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
€ 1650
per

Your estimated
City
free-cash

Andorra , Andorra
€915
€1147
€959
€1180
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
-
-
-
1 650
social contributions
-
-
-
363
income
-
-
-
67
total
-
-
-
430
Employee
326
-
1 429
-
social contributions
21
-
93
-
income
-
-
72
-
total
21
-
165
-
Employer
326
-
1 429
-
social contributions
50
-
221
-
total
50
-
221
-
Corporate
1 274
1 650
-
-
income
127
165
-
-
total
127
165
-
-
Dividends
1 146
1 485
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Income
1 650
1 650
1 650
1 650
Total tax
198
165
386
430
After tax
1 452
1 485
1 264
1 220
Living cost
305
305
305
305
Free-cash
1 147
1 180
959
915

Estimated living cost  is €305 per week

€197
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
€23
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
€6
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.
€79
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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Additional information

Andorra has a limit of 1000 sole-trade resident permits per year, so while it isn't complicated to obtain one, it may get difficult by the end of the term.

Graz , Austria
€525
€588
€111
€593
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
-
-
-
1 650
surtax
-
-
-
-
unemployment
-
-
-
62
health
-
-
-
91
chamber of commerce
-
-
-
7
pensions
-
-
-
219
income
-
-
-
423
total
-
-
-
802
Employee
443
404
1 301
-
unemployment
13
12
36
-
other
4
4
12
-
income
39
30
335
-
pensions
45
41
121
-
health
17
16
46
-
total
118
103
550
-
Employer
443
404
1 301
-
pensions
56
51
149
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
payroll
13
12
39
-
other
21
19
61
-
health
17
15
45
-
accident
6
5
15
-
unemployment
13
12
36
-
chamber of commerce
2
2
5
-
total
128
116
350
-
Corporate
1 080
1 130
1 262
-
income

The minimum corporate income for a GmbH is €1,1750 for a year. However, for GmbHs founded after 30 June 2013, the amount is reduced to €500 for the first five years and €1000 for the next five years.

Минимальный корпоративный налог для GmbH €1,1750 в год. Если GmbHs основана после 30 Июня 2013 эта сумма сниже до €500 в первые 5 лет и €1000 для следующих пяти лет.

270
282
316
-
total
270
282
316
-
Dividends
810
847
-
-
withholding
223
233
-
-
total
223
233
-
-
Income
1 650
1 650
1 650
1 650
Total tax
739
734
1 216
802
After tax
911
916
434
848
Living cost
323
323
323
323
Free-cash
588
593
111
525

Estimated living cost  is €323 per week

€194
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
€33
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
€6
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.
€91
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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Additional information

As a Third Country National (non-EU/EFTA/Swiss and without a long-term EU resident permit), you can apply for permanent residence when your business creates macroeconomic benefit. This could be an investment starting from €100,000, creating new jobs or securing existing ones, or making a substantial contribution to the region's economy. You can also be considered with a transfer of know-how to Austria or an evident commitment to develop an innovative product or technology.

Vienna , Austria
€489
€541
€77
€557
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
-
-
-
1 650
surtax
-
-
-
2
unemployment
-
-
-
62
health
-
-
-
91
chamber of commerce
-
-
-
7
pensions
-
-
-
219
income
-
-
-
423
total
-
-
-
804
Employee
506
404
1 299
-
unemployment
15
12
36
-
other
5
4
12
-
income
58
30
334
-
pensions
52
41
121
-
health
20
16
46
-
total
150
103
549
-
Employer
506
404
1 299
-
pensions
64
51
149
-
surtax
2
2
2
-
payroll
15
12
39
-
other
24
19
61
-
health
19
15
45
-
accident
7
5
15
-
unemployment
15
12
36
-
chamber of commerce
2
2
5
-
total
148
118
352
-
Corporate
996
1 128
1 260
-
income

The minimum corporate income for a GmbH is €1,1750 for a year. However, for GmbHs founded after 30 June 2013, the amount is reduced to €500 for the first five years and €1000 for the next five years.

Минимальный корпоративный налог для GmbH €1,1750 в год. Если GmbHs основана после 30 Июня 2013 эта сумма сниже до €500 в первые 5 лет и €1000 для следующих пяти лет.

249
282
315
-
total
249
282
315
-
Dividends
747
846
-
-
withholding
205
233
-
-
total
205
233
-
-
Income
1 650
1 650
1 650
1 650
Total tax
752
736
1 216
804
After tax
898
914
434
846
Living cost
357
357
357
357
Free-cash
541
557
77
489

Estimated living cost  is €357 per week

€238
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
€30
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
€6
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.
€83
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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Additional information

As a Third Country National (non-EU/EFTA/Swiss and without a long-term EU resident permit), you can apply for permanent residence when your business creates macroeconomic benefit. This could be an investment starting from €100,000, creating new jobs or securing existing ones, or making a substantial contribution to the region's economy. You can also be considered with a transfer of know-how to Austria or an evident commitment to develop an innovative product or technology.

Brussels , Belgium
€344
€402
€218
€554
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
-
-
-
1 650
national
-
-
-
599
communal

Communal tax will depend on the area of registration and each commune in the city has its own rate.

-
-
-
84
social contributions
-
-
-
253
total
-
-
-
936
Employee

The minimum management director salary is set at €45,000 per year.

725
-
1 278
-
unemployment

Reference earnings are 100% of the insured person's gross earnings for white-collar workers and 108% of the insured person's gross earnings for blue-collar workers.

6
-
11
-
national
223
-
456
-
communal

Communal tax will depend on the area of registration and each commune in the city has its own rate.

38
-
67
-
pensions

Reference earnings are 100% of the insured person's gross earnings for white-collar workers and 108% of the insured person's gross earnings for blue-collar workers.

54
-
96
-
health

Reference earnings are 100% of the insured person's gross earnings for white-collar workers and 108% of the insured person's gross earnings for blue-collar workers.

34
-
60
-
total
355
-
690
-
Employer

The minimum management director salary is set at €45,000 per year.

725
-
1 278
-
surtax
82
-
145
-
pensions

Reference earnings are 100% of the insured person's gross earnings for white-collar workers and 108% of the insured person's gross earnings for blue-collar workers.

64
-
113
-
health

Reference earnings are 100% of the insured person's gross earnings for white-collar workers and 108% of the insured person's gross earnings for blue-collar workers.

45
-
79
-
accident

Reference earnings are 100% of the insured person's gross earnings for white-collar workers and 108% of the insured person's gross earnings for blue-collar workers.

9
-
17
-
unemployment

Reference earnings are 100% of the insured person's gross earnings for white-collar workers and 108% of the insured person's gross earnings for blue-collar workers.

11
-
19
-
total
211
-
373
-
Corporate
714
1 650
-
-
income
143
330
-
-
surtax
3
7
-
-
total
146
337
-
-
Dividends
568
1 313
-
-
withholding

As an investor, you can take advantage of €640 tax free allowance per year.

167
390
-
-
total
167
390
-
-
Income
1 650
1 650
1 650
1 650
Total tax
879
727
1 063
936
After tax
771
923
587
714
Living cost
370
370
370
370
Free-cash
402
554
218
344

Estimated living cost  is €370 per week

€238
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
€32
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
€6
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.
€93
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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Sofia , Bulgaria
€1135
€1175
€1198
€1237
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
-
-
-
1 650
unemployment
-
-
-
1
health
-
-
-
41
pensions

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

-
-
-
52
income
-
-
-
247
total
-
-
-
341
Employee
230
-
1 581
-
accident

We are using the highest rate at 1.1%.

3
-
4
-
income
23
-
158
-
pensions

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

20
-
31
-
health
11
-
16
-
total
57
-
209
-
Employer
230
-
1 581
-
pensions

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

25
-
39
-
health
16
-
24
-
accident

We are using the highest rate at 1.1%.

3
-
4
-
unemployment
1
-
2
-
total
45
-
69
-
Corporate
1 374
1 650
-
-
income
137
165
-
-
total
137
165
-
-
Dividends
1 237
1 485
-
-
withholding
62
74
-
-
total
62
74
-
-
Income
1 650
1 650
1 650
1 650
Total tax
301
239
278
341
After tax
1 349
1 411
1 372
1 309
Living cost
174
174
174
174
Free-cash
1 175
1 237
1 198
1 135

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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Varna , Bulgaria
€1176
€1231
€1239
€1278
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
-
-
-
1 650
unemployment
-
-
-
1
health
-
-
-
41
pensions

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

-
-
-
52
income
-
-
-
247
total
-
-
-
341
Employee
176
-
1 581
-
accident

We are using the highest rate at 1.1%.

2
-
4
-
income
18
-
158
-
pensions

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

15
-
31
-
health
8
-
16
-
total
43
-
209
-
Employer
176
-
1 581
-
pensions

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

19
-
39
-
health
12
-
24
-
accident

We are using the highest rate at 1.1%.

2
-
4
-
unemployment
1
-
2
-
total
34
-
69
-
Corporate
1 440
1 650
-
-
income
144
165
-
-
total
144
165
-
-
Dividends
1 296
1 485
-
-
withholding
65
74
-
-
total
65
74
-
-
Income
1 650
1 650
1 650
1 650
Total tax
286
239
278
341
After tax
1 364
1 411
1 372
1 309
Living cost
133
133
133
133
Free-cash
1 231
1 278
1 239
1 176

Estimated living cost  is €133 per week

€77
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
€9
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.
€42
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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Larnaca , Cyprus
€900
€915
€886
€969
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
-
-
-
1 650
health
-
-
-
42
social contributions
-
-
-
164
income
-
-
-
309
total
-
-
-
515
Employee
779
779
1 534
-
income
85
72
301
-
social contributions
29
65
87
-
health
6
13
26
-
total
120
150
414
-
Employer
779
779
1 534
-
social contributions
29
65
87
-
health
7
14
28
-
total
36
79
115
-
Corporate
1 259
792
-
-
income
157
99
-
-
total
157
99
-
-
Dividends
1 102
693
-
-
withholding
187
118
-
-
total
187
118
-
-
Income
1 650
1 650
1 650
1 650
Total tax
500
446
529
515
After tax
1 150
1 204
1 121
1 135
Living cost
235
235
235
235
Free-cash
915
969
886
900

Estimated living cost  is €235 per week

€141
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
€23
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.
€66
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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Limassol , Cyprus
€806
€833
€792
€875
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
-
-
-
1 650
health
-
-
-
42
social contributions
-
-
-
164
income
-
-
-
309
total
-
-
-
515
Employee
779
779
1 534
-
income
82
72
301
-
social contributions
38
65
87
-
health
8
13
26
-
total
128
150
414
-
Employer
779
779
1 534
-
social contributions
38
65
87
-
health
8
14
28
-
total
46
79
115
-
Corporate
1 148
792
-
-
income
143
99
-
-
total
143
99
-
-
Dividends
1 004
693
-
-
withholding
171
118
-
-
total
171
118
-
-
Income
1 650
1 650
1 650
1 650
Total tax
488
446
529
515
After tax
1 162
1 204
1 121
1 135
Living cost
329
329
329
329
Free-cash
833
875
792
806

Estimated living cost  is €329 per week

€225
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.
€6
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.
€73
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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Brno , Czech Republic
€692
€820
€621
€903
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
-
-
-
1 650
health
-
-
-
223
social contributions
-
-
-
337
income
-
-
-
164
solidarity contribution
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
724
Employee
344
-
1 249
-
income
41
-
151
-
social contributions
22
-
75
-
health
46
-
169
-
solidarity contribution
-
-
-
-
total
109
-
395
-
Employer
344
-
1 249
-
social contributions
86
-
288
-
health
31
-
112
-
total
117
-
400
-
Corporate
1 189
1 650
-
-
income
226
313
-
-
total
226
313
-
-
Dividends
963
1 337
-
-
withholding
144
200
-
-
total
144
200
-
-
Income
1 650
1 650
1 650
1 650
Total tax
596
513
795
724
After tax
1 054
1 137
855
926
Living cost
234
234
234
234
Free-cash
820
903
621
692

Estimated living cost  is €234 per week

€162
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
€17
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.
€50
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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Prague , Czech Republic
€638
€745
€567
€849
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
-
-
-
1 650
health
-
-
-
223
social contributions
-
-
-
337
income
-
-
-
164
solidarity contribution
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
724
Employee
424
-
1 249
-
income
51
-
151
-
social contributions
28
-
75
-
health
57
-
169
-
solidarity contribution
-
-
-
-
total
136
-
395
-
Employer
424
-
1 249
-
social contributions
106
-
288
-
health
38
-
112
-
total
144
-
400
-
Corporate
1 082
1 650
-
-
income
206
313
-
-
total
206
313
-
-
Dividends
876
1 337
-
-
withholding
131
200
-
-
total
131
200
-
-
Income
1 650
1 650
1 650
1 650
Total tax
617
513
795
724
After tax
1 033
1 137
855
926
Living cost
288
288
288
288
Free-cash
745
849
567
638

Estimated living cost  is €288 per week

€214
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
€16
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.
€53
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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Copenhagen , Denmark
€491
-€565
-€565
-€565
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
-
-
-
1 650
national
-
-
-
189
pensions
-
-
-
9
municipal
-
-
-
340
labour market
-
-
-
131
total
-
-
-
669
Employee
2 066
2 066
2 066
-
municipal
440
440
440
-
national
252
252
252
-
pensions
3
3
3
-
labour market
165
165
165
-
total
860
860
860
-
Employer
2 066
2 066
2 066
-
pensions
6
6
6
-
labour market
165
165
165
-
municipal
441
441
441
-
national
253
253
253
-
total
865
865
865
-
Corporate
-
-
-
-
income
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Dividends
-
-
-
-
withholding
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Income
1 650
1 650
1 650
1 650
Total tax
1 725
1 725
1 725
669
After tax
-75
-75
-75
981
Living cost
490
490
490
490
Free-cash
-565
-565
-565
491

Estimated living cost  is €490 per week

€335
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
€43
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
€8
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.
€104
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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Tallinn , Estonia
€640
€1012
€705
€1075
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
-
-
-
1 650
health
-
-
-
214
pensions
-
-
-
330
income
-
-
-
221
total
-
-
-
765
Employee
287
-
1 233
-
unemployment
5
-
20
-
income
32
-
238
-
pensions
6
-
25
-
total
43
-
283
-
Employer
287
-
1 233
-
pensions
58
-
247
-
health
37
-
160
-
unemployment
2
-
10
-
total
97
-
417
-
Corporate
1 265
1 650
-
-
income
253
330
-
-
total
253
330
-
-
Dividends
1 012
1 320
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Income
1 650
1 650
1 650
1 650
Total tax
393
330
700
765
After tax
1 257
1 320
950
885
Living cost
245
245
245
245
Free-cash
1 012
1 075
705
640

Estimated living cost  is €245 per week

€168
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
€15
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.
€57
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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Helsinki , Finland
€695
€676
€485
€654
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

You can choose the amount to declare for pension contributions and choose a pension insurance company or a pension insurance fund you prefer to use; or you could opt out of pension contributions altogether. You can find more details on Finnish Centre for Pensions

-
-
-
1 650
national
-
-
-
252
health
-
-
-
21
municipal
-
-
-
293
total
-
-
-
566
Employee
533
-
1 388
-
unemployment
8
-
21
-
municipal
87
-
226
-
national
9
-
156
-
pensions
36
-
94
-
health
4
-
17
-
total
144
-
514
-
Employer
533
-
1 388
-
pensions
92
-
241
-
health
4
-
11
-
accident
1
-
1
-
unemployment
3
-
9
-
total
100
-
262
-
Corporate
1 016
1 650
-
-
income
203
330
-
-
total
203
330
-
-
Dividends

Finish residents use 75% of income from dividends as a base for income tax.

610
990
-
-
municipal
110
178
-
-
national
28
99
-
-
total
138
277
-
-
Income
1 650
1 650
1 650
1 650
Total tax
585
607
776
566
After tax
1 065
1 043
874
1 084
Living cost
389
389
389
389
Free-cash
676
654
485
695

Estimated living cost  is €389 per week

€254
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
€37
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
€6
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.
€91
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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Additional information

Finland permits registration as a sole-trader only for EU nationals or long-term EU resident permit holders. Other nationals should set up a company and hire themselves as an employee.

Marseille , France
€620
€576
€608
€520
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
-
-
-
1 650
surtax
-
-
-
-
health
-
-
-
66
pensions
-
-
-
307
social contributions
-
-
-
47
income
-
-
-
247
other
-
-
-
51
total
-
-
-
718
Employee
387
-
1 286
-
income
20
-
242
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
social contributions
11
-
37
-
pensions
44
-
86
-
total
75
-
365
-
Employer
387
-
1 286
-
pensions
64
-
145
-
social contributions
1
-
4
-
other
13
-
49
-
health
27
-
115
-
unemployment
16
-
52
-
total
121
-
365
-
Corporate
1 142
1 650
-
-
income
320
462
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
320
462
-
-
Dividends
822
1 188
-
-
withholding
105
152
-
-
social contributions
141
204
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
246
356
-
-
Income
1 650
1 650
1 650
1 650
Total tax
762
818
730
718
After tax
888
832
920
932
Living cost
312
312
312
312
Free-cash
576
520
608
620

Estimated living cost  is €312 per week

€181
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
€32
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
€6
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.
€94
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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Nice , France
€585
€544
€573
€485
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
-
-
-
1 650
surtax
-
-
-
-
health
-
-
-
66
pensions
-
-
-
307
social contributions
-
-
-
47
income
-
-
-
247
other
-
-
-
51
total
-
-
-
718
Employee
434
-
1 286
-
income
26
-
242
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
social contributions
12
-
37
-
pensions
49
-
86
-
total
87
-
365
-
Employer
434
-
1 286
-
pensions
71
-
145
-
social contributions
1
-
4
-
other
15
-
49
-
health
30
-
115
-
unemployment
18
-
52
-
total
135
-
365
-
Corporate
1 081
1 650
-
-
income
303
462
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
303
462
-
-
Dividends
778
1 188
-
-
withholding
100
152
-
-
social contributions
134
204
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
234
356
-
-
Income
1 650
1 650
1 650
1 650
Total tax
759
818
730
718
After tax
891
832
920
932
Living cost
347
347
347
347
Free-cash
544
485
573
585

Estimated living cost  is €347 per week

€219
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.
€6
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.
€94
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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Paris , France
€443
€413
€431
€343
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
-
-
-
1 650
surtax
-
-
-
-
health
-
-
-
66
pensions
-
-
-
307
social contributions
-
-
-
47
income
-
-
-
247
other
-
-
-
51
total
-
-
-
718
Employee
635
-
1 286
-
income
55
-
242
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
social contributions
18
-
37
-
pensions
72
-
86
-
total
145
-
365
-
Employer
635
-
1 286
-
pensions
104
-
145
-
social contributions
2
-
4
-
other
22
-
49
-
health
44
-
115
-
unemployment
26
-
52
-
total
198
-
365
-
Corporate
817
1 650
-
-
income
229
462
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
229
462
-
-
Dividends
588
1 188
-
-
withholding
75
152
-
-
social contributions
101
204
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
176
356
-
-
Income
1 650
1 650
1 650
1 650
Total tax
748
818
730
718
After tax
902
832
920
932
Living cost
489
489
489
489
Free-cash
413
343
431
443

Estimated living cost  is €489 per week

€331
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
€40
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
€7
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.
€111
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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Batumi , Georgia
€1568
€1490
€1254
€1501
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

We expect you will register a microenterprise to benefit from 1% tax rate. Otherwise you will be taxed at a personal income rate of 20%.

-
-
-
1 650
microenterprise

A sole-trader will lose its microenterprise status when the turnover exceeds 500,000 GEL for the last two consecutive years.

-
-
-
16
total
-
-
-
16
Employee
82
-
1 650
-
income
16
-
330
-
total
16
-
330
-
Employer
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate

We will register your company as part of a virtual zone. Your non-Georgian corporate tax will be zero. Turnover in Georgia will be taxed at 15%.

1 568
1 650
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Dividends
1 568
1 650
-
-
withholding
78
83
-
-
total
78
83
-
-
Income
1 650
1 650
1 650
1 650
Total tax
94
83
330
16
After tax
1 556
1 567
1 320
1 634
Living cost
66
66
66
66
Free-cash
1 490
1 501
1 254
1 568

Estimated living cost  is €66 per week

€41
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
€5
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
€2
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.
€18
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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Additional information

Social security system in Georgia is financed from the government taxes which are part of our internal model. Separate pension and medical insurance contributions are not compulsory. It is advisable to purchase health insurance privately as in an event of medical emergency the treatment is likely to get costly.

Tbilisi , Georgia
€1532
€1446
€1218
€1465
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

We expect you will register a microenterprise to benefit from 1% tax rate. Otherwise you will be taxed at a personal income rate of 20%.

-
-
-
1 650
microenterprise

A sole-trader will lose its microenterprise status when the turnover exceeds 500,000 GEL for the last two consecutive years.

-
-
-
16
total
-
-
-
16
Employee
128
-
1 650
-
income
26
-
330
-
total
26
-
330
-
Employer
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate

We will register your company as part of a virtual zone. Your non-Georgian corporate tax will be zero. Turnover in Georgia will be taxed at 15%.

1 522
1 650
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Dividends
1 522
1 650
-
-
withholding
76
83
-
-
total
76
83
-
-
Income
1 650
1 650
1 650
1 650
Total tax
102
83
330
16
After tax
1 548
1 567
1 320
1 634
Living cost
102
102
102
102
Free-cash
1 446
1 465
1 218
1 532

Estimated living cost  is €102 per week

€69
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
€4
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
€3
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.
€25
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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Additional information

Social security system in Georgia is financed from the government taxes which are part of our internal model. Separate pension and medical insurance contributions are not compulsory. It is advisable to purchase health insurance privately as in an event of medical emergency the treatment is likely to get costly.

Berlin , Germany
€499
€593
€668
€457
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

Pension contribution is not mandatory for self-employed except for writers, artists and musicians who should pay standard rates to Künstlersozialkasse.

-
-
-
1 650
surtax

Solidarity surcharge is an additional fee on income tax, capital gains tax and corporate tax. It is justified by the cost of German reunification.

-
-
-
27
health

Our model is based on the assumption that an owner of the company is either a director or registered self-employed, so all social security contributions are not mandatory.

However, you would need to purchase private health insurance. We took an average price of €3600 per annum per person.

-
-
-
69
income

Personal income is calculated on a progressive scale(from 14% to 42%), and is fixed at 45%. The tax percentage is unique and will depend on your income.

-
-
-
495
trade
-
-
-
169
total
-
-
-
760
Employee

Pension contribution is not mandatory for self-employed except for writers, artists and musicians who should pay standard rates to Künstlersozialkasse.

504
-
1 650
-
income

Personal income is calculated on a progressive scale(from 14% to 42%), and is fixed at 45%. The tax percentage is unique and will depend on your income.

41
-
495
-
surtax

Solidarity surcharge is an additional fee on income tax, capital gains tax and corporate tax. It is justified by the cost of German reunification.

2
-
27
-
health

Our model is based on the assumption that an owner of the company is either a director or registered self-employed, so all social security contributions are not mandatory.

However, you would need to purchase private health insurance. We took an average price of €3600 per annum per person.

69
-
69
-
total
112
-
591
-
Employer
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
1 146
1 650
-
-
trade
164
237
-
-
income
172
248
-
-
chamber of commerce
3
4
-
-
surtax

Solidarity surcharge is an additional fee on income tax, capital gains tax and corporate tax. It is justified by the cost of German reunification.

9
14
-
-
total
348
503
-
-
Dividends
797
1 148
-
-
withholding
195
283
-
-
surtax

Solidarity surcharge is an additional fee on income tax, capital gains tax and corporate tax. It is justified by the cost of German reunification.

11
16
-
-
total
206
299
-
-
Income
1 650
1 650
1 650
1 650
Total tax
666
802
591
760
After tax
984
848
1 059
890
Living cost
391
391
391
391
Free-cash
593
457
668
499

Estimated living cost  is €391 per week

€270
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
€42
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
€6
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.
€74
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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Additional information

Nationals of Europe, Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand and the USA do not require an entry type D visa (not to confuse with a Schengen visa or a visa-free entry). For other nationals, waiting time is around 6-9 months which includes document preparation and processing.

Dresden , Germany
€566
€638
€752
€525
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

Pension contribution is not mandatory for self-employed except for writers, artists and musicians who should pay standard rates to Künstlersozialkasse.

-
-
-
1 650
surtax

Solidarity surcharge is an additional fee on income tax, capital gains tax and corporate tax. It is justified by the cost of German reunification.

-
-
-
27
health

Our model is based on the assumption that an owner of the company is either a director or registered self-employed, so all social security contributions are not mandatory.

However, you would need to purchase private health insurance. We took an average price of €3600 per annum per person.

-
-
-
69
income

Personal income is calculated on a progressive scale(from 14% to 42%), and is fixed at 45%. The tax percentage is unique and will depend on your income.

-
-
-
495
trade
-
-
-
186
total
-
-
-
777
Employee

Pension contribution is not mandatory for self-employed except for writers, artists and musicians who should pay standard rates to Künstlersozialkasse.

388
-
1 650
-
income

Personal income is calculated on a progressive scale(from 14% to 42%), and is fixed at 45%. The tax percentage is unique and will depend on your income.

11
-
495
-
surtax

Solidarity surcharge is an additional fee on income tax, capital gains tax and corporate tax. It is justified by the cost of German reunification.

1
-
27
-
health

Our model is based on the assumption that an owner of the company is either a director or registered self-employed, so all social security contributions are not mandatory.

However, you would need to purchase private health insurance. We took an average price of €3600 per annum per person.

69
-
69
-
total
81
-
591
-
Employer
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
1 262
1 650
-
-
trade
199
260
-
-
income
189
248
-
-
chamber of commerce
3
4
-
-
surtax

Solidarity surcharge is an additional fee on income tax, capital gains tax and corporate tax. It is justified by the cost of German reunification.

10
14
-
-
total
401
526
-
-
Dividends
860
1 125
-
-
withholding
211
277
-
-
surtax

Solidarity surcharge is an additional fee on income tax, capital gains tax and corporate tax. It is justified by the cost of German reunification.

12
15
-
-
total
223
292
-
-
Income
1 650
1 650
1 650
1 650
Total tax
705
818
591
777
After tax
945
832
1 059
873
Living cost
307
307
307
307
Free-cash
638
525
752
566

Estimated living cost  is €307 per week

€193
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
€36
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
€6
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.
€72
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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Additional information

Nationals of Europe, Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand and the USA do not require an entry type D visa (not to confuse with a Schengen visa or a visa-free entry). For other nationals, waiting time is around 6-9 months which includes document preparation and processing.

Hamburg , Germany
€467
€570
€661
€425
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

Pension contribution is not mandatory for self-employed except for writers, artists and musicians who should pay standard rates to Künstlersozialkasse.

-
-
-
1 650
surtax

Solidarity surcharge is an additional fee on income tax, capital gains tax and corporate tax. It is justified by the cost of German reunification.

-
-
-
27
health

Our model is based on the assumption that an owner of the company is either a director or registered self-employed, so all social security contributions are not mandatory.

However, you would need to purchase private health insurance. We took an average price of €3600 per annum per person.

-
-
-
69
income

Personal income is calculated on a progressive scale(from 14% to 42%), and is fixed at 45%. The tax percentage is unique and will depend on your income.

-
-
-
495
trade
-
-
-
194
total
-
-
-
785
Employee

Pension contribution is not mandatory for self-employed except for writers, artists and musicians who should pay standard rates to Künstlersozialkasse.

514
-
1 650
-
income

Personal income is calculated on a progressive scale(from 14% to 42%), and is fixed at 45%. The tax percentage is unique and will depend on your income.

44
-
495
-
surtax

Solidarity surcharge is an additional fee on income tax, capital gains tax and corporate tax. It is justified by the cost of German reunification.

2
-
27
-
health

Our model is based on the assumption that an owner of the company is either a director or registered self-employed, so all social security contributions are not mandatory.

However, you would need to purchase private health insurance. We took an average price of €3600 per annum per person.

69
-
69
-
total
115
-
591
-
Employer
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
1 136
1 650
-
-
trade
187
271
-
-
income
170
248
-
-
chamber of commerce
3
4
-
-
surtax

Solidarity surcharge is an additional fee on income tax, capital gains tax and corporate tax. It is justified by the cost of German reunification.

9
14
-
-
total
369
537
-
-
Dividends
766
1 114
-
-
withholding
188
275
-
-
surtax

Solidarity surcharge is an additional fee on income tax, capital gains tax and corporate tax. It is justified by the cost of German reunification.

10
15
-
-
total
198
290
-
-
Income
1 650
1 650
1 650
1 650
Total tax
682
827
591
785
After tax
968
823
1 059
865
Living cost
398
398
398
398
Free-cash
570
425
661
467

Estimated living cost  is €398 per week

€266
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
€42
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
€6
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.
€84
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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Additional information

Nationals of Europe, Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand and the USA do not require an entry type D visa (not to confuse with a Schengen visa or a visa-free entry). For other nationals, waiting time is around 6-9 months which includes document preparation and processing.

Munich , Germany
€393
€515
€595
€350
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

Pension contribution is not mandatory for self-employed except for writers, artists and musicians who should pay standard rates to Künstlersozialkasse.

-
-
-
1 650
surtax

Solidarity surcharge is an additional fee on income tax, capital gains tax and corporate tax. It is justified by the cost of German reunification.

-
-
-
27
health

Our model is based on the assumption that an owner of the company is either a director or registered self-employed, so all social security contributions are not mandatory.

However, you would need to purchase private health insurance. We took an average price of €3600 per annum per person.

-
-
-
69
income

Personal income is calculated on a progressive scale(from 14% to 42%), and is fixed at 45%. The tax percentage is unique and will depend on your income.

-
-
-
495
trade
-
-
-
202
total
-
-
-
793
Employee

Pension contribution is not mandatory for self-employed except for writers, artists and musicians who should pay standard rates to Künstlersozialkasse.

609
-
1 650
-
income

Personal income is calculated on a progressive scale(from 14% to 42%), and is fixed at 45%. The tax percentage is unique and will depend on your income.

72
-
495
-
surtax

Solidarity surcharge is an additional fee on income tax, capital gains tax and corporate tax. It is justified by the cost of German reunification.

4
-
27
-
health

Our model is based on the assumption that an owner of the company is either a director or registered self-employed, so all social security contributions are not mandatory.

However, you would need to purchase private health insurance. We took an average price of €3600 per annum per person.

69
-
69
-
total
145
-
591
-
Employer
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
1 041
1 650
-
-
trade
179
283
-
-
income
156
248
-
-
chamber of commerce
3
4
-
-
surtax

Solidarity surcharge is an additional fee on income tax, capital gains tax and corporate tax. It is justified by the cost of German reunification.

9
14
-
-
total
347
549
-
-
Dividends
695
1 102
-
-
withholding
170
272
-
-
surtax

Solidarity surcharge is an additional fee on income tax, capital gains tax and corporate tax. It is justified by the cost of German reunification.

9
15
-
-
total
179
287
-
-
Income
1 650
1 650
1 650
1 650
Total tax
671
836
591
793
After tax
979
814
1 059
857
Living cost
464
464
464
464
Free-cash
515
350
595
393

Estimated living cost  is €464 per week

€339
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
€37
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
€6
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.
€82
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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Additional information

Nationals of Europe, Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand and the USA do not require an entry type D visa (not to confuse with a Schengen visa or a visa-free entry). For other nationals, waiting time is around 6-9 months which includes document preparation and processing.

Athens , Greece
€556
€776
€491
€810
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
-
-
-
1 650
surtax
-
-
-
64
unemployment
-
-
-
2
health
-
-
-
96
pensions
-
-
-
270
income
-
-
-
434
other
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
866
Employee
341
-
1 365
-
unemployment
24
-
94
-
other
-
-
-
-
income
57
-
374
-
surtax
1
-
54
-
pensions
23
-
90
-
health
9
-
34
-
total
114
-
646
-
Employer
341
-
1 365
-
pensions
46
-
180
-
other
-
-
-
-
health
16
-
62
-
unemployment
11
-
43
-
total
73
-
285
-
Corporate
1 237
1 650
-
-
income
322
429
-
-
total
322
429
-
-
Dividends
915
1 221
-
-
withholding
137
183
-
-
total
137
183
-
-
Income
1 650
1 650
1 650
1 650
Total tax
646
612
931
866
After tax
1 004
1 038
719
784
Living cost
228
228
228
228
Free-cash
776
810
491
556

Estimated living cost  is €228 per week

€137
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
€20
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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Thessaloniki , Greece
€560
€782
€495
€814
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
-
-
-
1 650
surtax
-
-
-
64
unemployment
-
-
-
2
health
-
-
-
96
pensions
-
-
-
270
income
-
-
-
434
other
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
866
Employee
335
-
1 365
-
unemployment
23
-
94
-
other
-
-
-
-
income
56
-
374
-
surtax
1
-
54
-
pensions
22
-
90
-
health
9
-
34
-
total
111
-
646
-
Employer
335
-
1 365
-
pensions
45
-
180
-
other
-
-
-
-
health
15
-
62
-
unemployment
11
-
43
-
total
71
-
285
-
Corporate
1 244
1 650
-
-
income
324
429
-
-
total
324
429
-
-
Dividends
921
1 221
-
-
withholding
138
183
-
-
total
138
183
-
-
Income
1 650
1 650
1 650
1 650
Total tax
644
612
931
866
After tax
1 006
1 038
719
784
Living cost
224
224
224
224
Free-cash
782
814
495
560

Estimated living cost  is €224 per week

€137
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
€21
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.
€61
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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Budapest , Hungary
€942
€731
€755
€726
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
-
-
-
1 650
unemployment
-
-
-
25
health
-
-
-
115
pensions
-
-
-
165
income
-
-
-
202
total
-
-
-
507
Employee

As of 2018, the minimum salary of a managing director was set at 180,500 HUF per month.

The minimum wage is 138,000 HUF per month.

290
116
1 381
-
unemployment
4
2
21
-
income
36
14
169
-
pensions
29
12
138
-
health
20
8
97
-
total
89
36
425
-
Employer

As of 2018, the minimum salary of a managing director was set at 180,500 HUF per month.

The minimum wage is 138,000 HUF per month.

290
116
1 381
-
pensions
57
23
269
-
total
57
23
269
-
Corporate
1 303
1 512
-
-
income
117
136
-
-
total
117
136
-
-
Dividends
1 186
1 376
-
-
withholding
225
261
-
-
social contributions
230
267
-
-
total
455
528
-
-
Income
1 650
1 650
1 650
1 650
Total tax
718
723
694
507
After tax
932
927
956
1 143
Living cost
201
201
201
201
Free-cash
731
726
755
942

Estimated living cost  is €201 per week

€137
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
€16
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.
€43
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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Reykjavik , Iceland
€484
€530
€496
€539
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
-
-
-
1 650
national
-
-
-
279
pensions
-
-
-
198
social contributions
-
-
-
18
municipal
-
-
-
180
total
-
-
-
675
Employee
761
-
1 426
-
municipal
94
-
187
-
national
146
-
290
-
pensions
30
-
57
-
total
270
-
534
-
Employer
761
-
1 426
-
pensions
61
-
114
-
social contributions
8
-
15
-
total
69
-
129
-
Corporate
770
1 650
-
-
income

Corporate income tax will depend on a type of legal entity. For LLC and Limited Partnership it is set at 20%. All other entities pay 37.6%.

154
330
-
-
total
154
330
-
-
Dividends
616
1 320
-
-
withholding
136
290
-
-
total
136
290
-
-
Income
1 650
1 650
1 650
1 650
Total tax
629
620
663
675
After tax
1 021
1 030
987
975
Living cost
491
491
491
491
Free-cash
530
539
496
484

Estimated living cost  is €491 per week

€333
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
€46
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
€7
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.
€104
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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Additional information

It is very difficult to get a residence permit on a basis of self-employment for a Third Country National (non-EU/EFTA/Swiss and without a long-term EU resident permit). EU/EFTA nationals and long-term EU resident permit holders can register self-employed and apply for a permanent residence.

Dublin , Ireland
€309
€600
€309
€578
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
-
-
-
1 650
social contributions
-
-
-
272
income
-
-
-
492
total
-
-
-
764
Employee
793
-
1 650
-
social contributions
66
-
272
-
income
150
-
492
-
total
216
-
764
-
Employer
793
-
1 650
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
857
1 650
-
-
income
107
206
-
-
total
107
206
-
-
Dividends
750
1 444
-
-
withholding
150
289
-
-
total
150
289
-
-
Income
1 650
1 650
1 650
1 650
Total tax
473
495
764
764
After tax
1 177
1 155
886
886
Living cost
577
577
577
577
Free-cash
600
578
309
309

Estimated living cost  is €577 per week

€439
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
€47
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
€6
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.
€86
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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Additional information

To obtain permanent residence for non EEA/Swiss nationals, it is required to invest a huge amount - at least €1 million aggregate investment into a new or an existing Irish business, for a minimum of three years.

Milan , Italy
€369
€400
€294
€453
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
-
-
-
1 650
national
-
-
-
400
regional
-
-
-
19
social contributions
-
-
-
424
municipal
-
-
-
10
total
-
-
-
853
Employee
901
-
1 650
-
municipal
5
-
9
-
national
156
-
346
-
social contributions
304
-
556
-
regional
8
-
17
-
total
473
-
928
-
Employer
901
-
1 650
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
749
1 650
-
-
nationa
180
396
-
-
municipal
29
64
-
-
total
209
460
-
-
Dividends
540
1 190
-
-
withholding
140
309
-
-
total
140
309
-
-
Income
1 650
1 650
1 650
1 650
Total tax
822
769
928
853
After tax
828
881
722
797
Living cost
428
428
428
428
Free-cash
400
453
294
369

Estimated living cost  is €428 per week

€298
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.
€7
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.
€95
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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Naples , Italy
€518
€571
€444
€594
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
-
-
-
1 650
national
-
-
-
400
regional
-
-
-
25
social contributions
-
-
-
424
municipal
-
-
-
10
total
-
-
-
859
Employee
562
-
1 650
-
municipal
3
-
9
-
national
89
-
346
-
social contributions
190
-
556
-
regional
8
-
22
-
total
290
-
933
-
Employer
562
-
1 650
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
1 088
1 650
-
-
nationa
261
396
-
-
municipal
54
82
-
-
total
315
478
-
-
Dividends
773
1 172
-
-
withholding
201
305
-
-
total
201
305
-
-
Income
1 650
1 650
1 650
1 650
Total tax
806
783
933
859
After tax
844
867
717
791
Living cost
273
273
273
273
Free-cash
571
594
444
518

Estimated living cost  is €273 per week

€170
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.
€71
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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