.8% for those born after 31 December, 1959.

25
-
39
-
accident

We are using the highest rate at 1.1%.

3
-
4
-
unemployment
1
-
2
-
total
45
-
69
-
Corporate
724
1 000
-
-
income
72
100
-
-
total
72
100
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-
Dividends
652
900
-
-
withholding
33
45
-
-
total
33
45
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-
Income
1 000
1 000
1 000
1 000
Total tax
207
145
213
244
After tax
793
855
787
756
Living cost
174
174
174
174
Free-cash
619
681
613
582

Estimated living cost  is €174 per week

€115
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
€10
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
€4
Clothing and shoes. We estimate one pair of shoes and trainers, and several items of clothing each year, or slightly more often if you choose cheaper mass market stores. Twice as often for kids.
€45
Food and entertainment. We estimate that you will have breakfast at a cafe once a week, evening meal at a restaurant once a week, and visit bars once a week for drinks.Other days you prepare meals at home.
€0
I'm drinking at home rarely or never.
€0
I do not smoke or smoke very rarely.
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