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
€ 1750
per

Your estimated
City
free-cash

Zurich , Switzerland
-€2105
-€1623
-€1514
-€2207
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
-
-
-
1 750
pensions
-
-
-
161
city
-
-
-
18
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.

-
-
-
35
health
-
-
-
10
regional
-
-
-
30
national
-
-
-
3
total
-
-
-
257
Employee
3 519
-
1 555
-
health
8
-
3
-
unemployment
-
-
-
-
city
38
-
17
-
pensions
296
-
143
-
regional
115
-
24
-
national
17
-
2
-
total
474
-
189
-
Employer
3 519
-
1 555
-
health
8
-
3
-
pensions
296
-
143
-
unemployment
-
-
-
-
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.

70
-
31
-
total
374
-
177
-
Corporate
-
1 750
-
-
regional
-
370
-
-
national
-
149
-
-
total
-
519
-
-
Dividends
-
1 231
-
-
withholding
-
431
-
-
total
-
431
-
-
Income
1 750
1 750
1 750
1 750
Total tax
848
950
366
257
After tax
902
800
1 384
1 493
Living cost
3 007
3 007
3 007
3 007
Free-cash
-2 105
-2 207
-1 623
-1 514

Estimated living cost  is €3007 per month

€1956
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
€270
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
€37
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.
€745
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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