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
€ 600
per

Your estimated
City
free-cash

Sofia , Bulgaria
€339
€277
€242
€253
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
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600
income
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90
health
-
-
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41
unemployment
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-
-
1
pensions

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

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52
total
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184
Employee
231
-
531
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health
11
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16
-
income
23
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53
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pensions

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

20
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31
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accident

We are using the highest rate at 1.1%.

3
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4
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total
57
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104
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Employer
231
-
531
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accident

We are using the highest rate at 1.1%.

3
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4
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pensions

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

25
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39
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health
16
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24
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unemployment
1
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2
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total
45
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69
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Corporate
324
600
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-
income
32
60
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-
total
32
60
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-
Dividends
292
540
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-
withholding
15
27
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total
15
27
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-
Income
600
600
600
600
Total tax
149
87
173
184
After tax
451
513
427
416
Living cost
174
174
174
174
Free-cash
277
339
253
242

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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