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
€ 10450
per

Your estimated
City
free-cash

Zurich , Switzerland
-€35207
-€32490
-€30990
-€40800
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
-
-
-
10 450
regional
-
-
-
45
health
-
-
-
130
city
-
-
-
109
pensions
-
-
-
961
national
-
-
-
-
other

This will depend on a canton and a chosen fund. The rate is between 0.3% and 3.4% with a maximum base of 148,200 CHF. We use 2% as an average rate.

-
-
-
210
total
-
-
-
1 455
Employee
46 793
-
8 837
-
regional
1 532
-
10
-
health
106
-
20
-
city
502
-
88
-
pensions
3 931
-
1 320
-
national
221
-
-
-
unemployment
-
-
-
-
total
6 292
-
1 438
-
Employer
46 793
-
8 837
-
unemployment
-
-
-
-
health
106
-
20
-
other

This will depend on a canton and a chosen fund. The rate is between 0.1% and 3.63% for an employee. We use 2% as an average rate.

936
-
177
-
pensions
3 931
-
1 320
-
total
4 973
-
1 517
-
Corporate
-
10 450
-
-
regional
-
2 210
-
-
national
-
888
-
-
total
-
3 098
-
-
Dividends
-
7 352
-
-
withholding
-
2 574
-
-
total
-
2 574
-
-
Income
10 450
10 450
10 450
10 450
Total tax
11 265
5 672
2 955
1 455
After tax
-815
4 778
7 495
8 995
Living cost
39 985
39 985
39 985
39 985
Free-cash
-40 800
-35 207
-32 490
-30 990

Estimated living cost  is €39985 per year

€26002
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
€3588
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
€491
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.
€9904
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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It is extremely rare that a Third Country National (non-EU/EFTA/Swiss and without a long-term EU resident permit) is given a residence permit based on self-employment.

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