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
£ 1250
per

Your estimated
City
free-cash

Barcelona , Spain
£518
£344
£387
£454
S + D Salary + Dividends

Salary + Dividends. A combination of a fixed monthly income with a bonus at the end of the year.

Dividends

Dividends. A single payment made annually out of accumulated profits.

Salary

Salary. A fixed monthly income you pay yourself to cover your living expenses.

Sole trader

Sole trader. You're running your business as an individual with an unlimited responsibility

Sole trader
-
-
-
1 250
unemployment
-
-
-
6
pensions
-
-
-
231
accident
-
-
-
7
other
-
-
-
1
income
-
-
-
300
total
-
-
-
545
Employee
438
-
990
-
pensions
21
-
38
-
other
-
-
1
-
unemployment
7
-
13
-
income
92
-
275
-
total
120
-
327
-
Employer
438
-
990
-
pensions
103
-
193
-
accident
9
-
16
-
unemployment
24
-
45
-
other
3
-
7
-
total
139
-
261
-
Corporate
672
1 250
-
-
income

The general rate of corporate tax is 25%. The lower rate of 15% is introduced for newly formed companies which applies during the first two years of operation in which taxable profit is made. We use the lower rate in our model.

101
188
-
-
total
101
188
-
-
Dividends
571
1 062
-
-
withholding
118
226
-
-
total
118
226
-
-
Income
1 250
1 250
1 250
1 250
Total tax
478
414
588
545
After tax
772
836
662
705
Living cost
318
318
318
318
Free-cash
454
518
344
387

Estimated living cost  is £318 per week

£234
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.
£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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