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
€ 1250
per

Your estimated
City
free-cash

Valencia , Spain
€510
€363
€413
€560
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
-
-
-
1 250
unemployment
-
-
-
7
income
-
-
-
276
other
-
-
-
1
accident
-
-
-
8
pensions
-
-
-
266
total
-
-
-
558
Employee
375
-
951
-
unemployment
6
-
15
-
pensions
18
-
44
-
income
72
-
247
-
other
-
-
1
-
total
96
-
307
-
Employer
375
-
951
-
pensions
88
-
222
-
accident
7
-
19
-
unemployment
21
-
52
-
other
3
-
8
-
total
119
-
301
-
Corporate
756
1 250
-
-
income

The general rate of corporate tax is 25%. The lower rate of 15% is introduced for newly formed companies which applies during the first two years of operation in which taxable profit is made. We use the lower rate in our model.

113
188
-
-
total
113
188
-
-
Dividends
642
1 062
-
-
withholding
133
223
-
-
total
133
223
-
-
Income
1 250
1 250
1 250
1 250
Total tax
461
411
608
558
After tax
789
839
642
692
Living cost
279
279
279
279
Free-cash
510
560
363
413

Estimated living cost  is €279 per week

€188
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
€27
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
€5
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.
€59
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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Madrid , Spain
€407
€286
€336
€483
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
-
-
-
1 250
unemployment
-
-
-
7
income
-
-
-
276
other
-
-
-
1
accident
-
-
-
8
pensions
-
-
-
266
total
-
-
-
558
Employee
489
-
951
-
unemployment
8
-
15
-
pensions
23
-
44
-
income
102
-
247
-
other
-
-
1
-
total
133
-
307
-
Employer
489
-
951
-
pensions
116
-
222
-
accident
10
-
19
-
unemployment
27
-
52
-
other
4
-
8
-
total
157
-
301
-
Corporate
605
1 250
-
-
income

The general rate of corporate tax is 25%. The lower rate of 15% is introduced for newly formed companies which applies during the first two years of operation in which taxable profit is made. We use the lower rate in our model.

91
188
-
-
total
91
188
-
-
Dividends
514
1 062
-
-
withholding
106
223
-
-
total
106
223
-
-
Income
1 250
1 250
1 250
1 250
Total tax
487
411
608
558
After tax
763
839
642
692
Living cost
356
356
356
356
Free-cash
407
483
286
336

Estimated living cost  is €356 per week

€256
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
€28
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
€5
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.
€68
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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Barcelona , Spain
€395
€276
€326
€473
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
-
-
-
1 250
unemployment
-
-
-
7
income
-
-
-
276
other
-
-
-
1
accident
-
-
-
8
pensions
-
-
-
266
total
-
-
-
558
Employee
504
-
951
-
unemployment
8
-
15
-
pensions
24
-
44
-
income
106
-
247
-
other
-
-
1
-
total
138
-
307
-
Employer
504
-
951
-
pensions
119
-
222
-
accident
10
-
19
-
unemployment
28
-
52
-
other
4
-
8
-
total
161
-
301
-
Corporate
585
1 250
-
-
income

The general rate of corporate tax is 25%. The lower rate of 15% is introduced for newly formed companies which applies during the first two years of operation in which taxable profit is made. We use the lower rate in our model.

88
188
-
-
total
88
188
-
-
Dividends
497
1 062
-
-
withholding
102
223
-
-
total
102
223
-
-
Income
1 250
1 250
1 250
1 250
Total tax
489
411
608
558
After tax
761
839
642
692
Living cost
366
366
366
366
Free-cash
395
473
276
326

Estimated living cost  is €366 per week

€270
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
€26
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
€5
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.
€65
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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