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
€ 350
per

Your estimated
City
free-cash

Andorra , Andorra
-€32
-€26
-€22
€10
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
-
-
-
350
social contributions
-
-
-
77
income
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
77
Employee
326
-
303
-
social contributions
21
-
20
-
income
-
-
-
-
total
21
-
20
-
Employer
326
-
303
-
social contributions
50
-
47
-
total
50
-
47
-
Corporate
-
350
-
-
income
-
35
-
-
total
-
35
-
-
Dividends
-
315
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Income
350
350
350
350
Total tax
71
35
67
77
After tax
279
315
283
273
Living cost
305
305
305
305
Free-cash
-26
10
-22
-32

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
-€128
-€229
-€200
-€202
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
-
-
-
350
surtax
-
-
-
-
unemployment
-
-
-
62
health
-
-
-
27
chamber of commerce
-
-
-
1
pensions
-
-
-
65
income
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
155
Employee
443
404
404
-
unemployment
13
12
8
-
other
4
4
3
-
income
39
30
37
-
pensions
45
41
27
-
health
17
16
10
-
total
118
103
85
-
Employer
443
404
404
-
pensions
56
51
33
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
payroll
13
12
12
-
other
21
19
18
-
health
17
15
10
-
accident
6
5
3
-
unemployment
13
12
8
-
chamber of commerce
2
2
2
-
total
128
116
86
-
Corporate
38
38
225
-
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.

10
10
56
-
total
10
10
56
-
Dividends
-
-
-
-
withholding
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Income
350
350
350
350
Total tax
256
229
227
155
After tax
94
121
123
195
Living cost
323
323
323
323
Free-cash
-229
-202
-200
-128

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
-€164
-€315
-€236
-€238
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
-
-
-
350
surtax
-
-
-
2
unemployment
-
-
-
62
health
-
-
-
27
chamber of commerce
-
-
-
1
pensions
-
-
-
65
income
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
157
Employee
506
404
404
-
unemployment
15
12
8
-
other
5
4
3
-
income
58
30
37
-
pensions
52
41
27
-
health
20
16
10
-
total
150
103
85
-
Employer
506
404
404
-
pensions
64
51
33
-
surtax
2
2
2
-
payroll
15
12
12
-
other
24
19
18
-
health
19
15
10
-
accident
7
5
3
-
unemployment
15
12
8
-
chamber of commerce
2
2
2
-
total
148
118
88
-
Corporate
38
38
224
-
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.

10
10
56
-
total
10
10
56
-
Dividends
-
-
-
-
withholding
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Income
350
350
350
350
Total tax
308
231
229
157
After tax
42
119
121
193
Living cost
357
357
357
357
Free-cash
-315
-238
-236
-164

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
-€152
-€586
-€208
-€170
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
-
-
-
350
national
-
-
-
94
communal

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

-
-
-
20
social contributions
-
-
-
19
total
-
-
-
133
Employee

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

725
-
271
-
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
-
2
-
national
223
-
59
-
communal

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

38
-
14
-
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
-
20
-
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
-
13
-
total
355
-
108
-
Employer

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

725
-
271
-
surtax
82
-
31
-
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
-
24
-
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
-
17
-
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
-
4
-
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
-
4
-
total
211
-
80
-
Corporate
-
350
-
-
income
-
70
-
-
surtax
-
1
-
-
total
-
71
-
-
Dividends
-
279
-
-
withholding

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

-
80
-
-
total
-
80
-
-
Income
350
350
350
350
Total tax
566
151
188
133
After tax
-216
199
162
217
Living cost
370
370
370
370
Free-cash
-586
-170
-208
-152

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
€30
€63
€47
€124
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
-
-
-
350
unemployment
-
-
-
1
health
-
-
-
40
pensions

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

-
-
-
52
income
-
-
-
52
total
-
-
-
145
Employee
231
-
293
-
accident

We are using the highest rate at 1.1%.

3
-
3
-
income
23
-
29
-
pensions

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

20
-
26
-
health
11
-
13
-
total
57
-
71
-
Employer
231
-
293
-
pensions

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

25
-
32
-
health
16
-
20
-
accident

We are using the highest rate at 1.1%.

3
-
3
-
unemployment
1
-
2
-
total
45
-
57
-
Corporate
74
350
-
-
income
7
35
-
-
total
7
35
-
-
Dividends
66
315
-
-
withholding
3
16
-
-
total
3
16
-
-
Income
350
350
350
350
Total tax
112
51
128
145
After tax
238
299
222
205
Living cost
175
175
175
175
Free-cash
63
124
47
30

Estimated living cost  is €175 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
€72
€120
€89
€166
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
-
-
-
350
unemployment
-
-
-
1
health
-
-
-
40
pensions

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

-
-
-
52
income
-
-
-
52
total
-
-
-
145
Employee
176
-
293
-
accident

We are using the highest rate at 1.1%.

2
-
3
-
income
18
-
29
-
pensions

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

15
-
26
-
health
8
-
13
-
total
43
-
71
-
Employer
176
-
293
-
pensions

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

19
-
32
-
health
12
-
20
-
accident

We are using the highest rate at 1.1%.

2
-
3
-
unemployment
1
-
2
-
total
34
-
57
-
Corporate
139
350
-
-
income
14
35
-
-
total
14
35
-
-
Dividends
125
315
-
-
withholding
6
16
-
-
total
6
16
-
-
Income
350
350
350
350
Total tax
97
51
128
145
After tax
253
299
222
205
Living cost
133
133
133
133
Free-cash
120
166
89
72

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
€45
-€41
-€34
-€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
-
-
-
385
health
-
-
-
10
social contributions
-
-
-
60
income
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
70
Employee
779
779
779
-
income
85
72
86
-
social contributions
29
65
26
-
health
6
13
5
-
total
120
150
117
-
Employer
779
779
779
-
social contributions
29
65
26
-
health
7
14
6
-
total
36
79
32
-
Corporate
-
-
-
-
income
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Dividends
-
-
-
-
withholding
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Income
350
350
350
350
Total tax
156
229
149
70
After tax
194
121
201
280
Living cost
235
235
235
235
Free-cash
-41
-114
-34
45

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
-€49
-€153
-€128
-€208
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
-
-
-
385
health
-
-
-
10
social contributions
-
-
-
60
income
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
70
Employee
779
779
779
-
income
82
72
86
-
social contributions
38
65
26
-
health
8
13
5
-
total
128
150
117
-
Employer
779
779
779
-
social contributions
38
65
26
-
health
8
14
6
-
total
46
79
32
-
Corporate
-
-
-
-
income
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Dividends
-
-
-
-
withholding
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Income
350
350
350
350
Total tax
174
229
149
70
After tax
176
121
201
280
Living cost
329
329
329
329
Free-cash
-153
-208
-128
-49

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
-€63
-€110
-€56
€6
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
-
-
-
350
health
-
-
-
47
social contributions
-
-
-
102
income
-
-
-
30
solidarity contribution
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
179
Employee
344
-
261
-
income
41
-
31
-
social contributions
22
-
17
-
health
46
-
35
-
solidarity contribution
-
-
-
-
total
109
-
83
-
Employer
344
-
261
-
social contributions
86
-
65
-
health
31
-
24
-
total
117
-
89
-
Corporate
-
350
-
-
income
-
67
-
-
total
-
67
-
-
Dividends
-
283
-
-
withholding
-
43
-
-
total
-
43
-
-
Income
350
350
350
350
Total tax
226
110
172
179
After tax
124
240
178
171
Living cost
234
234
234
234
Free-cash
-110
6
-56
-63

Estimated living cost  is €234 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
-€117
-€218
-€110
-€48
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
-
-
-
350
health
-
-
-
47
social contributions
-
-
-
102
income
-
-
-
30
solidarity contribution
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
179
Employee
424
-
261
-
income
51
-
31
-
social contributions
28
-
17
-
health
57
-
35
-
solidarity contribution
-
-
-
-
total
136
-
83
-
Employer
424
-
261
-
social contributions
106
-
65
-
health
38
-
24
-
total
144
-
89
-
Corporate
-
350
-
-
income
-
67
-
-
total
-
67
-
-
Dividends
-
283
-
-
withholding
-
43
-
-
total
-
43
-
-
Income
350
350
350
350
Total tax
280
110
172
179
After tax
70
240
178
171
Living cost
288
288
288
288
Free-cash
-218
-48
-110
-117

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
-€247
-€1863
-€1863
-€1863
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
-
-
-
350
national
-
-
-
27
pensions
-
-
-
9
municipal
-
-
-
45
labour market
-
-
-
27
total
-
-
-
108
Employee
2 065
2 065
2 065
-
municipal
440
440
440
-
national
252
252
252
-
pensions
3
3
3
-
labour market
165
165
165
-
total
860
860
860
-
Employer
2 065
2 065
2 065
-
pensions
6
6
6
-
labour market
165
165
165
-
municipal
440
440
440
-
national
253
253
253
-
total
864
864
864
-
Corporate
-
-
-
-
income
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Dividends
-
-
-
-
withholding
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Income
350
350
350
350
Total tax
1 724
1 724
1 724
108
After tax
-1 374
-1 374
-1 374
242
Living cost
489
489
489
489
Free-cash
-1 863
-1 863
-1 863
-247

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
-€35
-€35
-€19
€35
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
-
-
-
350
health
-
-
-
46
pensions
-
-
-
70
income
-
-
-
24
total
-
-
-
140
Employee
287
-
262
-
unemployment
5
-
4
-
income
32
-
27
-
pensions
6
-
5
-
total
43
-
36
-
Employer
287
-
262
-
pensions
58
-
52
-
health
37
-
34
-
unemployment
2
-
2
-
total
97
-
88
-
Corporate
-
350
-
-
income
-
70
-
-
total
-
70
-
-
Dividends
-
280
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Income
350
350
350
350
Total tax
140
70
124
140
After tax
210
280
226
210
Living cost
245
245
245
245
Free-cash
-35
35
-19
-35

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
-€104
-€283
-€167
-€147
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

-
-
-
350
national
-
-
-
1
health
-
-
-
1
municipal
-
-
-
63
total
-
-
-
65
Employee
533
-
294
-
unemployment
8
-
4
-
municipal
87
-
49
-
national
9
-
-
-
pensions
36
-
20
-
health
4
-
-
-
total
144
-
73
-
Employer
533
-
294
-
pensions
92
-
51
-
health
4
-
2
-
accident
1
-
-
-
unemployment
3
-
2
-
total
100
-
55
-
Corporate
-
350
-
-
income
-
70
-
-
total
-
70
-
-
Dividends

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

-
210
-
-
municipal
-
38
-
-
national
-
-
-
-
total
-
38
-
-
Income
350
350
350
350
Total tax
244
108
128
65
After tax
106
242
222
285
Living cost
389
389
389
389
Free-cash
-283
-147
-167
-104

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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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
-€97
-€158
-€89
-€135
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
-
-
-
350
surtax
-
-
-
-
health
-
-
-
3
pensions
-
-
-
107
social contributions
-
-
-
10
income
-
-
-
4
other
-
-
-
11
total
-
-
-
135
Employee
387
-
267
-
income
20
-
5
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
social contributions
11
-
8
-
pensions
44
-
30
-
total
75
-
43
-
Employer
387
-
267
-
pensions
64
-
44
-
social contributions
1
-
1
-
other
13
-
9
-
health
27
-
19
-
unemployment
16
-
11
-
total
121
-
84
-
Corporate
-
350
-
-
income
-
98
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
98
-
-
Dividends
-
252
-
-
withholding
-
32
-
-
social contributions
-
43
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
75
-
-
Income
350
350
350
350
Total tax
196
173
127
135
After tax
154
177
223
215
Living cost
312
312
312
312
Free-cash
-158
-135
-89
-97

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
-€132
-€219
-€124
-€170
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
-
-
-
350
surtax
-
-
-
-
health
-
-
-
3
pensions
-
-
-
107
social contributions
-
-
-
10
income
-
-
-
4
other
-
-
-
11
total
-
-
-
135
Employee
434
-
267
-
income
26
-
5
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
social contributions
12
-
8
-
pensions
49
-
30
-
total
87
-
43
-
Employer
434
-
267
-
pensions
71
-
44
-
social contributions
1
-
1
-
other
15
-
9
-
health
30
-
19
-
unemployment
18
-
11
-
total
135
-
84
-
Corporate
-
350
-
-
income
-
98
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
98
-
-
Dividends
-
252
-
-
withholding
-
32
-
-
social contributions
-
43
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
75
-
-
Income
350
350
350
350
Total tax
222
173
127
135
After tax
128
177
223
215
Living cost
347
347
347
347
Free-cash
-219
-170
-124
-132

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
-€274
-€482
-€266
-€312
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
-
-
-
350
surtax
-
-
-
-
health
-
-
-
3
pensions
-
-
-
107
social contributions
-
-
-
10
income
-
-
-
4
other
-
-
-
11
total
-
-
-
135
Employee
635
-
267
-
income
55
-
5
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
social contributions
18
-
8
-
pensions
72
-
30
-
total
145
-
43
-
Employer
635
-
267
-
pensions
104
-
44
-
social contributions
2
-
1
-
other
22
-
9
-
health
44
-
19
-
unemployment
26
-
11
-
total
198
-
84
-
Corporate
-
350
-
-
income
-
98
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
98
-
-
Dividends
-
252
-
-
withholding
-
32
-
-
social contributions
-
43
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
75
-
-
Income
350
350
350
350
Total tax
343
173
127
135
After tax
7
177
223
215
Living cost
489
489
489
489
Free-cash
-482
-312
-266
-274

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
€281
€255
€214
€266
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%.

-
-
-
350
microenterprise

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

-
-
-
3
total
-
-
-
3
Employee
82
-
350
-
income
16
-
70
-
total
16
-
70
-
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%.

268
350
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Dividends
268
350
-
-
withholding
13
18
-
-
total
13
18
-
-
Income
350
350
350
350
Total tax
29
18
70
3
After tax
321
332
280
347
Living cost
66
66
66
66
Free-cash
255
266
214
281

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
€245
€211
€178
€230
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%.

-
-
-
350
microenterprise

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

-
-
-
3
total
-
-
-
3
Employee
128
-
350
-
income
26
-
70
-
total
26
-
70
-
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%.

222
350
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Dividends
222
350
-
-
withholding
11
18
-
-
total
11
18
-
-
Income
350
350
350
350
Total tax
37
18
70
3
After tax
313
332
280
347
Living cost
102
102
102
102
Free-cash
211
230
178
245

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
-€112
-€153
-€112
-€208
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.

-
-
-
350
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.

-
-
-
-
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.

-
-
-
2
trade
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
71
Employee

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

504
-
350
-
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
-
2
-
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
-
-
-
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
-
71
-
Employer
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
-
350
-
-
trade
-
50
-
-
income
-
52
-
-
chamber of commerce
-
2
-
-
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.

-
3
-
-
total
-
107
-
-
Dividends
-
242
-
-
withholding
-
57
-
-
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.

-
3
-
-
total
-
60
-
-
Income
350
350
350
350
Total tax
112
167
71
71
After tax
238
183
279
279
Living cost
391
391
391
391
Free-cash
-153
-208
-112
-112

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
-€28
-€38
-€28
-€128
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.

-
-
-
350
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.

-
-
-
-
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.

-
-
-
2
trade
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
71
Employee

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

388
-
350
-
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
-
2
-
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
-
-
-
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
-
71
-
Employer
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
-
350
-
-
trade
-
55
-
-
income
-
52
-
-
chamber of commerce
-
2
-
-
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.

-
3
-
-
total
-
112
-
-
Dividends
-
237
-
-
withholding
-
56
-
-
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.

-
3
-
-
total
-
59
-
-
Income
350
350
350
350
Total tax
81
171
71
71
After tax
269
179
279
279
Living cost
307
307
307
307
Free-cash
-38
-128
-28
-28

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
-€119
-€163
-€119
-€221
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.

-
-
-
350
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.

-
-
-
-
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.

-
-
-
2
trade
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
71
Employee

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

514
-
350
-
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
-
2
-
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
-
-
-
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
-
71
-
Employer
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
-
350
-
-
trade
-
58
-
-
income
-
52
-
-
chamber of commerce
-
2
-
-
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.

-
3
-
-
total
-
115
-
-
Dividends
-
235
-
-
withholding
-
55
-
-
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.

-
3
-
-
total
-
58
-
-
Income
350
350
350
350
Total tax
115
173
71
71
After tax
235
177
279
279
Living cost
398
398
398
398
Free-cash
-163
-221
-119
-119

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
-€185
-€259
-€185
-€288
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.

-
-
-
350
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.

-
-
-
-
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.

-
-
-
2
trade
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
71
Employee

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

609
-
350
-
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
-
2
-
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
-
-
-
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
-
71
-
Employer
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
-
350
-
-
trade
-
60
-
-
income
-
52
-
-
chamber of commerce
-
2
-
-
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.

-
3
-
-
total
-
117
-
-
Dividends
-
233
-
-
withholding
-
54
-
-
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.

-
3
-
-
total
-
57
-
-
Income
350
350
350
350
Total tax
145
174
71
71
After tax
205
176
279
279
Living cost
464
464
464
464
Free-cash
-259
-288
-185
-185

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
-€26
-€65
-€33
-€8
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
-
-
-
350
surtax
-
-
-
-
unemployment
-
-
-
2
health
-
-
-
25
pensions
-
-
-
70
income
-
-
-
51
other
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
148
Employee
341
-
289
-
unemployment
24
-
20
-
other
-
-
-
-
income
57
-
48
-
surtax
1
-
-
-
pensions
23
-
19
-
health
9
-
7
-
total
114
-
94
-
Employer
341
-
289
-
pensions
46
-
39
-
other
-
-
-
-
health
16
-
13
-
unemployment
11
-
9
-
total
73
-
61
-
Corporate
-
350
-
-
income
-
91
-
-
total
-
91
-
-
Dividends
-
259
-
-
withholding
-
39
-
-
total
-
39
-
-
Income
350
350
350
350
Total tax
187
130
155
148
After tax
163
220
195
202
Living cost
228
228
228
228
Free-cash
-65
-8
-33
-26

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
-€22
-€56
-€29
-€4
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
-
-
-
350
surtax
-
-
-
-
unemployment
-
-
-
2
health
-
-
-
25
pensions
-
-
-
70
income
-
-
-
51
other
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
148
Employee
335
-
289
-
unemployment
23
-
20
-
other
-
-
-
-
income
56
-
48
-
surtax
1
-
-
-
pensions
22
-
19
-
health
9
-
7
-
total
111
-
94
-
Employer
335
-
289
-
pensions
45
-
39
-
other
-
-
-
-
health
15
-
13
-
unemployment
11
-
9
-
total
71
-
61
-
Corporate
-
350
-
-
income
-
91
-
-
total
-
91
-
-
Dividends
-
259
-
-
withholding
-
39
-
-
total
-
39
-
-
Income
350
350
350
350
Total tax
182
130
155
148
After tax
168
220
195
202
Living cost
224
224
224
224
Free-cash
-56
-4
-29
-22

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
€41
€2
€2
-€2
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
-
-
-
350
unemployment
-
-
-
5
health
-
-
-
25
pensions
-
-
-
35
income
-
-
-
43
total
-
-
-
108
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
293
-
unemployment
4
2
4
-
income
36
14
36
-
pensions
29
12
29
-
health
20
8
21
-
total
89
36
90
-
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
293
-
pensions
57
23
57
-
total
57
23
57
-
Corporate
3
212
-
-
income
-
19
-
-
total
-
19
-
-
Dividends
3
193
-
-
withholding
1
37
-
-
social contributions
-
36
-
-
total
1
73
-
-
Income
350
350
350
350
Total tax
147
151
147
108
After tax
203
199
203
242
Living cost
201
201
201
201
Free-cash
2
-2
2
41

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
-€261
-€480
-€257
-€273
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
-
-
-
350
national
-
-
-
45
pensions
-
-
-
42
social contributions
-
-
-
4
municipal
-
-
-
29
total
-
-
-
120
Employee
761
-
303
-
municipal
94
-
30
-
national
146
-
47
-
pensions
30
-
12
-
total
270
-
89
-
Employer
761
-
303
-
pensions
61
-
24
-
social contributions
8
-
3
-
total
69
-
27
-
Corporate
-
350
-
-
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%.

-
70
-
-
total
-
70
-
-
Dividends
-
280
-
-
withholding
-
62
-
-
total
-
62
-
-
Income
350
350
350
350
Total tax
339
132
116
120
After tax
11
218
234
230
Living cost
491
491
491
491
Free-cash
-480
-273
-257
-261

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
-€278
-€443
-€278
-€332
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
-
-
-
350
social contributions
-
-
-
13
income
-
-
-
38
total
-
-
-
51
Employee
793
-
350
-
social contributions
66
-
13
-
income
150
-
38
-
total
216
-
51
-
Employer
793
-
350
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
-
350
-
-
income
-
44
-
-
total
-
44
-
-
Dividends
-
306
-
-
withholding
-
61
-
-
total
-
61
-
-
Income
350
350
350
350
Total tax
216
105
51
51
After tax
134
245
299
299
Living cost
577
577
577
577
Free-cash
-443
-332
-278
-278

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
-€233
-€551
-€254
-€242
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
-
-
-
350
national
-
-
-
60
regional
-
-
-
3
social contributions
-
-
-
90
municipal
-
-
-
2
total
-
-
-
155
Employee
901
-
350
-
municipal
5
-
2
-
national
156
-
53
-
social contributions
304
-
118
-
regional
8
-
3
-
total
473
-
176
-
Employer
901
-
350
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
-
350
-
-
nationa
-
84
-
-
municipal
-
14
-
-
total
-
98
-
-
Dividends
-
252
-
-
withholding
-
66
-
-
total
-
66
-
-
Income
350
350
350
350
Total tax
473
164
176
155
After tax
-123
186
174
195
Living cost
428
428
428
428
Free-cash
-551
-242
-254
-233

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
-€80
-€213
-€101
-€89
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
-
-
-
350
national
-
-
-
60
regional
-
-
-
5
social contributions
-
-
-
90
municipal
-
-
-
2
total
-
-
-
157
Employee
562
-
350
-
municipal
3
-
2
-
national
89
-
53
-
social contributions
190
-
118
-
regional
8
-
5
-
total
290
-
178
-
Employer
562
-
350
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
-
350
-
-
nationa
-
84
-
-
municipal
-
17
-
-
total
-
101
-
-
Dividends
-
249
-
-
withholding
-
65
-
-
total
-
65
-
-
Income
350
350
350
350
Total tax
290
166
178
157
After tax
60
184
172
193
Living cost
273
273
273
273
Free-cash
-213
-89
-101
-80

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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