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

Madrid , Spain
€743
€582
€626
€811
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
unemployment
-
-
-
7
income
-
-
-
486
other
-
-
-
1
accident
-
-
-
8
pensions
-
-
-
266
total
-
-
-
768
Employee
489
-
1 451
-
unemployment
8
-
15
-
pensions
23
-
44
-
income
102
-
451
-
other
-
-
1
-
total
133
-
511
-
Employer
489
-
1 451
-
pensions
116
-
222
-
accident
10
-
19
-
unemployment
27
-
52
-
other
4
-
8
-
total
157
-
301
-
Corporate
1 105
1 750
-
-
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.

166
262
-
-
total
166
262
-
-
Dividends
939
1 488
-
-
withholding
195
321
-
-
total
195
321
-
-
Income
1 750
1 750
1 750
1 750
Total tax
651
583
812
768
After tax
1 099
1 167
938
982
Living cost
356
356
356
356
Free-cash
743
811
582
626

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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