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
€ 2100
per

Your estimated
City
free-cash

Andorra , Andorra
€1231
€1552
€1287
€1585
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
-
-
-
2 100
social contributions
-
-
-
462
income
-
-
-
102
total
-
-
-
564
Employee
326
-
1 818
-
social contributions
21
-
118
-
income
-
-
108
-
total
21
-
226
-
Employer
326
-
1 818
-
social contributions
50
-
282
-
total
50
-
282
-
Corporate
1 724
2 100
-
-
income
172
210
-
-
total
172
210
-
-
Dividends
1 551
1 890
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Income
2 100
2 100
2 100
2 100
Total tax
243
210
508
564
After tax
1 857
1 890
1 592
1 536
Living cost
305
305
305
305
Free-cash
1 552
1 585
1 287
1 231

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
€758
€834
€229
€837
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
-
-
-
2 100
surtax
-
-
-
-
unemployment
-
-
-
62
health
-
-
-
91
chamber of commerce
-
-
-
8
pensions
-
-
-
219
income
-
-
-
639
total
-
-
-
1 019
Employee
443
404
1 720
-
unemployment
13
12
36
-
other
4
4
12
-
income
39
30
532
-
pensions
45
41
121
-
health
17
16
46
-
total
118
103
747
-
Employer
443
404
1 720
-
pensions
56
51
149
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
payroll
13
12
52
-
other
21
19
77
-
health
17
15
45
-
accident
6
5
15
-
unemployment
13
12
36
-
chamber of commerce
2
2
7
-
total
128
116
381
-
Corporate
1 530
1 580
1 682
-
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.

382
395
420
-
total
382
395
420
-
Dividends
1 147
1 185
-
-
withholding
315
326
-
-
total
315
326
-
-
Income
2 100
2 100
2 100
2 100
Total tax
943
940
1 548
1 019
After tax
1 157
1 160
552
1 081
Living cost
323
323
323
323
Free-cash
834
837
229
758

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
€722
€786
€194
€803
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
-
-
-
2 100
surtax
-
-
-
2
unemployment
-
-
-
62
health
-
-
-
91
chamber of commerce
-
-
-
8
pensions
-
-
-
219
income
-
-
-
639
total
-
-
-
1 021
Employee
506
404
1 718
-
unemployment
15
12
36
-
other
5
4
12
-
income
58
30
531
-
pensions
52
41
121
-
health
20
16
46
-
total
150
103
746
-
Employer
506
404
1 718
-
pensions
64
51
149
-
surtax
2
2
2
-
payroll
15
12
52
-
other
24
19
77
-
health
19
15
45
-
accident
7
5
15
-
unemployment
15
12
36
-
chamber of commerce
2
2
7
-
total
148
118
383
-
Corporate
1 446
1 578
1 680
-
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.

361
394
420
-
total
361
394
420
-
Dividends
1 084
1 183
-
-
withholding
298
325
-
-
total
298
325
-
-
Income
2 100
2 100
2 100
2 100
Total tax
957
940
1 549
1 021
After tax
1 143
1 160
551
1 079
Living cost
357
357
357
357
Free-cash
786
803
194
722

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
€542
€652
€354
€792
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
-
-
-
2 100
national
-
-
-
824
communal

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

-
-
-
111
social contributions
-
-
-
253
total
-
-
-
1 188
Employee

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

725
-
1 626
-
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
-
14
-
national
223
-
607
-
communal

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

38
-
85
-
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
-
122
-
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
-
76
-
total
355
-
904
-
Employer

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

725
-
1 626
-
surtax
82
-
184
-
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
-
144
-
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
-
100
-
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
-
21
-
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
-
24
-
total
211
-
473
-
Corporate
1 164
2 100
-
-
income
233
436
-
-
surtax
5
9
-
-
total
238
445
-
-
Dividends
927
1 655
-
-
withholding

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

274
493
-
-
total
274
493
-
-
Income
2 100
2 100
2 100
2 100
Total tax
1 078
938
1 377
1 188
After tax
1 022
1 162
723
912
Living cost
370
370
370
370
Free-cash
652
792
354
542

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
€1517
€1560
€1603
€1621
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
-
-
-
2 100
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
-
-
-
315
total
-
-
-
409
Employee
231
-
2 031
-
accident

We are using the highest rate at 1.1%.

3
-
4
-
income
23
-
203
-
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
-
254
-
Employer
231
-
2 031
-
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
1 824
2 100
-
-
income
182
210
-
-
total
182
210
-
-
Dividends
1 642
1 890
-
-
withholding
82
95
-
-
total
82
95
-
-
Income
2 100
2 100
2 100
2 100
Total tax
366
305
323
409
After tax
1 734
1 795
1 777
1 691
Living cost
174
174
174
174
Free-cash
1 560
1 621
1 603
1 517

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
€1558
€1616
€1644
€1662
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
-
-
-
2 100
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
-
-
-
315
total
-
-
-
409
Employee
176
-
2 031
-
accident

We are using the highest rate at 1.1%.

2
-
4
-
income
18
-
203
-
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
-
254
-
Employer
176
-
2 031
-
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
1 890
2 100
-
-
income
189
210
-
-
total
189
210
-
-
Dividends
1 701
1 890
-
-
withholding
85
95
-
-
total
85
95
-
-
Income
2 100
2 100
2 100
2 100
Total tax
351
305
323
409
After tax
1 749
1 795
1 777
1 691
Living cost
133
133
133
133
Free-cash
1 616
1 662
1 644
1 558

Estimated living cost  is €133 per week

€78
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
€1184
€1241
€1167
€1296
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
-
-
-
2 100
health
-
-
-
54
social contributions
-
-
-
164
income
-
-
-
463
total
-
-
-
681
Employee
779
779
1 976
-
income
85
72
453
-
social contributions
29
65
87
-
health
6
13
34
-
total
120
150
574
-
Employer
779
779
1 976
-
social contributions
29
65
87
-
health
7
14
37
-
total
36
79
124
-
Corporate
1 709
1 242
-
-
income
214
155
-
-
total
214
155
-
-
Dividends
1 495
1 086
-
-
withholding
254
185
-
-
total
254
185
-
-
Income
2 100
2 100
2 100
2 100
Total tax
624
569
698
681
After tax
1 476
1 531
1 402
1 419
Living cost
235
235
235
235
Free-cash
1 241
1 296
1 167
1 184

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
€1090
€1159
€1073
€1202
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
-
-
-
2 100
health
-
-
-
54
social contributions
-
-
-
164
income
-
-
-
463
total
-
-
-
681
Employee
779
779
1 976
-
income
82
72
453
-
social contributions
38
65
87
-
health
8
13
34
-
total
128
150
574
-
Employer
779
779
1 976
-
social contributions
38
65
87
-
health
8
14
37
-
total
46
79
124
-
Corporate
1 598
1 242
-
-
income
200
155
-
-
total
200
155
-
-
Dividends
1 398
1 086
-
-
withholding
238
185
-
-
total
238
185
-
-
Income
2 100
2 100
2 100
2 100
Total tax
612
569
698
681
After tax
1 488
1 531
1 402
1 419
Living cost
329
329
329
329
Free-cash
1 159
1 202
1 073
1 090

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
€999
€1128
€909
€1211
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
-
-
-
2 100
health
-
-
-
284
social contributions
-
-
-
338
income
-
-
-
222
solidarity contribution
-
-
-
22
total
-
-
-
866
Employee
346
-
1 661
-
income
41
-
204
-
social contributions
22
-
75
-
health
47
-
224
-
solidarity contribution
-
-
14
-
total
110
-
517
-
Employer
346
-
1 661
-
social contributions
86
-
290
-
health
31
-
149
-
total
117
-
439
-
Corporate
1 637
2 100
-
-
income
311
399
-
-
total
311
399
-
-
Dividends
1 326
1 701
-
-
withholding
199
255
-
-
total
199
255
-
-
Income
2 100
2 100
2 100
2 100
Total tax
737
654
956
866
After tax
1 363
1 446
1 144
1 234
Living cost
235
235
235
235
Free-cash
1 128
1 211
909
999

Estimated living cost  is €235 per week

€163
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
€944
€1051
€854
€1156
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
-
-
-
2 100
health
-
-
-
284
social contributions
-
-
-
338
income
-
-
-
222
solidarity contribution
-
-
-
22
total
-
-
-
866
Employee
426
-
1 661
-
income
51
-
204
-
social contributions
28
-
75
-
health
58
-
224
-
solidarity contribution
-
-
14
-
total
137
-
517
-
Employer
426
-
1 661
-
social contributions
107
-
290
-
health
38
-
149
-
total
145
-
439
-
Corporate
1 529
2 100
-
-
income
291
399
-
-
total
291
399
-
-
Dividends
1 239
1 701
-
-
withholding
186
255
-
-
total
186
255
-
-
Income
2 100
2 100
2 100
2 100
Total tax
759
654
956
866
After tax
1 341
1 446
1 144
1 234
Living cost
290
290
290
290
Free-cash
1 051
1 156
854
944

Estimated living cost  is €290 per week

€215
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
€731
-€114
-€114
-€114
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
-
-
-
2 100
national
-
-
-
257
pensions
-
-
-
9
municipal
-
-
-
447
labour market
-
-
-
167
total
-
-
-
880
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
2 100
2 100
2 100
2 100
Total tax
1 725
1 725
1 725
880
After tax
375
375
375
1 220
Living cost
489
489
489
489
Free-cash
-114
-114
-114
731

Estimated living cost  is €489 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
€881
€1372
€965
€1435
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
-
-
-
2 100
health
-
-
-
273
pensions
-
-
-
420
income
-
-
-
281
total
-
-
-
974
Employee
287
-
1 570
-
unemployment
5
-
25
-
income
32
-
303
-
pensions
6
-
31
-
total
43
-
359
-
Employer
287
-
1 570
-
pensions
58
-
314
-
health
37
-
204
-
unemployment
2
-
13
-
total
97
-
531
-
Corporate
1 715
2 100
-
-
income
343
420
-
-
total
343
420
-
-
Dividends
1 372
1 680
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Income
2 100
2 100
2 100
2 100
Total tax
483
420
890
974
After tax
1 617
1 680
1 210
1 126
Living cost
245
245
245
245
Free-cash
1 372
1 435
965
881

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
€920
€940
€679
€907
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

-
-
-
2 100
national
-
-
-
390
health
-
-
-
28
municipal
-
-
-
373
total
-
-
-
791
Employee
533
-
1 767
-
unemployment
8
-
26
-
municipal
87
-
288
-
national
9
-
242
-
pensions
36
-
119
-
health
4
-
23
-
total
144
-
698
-
Employer
533
-
1 767
-
pensions
92
-
307
-
health
4
-
14
-
accident
1
-
2
-
unemployment
3
-
11
-
total
100
-
334
-
Corporate
1 466
2 100
-
-
income
293
420
-
-
total
293
420
-
-
Dividends

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

880
1 260
-
-
municipal
158
227
-
-
national
76
157
-
-
total
234
384
-
-
Income
2 100
2 100
2 100
2 100
Total tax
771
804
1 032
791
After tax
1 329
1 296
1 068
1 309
Living cost
389
389
389
389
Free-cash
940
907
679
920

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
€853
€802
€802
€746
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
-
-
-
2 100
surtax
-
-
-
-
health
-
-
-
99
pensions
-
-
-
344
social contributions
-
-
-
60
income
-
-
-
367
other
-
-
-
65
total
-
-
-
935
Employee
387
-
1 610
-
income
20
-
331
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
social contributions
11
-
46
-
pensions
44
-
118
-
total
75
-
495
-
Employer
387
-
1 610
-
pensions
64
-
198
-
social contributions
1
-
5
-
other
13
-
66
-
health
27
-
157
-
unemployment
16
-
65
-
total
121
-
491
-
Corporate
1 592
2 100
-
-
income
446
588
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
446
588
-
-
Dividends
1 146
1 512
-
-
withholding
147
194
-
-
social contributions
197
260
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
344
454
-
-
Income
2 100
2 100
2 100
2 100
Total tax
986
1 042
986
935
After tax
1 114
1 058
1 114
1 165
Living cost
312
312
312
312
Free-cash
802
746
802
853

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
€818
€771
€767
€711
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
-
-
-
2 100
surtax
-
-
-
-
health
-
-
-
99
pensions
-
-
-
344
social contributions
-
-
-
60
income
-
-
-
367
other
-
-
-
65
total
-
-
-
935
Employee
434
-
1 610
-
income
26
-
331
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
social contributions
12
-
46
-
pensions
49
-
118
-
total
87
-
495
-
Employer
434
-
1 610
-
pensions
71
-
198
-
social contributions
1
-
5
-
other
15
-
66
-
health
30
-
157
-
unemployment
18
-
65
-
total
135
-
491
-
Corporate
1 531
2 100
-
-
income
429
588
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
429
588
-
-
Dividends
1 102
1 512
-
-
withholding
141
194
-
-
social contributions
190
260
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
331
454
-
-
Income
2 100
2 100
2 100
2 100
Total tax
982
1 042
986
935
After tax
1 118
1 058
1 114
1 165
Living cost
347
347
347
347
Free-cash
771
711
767
818

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
€676
€639
€625
€569
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
-
-
-
2 100
surtax
-
-
-
-
health
-
-
-
99
pensions
-
-
-
344
social contributions
-
-
-
60
income
-
-
-
367
other
-
-
-
65
total
-
-
-
935
Employee
635
-
1 610
-
income
55
-
331
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
social contributions
18
-
46
-
pensions
72
-
118
-
total
145
-
495
-
Employer
635
-
1 610
-
pensions
104
-
198
-
social contributions
2
-
5
-
other
22
-
66
-
health
44
-
157
-
unemployment
26
-
65
-
total
198
-
491
-
Corporate
1 267
2 100
-
-
income
355
588
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
355
588
-
-
Dividends
912
1 512
-
-
withholding
117
194
-
-
social contributions
157
260
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
274
454
-
-
Income
2 100
2 100
2 100
2 100
Total tax
972
1 042
986
935
After tax
1 128
1 058
1 114
1 165
Living cost
489
489
489
489
Free-cash
639
569
625
676

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
€2014
€1918
€1615
€1930
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%.

-
-
-
2 100
microenterprise

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

-
-
-
21
total
-
-
-
21
Employee
81
-
2 100
-
income
16
-
420
-
total
16
-
420
-
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%.

2 019
2 100
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Dividends
2 019
2 100
-
-
withholding
101
105
-
-
total
101
105
-
-
Income
2 100
2 100
2 100
2 100
Total tax
117
105
420
21
After tax
1 983
1 995
1 680
2 079
Living cost
65
65
65
65
Free-cash
1 918
1 930
1 615
2 014

Estimated living cost  is €65 per week

€40
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.
€17
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
€1978
€1875
€1579
€1894
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%.

-
-
-
2 100
microenterprise

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

-
-
-
21
total
-
-
-
21
Employee
126
-
2 100
-
income
25
-
420
-
total
25
-
420
-
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%.

1 974
2 100
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Dividends
1 974
2 100
-
-
withholding
99
105
-
-
total
99
105
-
-
Income
2 100
2 100
2 100
2 100
Total tax
124
105
420
21
After tax
1 976
1 995
1 680
2 079
Living cost
101
101
101
101
Free-cash
1 875
1 894
1 579
1 978

Estimated living cost  is €101 per week

€68
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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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
€684
€823
€918
€689
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.

-
-
-
2 100
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.

-
-
-
38
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.

-
-
-
684
trade
-
-
-
234
total
-
-
-
1 025
Employee

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

504
-
2 100
-
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
-
684
-
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
-
38
-
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
-
791
-
Employer
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
1 596
2 100
-
-
trade
229
301
-
-
income
239
315
-
-
chamber of commerce
4
5
-
-
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.

13
17
-
-
total
485
638
-
-
Dividends
1 110
1 462
-
-
withholding
274
362
-
-
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.

15
20
-
-
total
289
382
-
-
Income
2 100
2 100
2 100
2 100
Total tax
886
1 020
791
1 025
After tax
1 214
1 080
1 309
1 075
Living cost
391
391
391
391
Free-cash
823
689
918
684

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
€745
€863
€1002
€752
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.

-
-
-
2 100
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.

-
-
-
38
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.

-
-
-
684
trade
-
-
-
257
total
-
-
-
1 048
Employee

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

388
-
2 100
-
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
-
684
-
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
-
38
-
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
-
791
-
Employer
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
1 712
2 100
-
-
trade
270
331
-
-
income
257
315
-
-
chamber of commerce
4
5
-
-
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.

14
17
-
-
total
545
668
-
-
Dividends
1 168
1 432
-
-
withholding
288
354
-
-
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.

16
19
-
-
total
304
373
-
-
Income
2 100
2 100
2 100
2 100
Total tax
930
1 041
791
1 048
After tax
1 170
1 059
1 309
1 052
Living cost
307
307
307
307
Free-cash
863
752
1 002
745

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
€643
€793
€911
€650
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.

-
-
-
2 100
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.

-
-
-
38
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.

-
-
-
684
trade
-
-
-
268
total
-
-
-
1 059
Employee

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

514
-
2 100
-
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
-
684
-
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
-
38
-
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
-
791
-
Employer
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
1 586
2 100
-
-
trade
261
345
-
-
income
238
315
-
-
chamber of commerce
4
5
-
-
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.

13
17
-
-
total
516
682
-
-
Dividends
1 070
1 418
-
-
withholding
264
351
-
-
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.

14
19
-
-
total
278
370
-
-
Income
2 100
2 100
2 100
2 100
Total tax
909
1 052
791
1 059
After tax
1 191
1 048
1 309
1 041
Living cost
398
398
398
398
Free-cash
793
650
911
643

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
€566
€737
€845
€574
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.

-
-
-
2 100
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.

-
-
-
38
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.

-
-
-
684
trade
-
-
-
279
total
-
-
-
1 070
Employee

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

609
-
2 100
-
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
-
684
-
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
-
38
-
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
-
791
-
Employer
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
1 491
2 100
-
-
trade
256
360
-
-
income
224
315
-
-
chamber of commerce
4
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.

12
17
-
-
total
496
696
-
-
Dividends
996
1 403
-
-
withholding
245
347
-
-
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.

13
19
-
-
total
258
366
-
-
Income
2 100
2 100
2 100
2 100
Total tax
899
1 062
791
1 070
After tax
1 201
1 038
1 309
1 030
Living cost
464
464
464
464
Free-cash
737
574
845
566

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
€762
€1059
€700
€1093
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
-
-
-
2 100
surtax
-
-
-
105
unemployment
-
-
-
2
health
-
-
-
96
pensions
-
-
-
270
income
-
-
-
637
other
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
1 110
Employee
341
-
1 815
-
unemployment
24
-
94
-
other
-
-
-
-
income
57
-
576
-
surtax
1
-
93
-
pensions
23
-
90
-
health
9
-
34
-
total
114
-
887
-
Employer
341
-
1 815
-
pensions
46
-
180
-
other
-
-
-
-
health
16
-
62
-
unemployment
11
-
43
-
total
73
-
285
-
Corporate
1 687
2 100
-
-
income
439
546
-
-
total
439
546
-
-
Dividends
1 248
1 554
-
-
withholding
187
233
-
-
total
187
233
-
-
Income
2 100
2 100
2 100
2 100
Total tax
813
779
1 172
1 110
After tax
1 287
1 321
928
990
Living cost
228
228
228
228
Free-cash
1 059
1 093
700
762

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
€766
€1065
€704
€1097
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
-
-
-
2 100
surtax
-
-
-
105
unemployment
-
-
-
2
health
-
-
-
96
pensions
-
-
-
270
income
-
-
-
637
other
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
1 110
Employee
335
-
1 815
-
unemployment
23
-
94
-
other
-
-
-
-
income
56
-
576
-
surtax
1
-
93
-
pensions
22
-
90
-
health
9
-
34
-
total
111
-
887
-
Employer
335
-
1 815
-
pensions
45
-
180
-
other
-
-
-
-
health
15
-
62
-
unemployment
11
-
43
-
total
71
-
285
-
Corporate
1 694
2 100
-
-
income
441
546
-
-
total
441
546
-
-
Dividends
1 254
1 554
-
-
withholding
188
233
-
-
total
188
233
-
-
Income
2 100
2 100
2 100
2 100
Total tax
811
779
1 172
1 110
After tax
1 289
1 321
928
990
Living cost
224
224
224
224
Free-cash
1 065
1 097
704
766

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
€1252
€981
€1015
€976
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
-
-
-
2 100
unemployment
-
-
-
32
health
-
-
-
147
pensions
-
-
-
210
income
-
-
-
257
total
-
-
-
646
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.

291
116
1 757
-
unemployment
4
2
26
-
income
36
14
215
-
pensions
29
12
176
-
health
20
8
123
-
total
89
36
540
-
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.

291
116
1 757
-
pensions
57
23
343
-
total
57
23
343
-
Corporate
1 752
1 962
-
-
income
158
177
-
-
total
158
177
-
-
Dividends
1 595
1 785
-
-
withholding
303
339
-
-
social contributions
310
347
-
-
total
613
686
-
-
Income
2 100
2 100
2 100
2 100
Total tax
917
922
883
646
After tax
1 183
1 178
1 217
1 454
Living cost
202
202
202
202
Free-cash
981
976
1 015
1 252

Estimated living cost  is €202 per week

€138
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.
€44
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
€711
€813
€722
€820
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
-
-
-
2 100
national
-
-
-
391
pensions
-
-
-
252
social contributions
-
-
-
23
municipal
-
-
-
233
total
-
-
-
899
Employee
759
-
1 815
-
municipal
94
-
241
-
national
145
-
409
-
pensions
30
-
73
-
total
269
-
723
-
Employer
759
-
1 815
-
pensions
61
-
145
-
social contributions
8
-
20
-
total
69
-
165
-
Corporate
1 222
2 100
-
-
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%.

244
420
-
-
total
244
420
-
-
Dividends
978
1 680
-
-
withholding
215
370
-
-
total
215
370
-
-
Income
2 100
2 100
2 100
2 100
Total tax
797
790
888
899
After tax
1 303
1 310
1 212
1 201
Living cost
490
490
490
490
Free-cash
813
820
722
711

Estimated living cost  is €490 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
€493
€915
€493
€893
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
-
-
-
2 100
social contributions
-
-
-
358
income
-
-
-
672
total
-
-
-
1 030
Employee
793
-
2 100
-
social contributions
66
-
358
-
income
150
-
672
-
total
216
-
1 030
-
Employer
793
-
2 100
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
1 307
2 100
-
-
income
163
262
-
-
total
163
262
-
-
Dividends
1 144
1 838
-
-
withholding
229
368
-
-
total
229
368
-
-
Income
2 100
2 100
2 100
2 100
Total tax
608
630
1 030
1 030
After tax
1 492
1 470
1 070
1 070
Living cost
577
577
577
577
Free-cash
915
893
493
493

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
€572
€639
€487
€692
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
-
-
-
2 100
national
-
-
-
554
regional
-
-
-
26
social contributions
-
-
-
507
municipal
-
-
-
13
total
-
-
-
1 100
Employee
901
-
2 100
-
municipal
5
-
11
-
national
156
-
486
-
social contributions
304
-
665
-
regional
8
-
23
-
total
473
-
1 185
-
Employer
901
-
2 100
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
1 199
2 100
-
-
nationa
288
504
-
-
municipal
47
82
-
-
total
335
586
-
-
Dividends
865
1 514
-
-
withholding
225
394
-
-
total
225
394
-
-
Income
2 100
2 100
2 100
2 100
Total tax
1 033
980
1 185
1 100
After tax
1 067
1 120
915
1 000
Living cost
428
428
428
428
Free-cash
639
692
487
572

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
€721
€808
€636
€831
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
-
-
-
2 100
national
-
-
-
554
regional
-
-
-
32
social contributions
-
-
-
507
municipal
-
-
-
13
total
-
-
-
1 106
Employee
562
-
2 100
-
municipal
3
-
11
-
national
89
-
486
-
social contributions
190
-
665
-
regional
8
-
29
-
total
290
-
1 191
-
Employer
562
-
2 100
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
1 538
2 100
-
-
nationa
369
504
-
-
municipal
76
104
-
-
total
445
608
-
-
Dividends
1 092
1 492
-
-
withholding
284
388
-
-
total
284
388
-
-
Income
2 100
2 100
2 100
2 100
Total tax
1 019
996
1 191
1 106
After tax
1 081
1 104
909
994
Living cost
273
273
273
273
Free-cash
808
831
636
721

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