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
£ 1600
per

Your estimated
City
free-cash

Brussels , Belgium
£373
£443
£240
£575
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
-
-
-
1 600
national
-
-
-
605
communal

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

-
-
-
83
social contributions
-
-
-
219
total
-
-
-
907
Employee

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

627
-
1 239
-
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.

5
-
11
-
national
193
-
452
-
communal

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

33
-
65
-
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.

47
-
93
-
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.

29
-
58
-
total
307
-
679
-
Employer

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

627
-
1 239
-
surtax
71
-
141
-
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.

56
-
110
-
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.

39
-
76
-
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.

8
-
16
-
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.

9
-
18
-
total
183
-
361
-
Corporate
791
1 600
-
-
income
158
320
-
-
surtax
3
6
-
-
total
161
326
-
-
Dividends
629
1 274
-
-
withholding

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

186
379
-
-
total
186
379
-
-
Income
1 600
1 600
1 600
1 600
Total tax
837
705
1 040
907
After tax
763
895
560
693
Living cost
320
320
320
320
Free-cash
443
575
240
373

Estimated living cost  is £320 per week

£206
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.
£81
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.
Adjust living cost Show details Source
[[ place.name ]], [[ place.country ]]

[[ row[2] ]] [[ row[0] ]]

Additional information

Source

[[ row[2] ]] [[ row[0] ]]

Additional information

Source