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

Brussels , Belgium
-£233
-£78
-£18
£9
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
-
-
-
600
communal

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

-
-
-
31
social contributions
-
-
-
77
national
-
-
-
181
total
-
-
-
289
Employee

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

646
-
465
-
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.

30
-
22
-
communal

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

34
-
24
-
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
-
4
-
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.

48
-
35
-
national
199
-
128
-
total
317
-
213
-
Employer

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

646
-
465
-
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.

40
-
29
-
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.

57
-
41
-
surtax
73
-
53
-
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
-
6
-
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
-
7
-
total
187
-
136
-
Corporate
-
600
-
-
income
-
120
-
-
surtax
-
2
-
-
total
-
122
-
-
Dividends
-
478
-
-
withholding

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

-
140
-
-
total
-
140
-
-
Income
600
600
600
600
Total tax
504
262
349
289
After tax
96
338
251
311
Living cost
329
329
329
329
Free-cash
-233
9
-78
-18

Estimated living cost  is £329 per week

£212
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
£29
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.
£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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