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
€ 850
per

Your estimated
City
free-cash

Brussels , Belgium
€108
-€28
€46
-€86
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
-
-
-
850
social contributions
-
-
-
124
communal

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

-
-
-
44
national
-
-
-
266
total
-
-
-
434
Employee

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

725
-
658
-
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
-
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.

54
-
49
-
communal

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

38
-
34
-
national
223
-
197
-
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
-
6
-
total
355
-
317
-
Employer

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

725
-
658
-
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
-
9
-
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
-
10
-
surtax
82
-
75
-
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
-
40
-
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
-
58
-
total
211
-
192
-
Corporate
-
850
-
-
surtax
-
3
-
-
income
-
170
-
-
total
-
173
-
-
Dividends
-
677
-
-
withholding

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

-
199
-
-
total
-
199
-
-
Income
850
850
850
850
Total tax
566
372
509
434
After tax
284
478
341
416
Living cost
370
370
370
370
Free-cash
-86
108
-28
46

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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