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
₽ 14000
per

Your estimated
City
free-cash

Valencia , Spain
-₽25474
-₽19292
-₽15150
-₽12675
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
-
-
-
14 000
unemployment
-
-
-
121
income
-
-
-
1 668
other
-
-
-
17
accident
-
-
-
157
pensions
-
-
-
4 927
total
-
-
-
6 890
Employee
29 932
-
5 382
-
unemployment
464
-
419
-
pensions
1 407
-
1 270
-
income
5 771
-
696
-
other
29
-
28
-
total
7 671
-
2 413
-
Employer
29 932
-
5 382
-
pensions
7 063
-
6 380
-
accident
593
-
535
-
unemployment
1 647
-
1 487
-
other
240
-
217
-
total
9 543
-
8 619
-
Corporate
-
14 000
-
-
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.

-
2 100
-
-
total
-
2 100
-
-
Dividends
-
11 900
-
-
withholding
-
2 315
-
-
total
-
2 315
-
-
Income
14 000
14 000
14 000
14 000
Total tax
17 214
4 415
11 032
6 890
After tax
-3 214
9 585
2 968
7 110
Living cost
22 260
22 260
22 260
22 260
Free-cash
-25 474
-12 675
-19 292
-15 150

Estimated living cost  is ₽22260 per week

₽15025
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2140
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽390
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.
₽4705
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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Bratislava , Slovakia
-₽22799
-₽13363
-₽13990
-₽11284
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
-
-
-
14 000
pensions

Participation in the individual account program is voluntary (6% of an income). The decision to contribute to an individual account must be made before the age of 35 and cannot be reversed.

-
-
-
3 360
income
-
-
-
1 779
other
-
-
-
665
health
-
-
-
616
total
-
-
-
6 420
Employee
29 392
-
11 183
-
health
412
-
157
-
unemployment
293
-
112
-
pensions

Participation in the individual account program is voluntary (6% of an income). The decision to contribute to an individual account must be made before the age of 35 and cannot be reversed.

2 057
-
782
-
income
5 060
-
1 925
-
total
7 822
-
2 976
-
Employer
29 392
-
11 183
-
health
412
-
157
-
pensions

Participation in the individual account program is voluntary (6% of an income). The decision to contribute to an individual account must be made before the age of 35 and cannot be reversed.

4 997
-
1 900
-
accident
235
-
89
-
unemployment
293
-
112
-
other
1 470
-
559
-
total
7 407
-
2 817
-
Corporate
-
14 000
-
-
income
-
2 940
-
-
total
-
2 940
-
-
Dividends
-
11 060
-
-
withholding
-
774
-
-
total
-
774
-
-
Income
14 000
14 000
14 000
14 000
Total tax
15 229
3 714
5 793
6 420
After tax
-1 229
10 286
8 207
7 580
Living cost
21 570
21 570
21 570
21 570
Free-cash
-22 799
-11 284
-13 363
-13 990

Estimated living cost  is ₽21570 per week

₽15240
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1456
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽347
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.
₽4526
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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Varna , Bulgaria
-₽2815
-₽1780
-₽2455
₽1354
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
-
-
-
14 000
pensions

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

-
-
-
2 072
unemployment
-
-
-
56
income
-
-
-
2 100
health
-
-
-
1 611
total
-
-
-
5 839
Employee
14 057
-
11 704
-
health
647
-
539
-
accident

We are using the highest rate at 1.1%.

155
-
129
-
pensions

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

1 234
-
1 028
-
income
1 405
-
1 171
-
total
3 441
-
2 867
-
Employer
14 057
-
11 704
-
health
970
-
808
-
pensions

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

1 549
-
1 290
-
accident

We are using the highest rate at 1.1%.

155
-
129
-
unemployment
84
-
70
-
total
2 758
-
2 297
-
Corporate
-
14 000
-
-
income
-
1 400
-
-
total
-
1 400
-
-
Dividends
-
12 600
-
-
withholding
-
630
-
-
total
-
630
-
-
Income
14 000
14 000
14 000
14 000
Total tax
6 199
2 030
5 164
5 839
After tax
7 801
11 970
8 836
8 161
Living cost
10 616
10 616
10 616
10 616
Free-cash
-2 815
1 354
-1 780
-2 455

Estimated living cost  is ₽10616 per week

₽6198
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽758
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽281
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.
₽3379
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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Nice , France
-₽31466
-₽18540
-₽19664
-₽20640
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
-
-
-
14 000
income
-
-
-
-
other
-
-
-
435
health
-
-
-
217
social contributions
-
-
-
399
pensions
-
-
-
4 917
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
5 968
Employee
34 645
-
10 666
-
pensions
3 917
-
1 207
-
income
2 045
-
-
-
social contributions
988
-
304
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
6 950
-
1 511
-
Employer
34 645
-
10 666
-
health
2 426
-
747
-
social contributions
104
-
32
-
pensions
5 692
-
1 753
-
unemployment
1 403
-
432
-
other
1 195
-
369
-
total
10 820
-
3 333
-
Corporate
-
14 000
-
-
income
-
3 920
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
3 920
-
-
Dividends
-
10 080
-
-
social contributions
-
1 734
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
withholding
-
1 290
-
-
total
-
3 024
-
-
Income
14 000
14 000
14 000
14 000
Total tax
17 770
6 944
4 844
5 968
After tax
-3 770
7 056
9 156
8 032
Living cost
27 696
27 696
27 696
27 696
Free-cash
-31 466
-20 640
-18 540
-19 664

Estimated living cost  is ₽27696 per week

₽17463
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2252
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽472
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.
₽7510
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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Rotterdam , Netherlands
-₽66384
-₽66384
-₽25838
-₽61840
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
-
-
-
14 000
pensions
-
-
-
2 519
income
-
-
-
1 260
health
-
-
-
2 148
total
-
-
-
5 927
Employee
69 128
69 128
69 128
-
health
10 610
9 025
10 610
-
pensions
12 443
9 484
12 443
-
income

It is possible to apply for a 30% ruling (tax reduction) for salaries over €37,000 per annum.

11 315
11 315
11 315
-
total
34 368
29 824
34 368
-
Employer
69 128
69 128
69 128
-
health
4 805
4 805
4 805
-
pensions
4 811
4 811
4 811
-
unemployment
2 489
2 489
2 489
-
total
12 105
12 105
12 105
-
Corporate
-
-
-
-
income
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Dividends
-
-
-
-
income
-
-
-
-
withholding
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Income
14 000
14 000
14 000
14 000
Total tax
46 473
41 929
46 473
5 927
After tax
-32 473
-27 929
-32 473
8 073
Living cost
33 911
33 911
33 911
33 911
Free-cash
-66 384
-61 840
-66 384
-25 838

Estimated living cost  is ₽33911 per week

₽24032
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽3057
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽539
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.
₽6283
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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Dresden , Germany
-₽16962
-₽16049
-₽16049
-₽17245
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

Pension contribution is not mandatory for self-employed except for writers, artists and musicians who should pay standard rates to Künstlersozialkasse.

-
-
-
14 000
trade
-
-
-
-
income

Personal income is calculated on a progressive scale(from 14% to 42%), and is fixed at 45%. The tax percentage is unique and will depend on your income.

-
-
-
-
health

Our model is based on the assumption that an owner of the company is either a director or registered self-employed, so all social security contributions are not mandatory.

However, you would need to purchase private health insurance. We took an average price of €3600 per annum per person.

-
-
-
5 530
surtax

Solidarity surcharge is an additional fee on income tax, capital gains tax and corporate tax. It is justified by the cost of German reunification.

-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
5 530
Employee

Pension contribution is not mandatory for self-employed except for writers, artists and musicians who should pay standard rates to Künstlersozialkasse.

30 962
-
14 000
-
health

Our model is based on the assumption that an owner of the company is either a director or registered self-employed, so all social security contributions are not mandatory.

However, you would need to purchase private health insurance. We took an average price of €3600 per annum per person.

5 530
-
5 530
-
income

Personal income is calculated on a progressive scale(from 14% to 42%), and is fixed at 45%. The tax percentage is unique and will depend on your income.

865
-
-
-
surtax

Solidarity surcharge is an additional fee on income tax, capital gains tax and corporate tax. It is justified by the cost of German reunification.

48
-
-
-
total
6 443
-
5 530
-
Employer
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
-
14 000
-
-
income
-
2 100
-
-
trade
-
2 204
-
-
surtax

Solidarity surcharge is an additional fee on income tax, capital gains tax and corporate tax. It is justified by the cost of German reunification.

-
115
-
-
chamber of commerce
-
143
-
-
total
-
4 562
-
-
Dividends
-
9 438
-
-
surtax

Solidarity surcharge is an additional fee on income tax, capital gains tax and corporate tax. It is justified by the cost of German reunification.

-
112
-
-
withholding
-
2 052
-
-
total
-
2 164
-
-
Income
14 000
14 000
14 000
14 000
Total tax
6 443
6 726
5 530
5 530
After tax
7 557
7 274
8 470
8 470
Living cost
24 519
24 519
24 519
24 519
Free-cash
-16 962
-17 245
-16 049
-16 049

Estimated living cost  is ₽24519 per week

₽15423
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2859
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽458
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.
₽5779
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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Additional information

Nationals of Europe, Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand and the USA do not require an entry type D visa (not to confuse with a Schengen visa or a visa-free entry). For other nationals, waiting time is around 6-9 months which includes document preparation and processing.

Larnaca , Cyprus
-₽17232
-₽15970
-₽10328
-₽23046
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
-
-
-
30 773
income
-
-
-
-
health
-
-
-
785
social contributions
-
-
-
4 801
total
-
-
-
5 586
Employee
62 247
62 247
62 247
-
health
482
1 058
356
-
income
6 778
5 762
6 999
-
social contributions
2 353
5 166
1 742
-
total
9 613
11 986
9 097
-
Employer
62 247
62 247
62 247
-
health
524
1 152
389
-
social contributions
2 353
5 166
1 742
-
total
2 877
6 318
2 131
-
Corporate
-
-
-
-
income
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Dividends
-
-
-
-
withholding
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Income
14 000
14 000
14 000
14 000
Total tax
12 490
18 304
11 228
5 586
After tax
1 510
-4 304
2 772
8 414
Living cost
18 742
18 742
18 742
18 742
Free-cash
-17 232
-23 046
-15 970
-10 328

Estimated living cost  is ₽18742 per week

₽11233
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1839
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽415
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.
₽5257
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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Lisbon , Portugal
-₽32072
-₽16781
-₽17073
-₽17428
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

Based on articles 30.º, 31.º and 151.º of CIRS, sole-trader can use 75% of income as a tax base when earnings are below €200,000 per annum.

-
-
-
14 000
income
-
-
-
817
social contributions

Social contributions in Portugal are calculated from the total income before any reductions apply.

-
-
-
4 865
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
5 682
Employee
37 231
-
11 313
-
income
7 744
-
1 459
-
social contributions
4 095
-
1 244
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
11 839
-
2 703
-
Employer
37 231
-
11 313
-
social contributions
8 842
-
2 687
-
total
8 842
-
2 687
-
Corporate
-
14 000
-
-
income
-
2 940
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
2 940
-
-
Dividends
-
11 060
-
-
withholding
-
3 097
-
-
total
-
3 097
-
-
Income
14 000
14 000
14 000
14 000
Total tax
20 681
6 037
5 390
5 682
After tax
-6 681
7 963
8 610
8 318
Living cost
25 391
25 391
25 391
25 391
Free-cash
-32 072
-17 428
-16 781
-17 073

Estimated living cost  is ₽25391 per week

₽18998
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1498
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽424
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.
₽4472
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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Batumi , Georgia
₽6123
₽5156
₽7816
₽7256
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

We expect you will register a microenterprise to benefit from 1% tax rate. Otherwise you will be taxed at a personal income rate of 20%.

-
-
-
14 000
microenterprise

A sole-trader will lose its microenterprise status when the turnover exceeds 500,000 GEL for the last two consecutive years.

-
-
-
140
total
-
-
-
140
Employee
7 555
-
14 000
-
income
1 511
-
2 800
-
total
1 511
-
2 800
-
Employer
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate

We will register your company as part of a virtual zone. Your non-Georgian corporate tax will be zero. Turnover in Georgia will be taxed at 15%.

6 445
14 000
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Dividends
6 445
14 000
-
-
withholding
322
700
-
-
total
322
700
-
-
Income
14 000
14 000
14 000
14 000
Total tax
1 833
700
2 800
140
After tax
12 167
13 300
11 200
13 860
Living cost
6 044
6 044
6 044
6 044
Free-cash
6 123
7 256
5 156
7 816

Estimated living cost  is ₽6044 per week

₽3746
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽502
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽166
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.
₽1630
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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Additional information

Social security system in Georgia is financed from the government taxes which are part of our internal model. Separate pension and medical insurance contributions are not compulsory. It is advisable to purchase health insurance privately as in an event of medical emergency the treatment is likely to get costly.

Ljubljana , Slovenia
-₽27372
-₽13786
-₽13276
-₽12075
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

A sole-trader pays social contribution from 75% of the assessed income made in the last year.

The minimum monthly assessed income used to calculate contributions is 60% of the insured's average monthly wage in the last year.

The maximum assessed income used to calculate contributions is 3.5 times the insured's average monthly wage in the last year.

-
-
-
14 000
pensions
-
-
-
2 556
unemployment
-
-
-
22
income
-
-
-
1 607
health
-
-
-
1 378
total
-
-
-
5 563
Employee

The minimum monthly earnings used to calculate contributions are 54% (gradually rising by two percent until reaching 60% by 2021) of the insured's average monthly wage in the last year.

35 796
-
12 114
-
health
2 312
-
783
-
unemployment
51
-
17
-
pensions
5 549
-
1 877
-
income
6 173
-
1 510
-
total
14 085
-
4 187
-
Employer

The minimum monthly earnings used to calculate contributions are 54% (gradually rising by two percent until reaching 60% by 2021) of the insured's average monthly wage in the last year.

35 796
-
12 114
-
health
2 384
-
806
-
pensions
3 168
-
1 072
-
unemployment
22
-
8
-
total
5 574
-
1 886
-
Corporate
-
14 000
-
-
income
-
2 661
-
-
total
-
2 661
-
-
Dividends
-
11 339
-
-
withholding
-
1 701
-
-
total
-
1 701
-
-
Income
14 000
14 000
14 000
14 000
Total tax
19 659
4 362
6 073
5 563
After tax
-5 659
9 638
7 927
8 437
Living cost
21 713
21 713
21 713
21 713
Free-cash
-27 372
-12 075
-13 786
-13 276

Estimated living cost  is ₽21713 per week

₽14901
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1392
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽421
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.
₽5000
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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Sliema , Malta
-₽29272
-₽18199
-₽43550
-₽22701
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

We use The Residence Programme or The Global Residence Programme.

-
-
-
14 000
income
-
-
-
23 043
health

This is an average price for a private worldwide health insurance. The price will vary depending on your age and health condition.

-
-
-
5 122
total
-
-
-
28 165
Employee
37 135
-
12 593
-
social contributions
3 721
-
1 407
-
income
4 029
-
-
-
total
7 750
-
1 407
-
Employer
37 135
-
12 593
-
social contributions
3 721
-
1 407
-
total
3 721
-
1 407
-
Corporate
-
14 000
-
-
income
-
4 900
-
-
total
-
4 900
-
-
Dividends
-
9 100
-
-
social contributions
2 416
2 416
-
-
total
2 416
2 416
-
-
Income
14 000
14 000
14 000
14 000
Total tax
13 887
7 316
2 814
28 165
After tax
113
6 684
11 186
-14 165
Living cost
29 385
29 385
29 385
29 385
Free-cash
-29 272
-22 701
-18 199
-43 550

Estimated living cost  is ₽29385 per week

₽19356
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2317
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽450
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.
₽7262
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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Vilnius , Lithuania
-₽15573
-₽9255
-₽8175
-₽8624
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
-
-
-
14 000
income
-
-
-
2 100
health
-
-
-
977
social contributions
-
-
-
1 933
total
-
-
-
5 010
Employee
27 447
-
14 000
-
health
1 916
-
977
-
income
4 578
-
3 180
-
social contributions
3 788
-
1 933
-
total
10 282
-
6 090
-
Employer
27 447
-
14 000
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
-
14 000
-
-
income

The standard tax rate is 15%. However, small companies and agricultural companies can apply a reduced corporate income tax rate of 0% to the first year of operation when certain conditions are met; and 5% to revenues of less than €300,000 per year. We made calculations based on 5% and skipped 0%.

-
700
-
-
total
-
700
-
-
Dividends
-
13 300
-
-
social contributions
1 412
1 836
-
-
withholding
-
1 995
-
-
health
714
928
-
-
total
2 126
4 759
-
-
Income
14 000
14 000
14 000
14 000
Total tax
12 408
5 459
6 090
5 010
After tax
1 592
8 541
7 910
8 990
Living cost
17 165
17 165
17 165
17 165
Free-cash
-15 573
-8 624
-9 255
-8 175

Estimated living cost  is ₽17165 per week

₽11488
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1058
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽395
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.
₽4223
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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Prague , Czech Republic
-₽30616
-₽15536
-₽15822
-₽13002
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
-
-
-
14 000
income
-
-
-
1 203
health
-
-
-
1 890
social contributions
-
-
-
4 088
solidarity contribution
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
7 181
Employee
33 295
-
10 448
-
health
4 495
-
1 410
-
solidarity contribution
-
-
-
-
income
3 995
-
1 254
-
social contributions
2 164
-
679
-
total
10 654
-
3 343
-
Employer
33 295
-
10 448
-
health
2 997
-
940
-
social contributions
8 324
-
2 612
-
total
11 321
-
3 552
-
Corporate
-
14 000
-
-
income
-
2 660
-
-
total
-
2 660
-
-
Dividends
-
11 340
-
-
withholding
-
1 701
-
-
total
-
1 701
-
-
Income
14 000
14 000
14 000
14 000
Total tax
21 975
4 361
6 895
7 181
After tax
-7 975
9 639
7 105
6 819
Living cost
22 641
22 641
22 641
22 641
Free-cash
-30 616
-13 002
-15 536
-15 822

Estimated living cost  is ₽22641 per week

₽16837
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1254
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽392
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.
₽4158
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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Tbilisi , Georgia
₽2114
₽1781
₽4441
₽3881
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

We expect you will register a microenterprise to benefit from 1% tax rate. Otherwise you will be taxed at a personal income rate of 20%.

-
-
-
14 000
microenterprise

A sole-trader will lose its microenterprise status when the turnover exceeds 500,000 GEL for the last two consecutive years.

-
-
-
140
total
-
-
-
140
Employee
11 774
-
14 000
-
income
2 355
-
2 800
-
total
2 355
-
2 800
-
Employer
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate

We will register your company as part of a virtual zone. Your non-Georgian corporate tax will be zero. Turnover in Georgia will be taxed at 15%.

2 226
14 000
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Dividends
2 226
14 000
-
-
withholding
112
700
-
-
total
112
700
-
-
Income
14 000
14 000
14 000
14 000
Total tax
2 467
700
2 800
140
After tax
11 533
13 300
11 200
13 860
Living cost
9 419
9 419
9 419
9 419
Free-cash
2 114
3 881
1 781
4 441

Estimated living cost  is ₽9419 per week

₽6374
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽395
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽316
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.
₽2334
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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Additional information

Social security system in Georgia is financed from the government taxes which are part of our internal model. Separate pension and medical insurance contributions are not compulsory. It is advisable to purchase health insurance privately as in an event of medical emergency the treatment is likely to get costly.

Paris , France
-₽52537
-₽29942
-₽31066
-₽32042
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
-
-
-
14 000
income
-
-
-
-
other
-
-
-
435
health
-
-
-
217
social contributions
-
-
-
399
pensions
-
-
-
4 917
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
5 968
Employee
50 700
-
10 666
-
pensions
5 735
-
1 207
-
income
4 424
-
-
-
social contributions
1 444
-
304
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
11 603
-
1 511
-
Employer
50 700
-
10 666
-
health
3 549
-
747
-
social contributions
152
-
32
-
pensions
8 331
-
1 753
-
unemployment
2 054
-
432
-
other
1 750
-
369
-
total
15 836
-
3 333
-
Corporate
-
14 000
-
-
income
-
3 920
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
3 920
-
-
Dividends
-
10 080
-
-
social contributions
-
1 734
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
withholding
-
1 290
-
-
total
-
3 024
-
-
Income
14 000
14 000
14 000
14 000
Total tax
27 439
6 944
4 844
5 968
After tax
-13 439
7 056
9 156
8 032
Living cost
39 098
39 098
39 098
39 098
Free-cash
-52 537
-32 042
-29 942
-31 066

Estimated living cost  is ₽39098 per week

₽26461
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽3198
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽536
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.
₽8902
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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Belgrade , Serbia
-₽10799
-₽5503
-₽6105
-₽3834
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

The minimum monthly earnings used to calculate the contributions are 35% of the national average gross wage for the previous three months.

The maximum monthly earnings used to calculate the contributions are five times the national average gross wage in the previous month.

-
-
-
14 000
pensions
-
-
-
3 640
unemployment
-
-
-
210
income
-
-
-
864
health
-
-
-
1 442
total
-
-
-
6 156
Employee

The minimum tax base for social security contributions are defined by the Law on Mandatory Social Insurance Contributions and is fixed at 35% of an average monthly salary published in Serbia. The maximum tax base for social security contributions is capped at five times the average monthly salary published by the official statistics in Serbia at the moment of salary payment.

The minimum monthly earnings used to calculate the contributions are 35% of the national average gross wage for the previous three months.

The maximum monthly earnings used to calculate the contributions are five times the national average gross wage in the previous month.

21 035
-
11 874
-
health
1 083
-
612
-
unemployment
158
-
89
-
pensions
2 945
-
1 662
-
income
2 899
-
1 065
-
total
7 085
-
3 428
-
Employer

The minimum tax base for social security contributions are defined by the Law on Mandatory Social Insurance Contributions and is fixed at 35% of an average monthly salary published in Serbia. The maximum tax base for social security contributions is capped at five times the average monthly salary published by the official statistics in Serbia at the moment of salary payment.

The minimum monthly earnings used to calculate the contributions are 35% of the national average gross wage for the previous three months.

The maximum monthly earnings used to calculate the contributions are five times the national average gross wage in the previous month.

21 035
-
11 874
-
health
1 083
-
612
-
pensions
2 524
-
1 425
-
unemployment
158
-
89
-
total
3 765
-
2 126
-
Corporate
-
14 000
-
-
income
-
2 100
-
-
total
-
2 100
-
-
Dividends
-
11 900
-
-
withholding
-
1 785
-
-
total
-
1 785
-
-
Income
14 000
14 000
14 000
14 000
Total tax
10 850
3 885
5 554
6 156
After tax
3 150
10 115
8 446
7 844
Living cost
13 949
13 949
13 949
13 949
Free-cash
-10 799
-3 834
-5 503
-6 105

Estimated living cost  is ₽13949 per week

₽9392
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1079
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽404
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.
₽3075
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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Zurich , Switzerland
-₽58234
-₽46417
-₽44302
-₽49954
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
-
-
-
14 000
pensions
-
-
-
1 287
city
-
-
-
146
other

This will depend on a canton and a chosen fund. The rate is between 0.3% and 3.4% with a maximum base of 148,200 CHF. We use 2% as an average rate.

-
-
-
279
health
-
-
-
184
regional
-
-
-
51
national
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
1 947
Employee
65 950
-
11 780
-
health
149
-
26
-
unemployment
-
-
-
-
city
708
-
117
-
pensions
5 541
-
1 828
-
regional
2 160
-
1
-
national
312
-
-
-
total
8 870
-
1 972
-
Employer
65 950
-
11 780
-
health
149
-
26
-
pensions
5 541
-
1 828
-
unemployment
-
-
-
-
other

This will depend on a canton and a chosen fund. The rate is between 0.1% and 3.63% for an employee. We use 2% as an average rate.

1 319
-
236
-
total
7 009
-
2 090
-
Corporate
-
14 000
-
-
regional
-
2 961
-
-
national
-
1 190
-
-
total
-
4 151
-
-
Dividends
-
9 849
-
-
withholding
-
3 448
-
-
total
-
3 448
-
-
Income
14 000
14 000
14 000
14 000
Total tax
15 879
7 599
4 062
1 947
After tax
-1 879
6 401
9 938
12 053
Living cost
56 355
56 355
56 355
56 355
Free-cash
-58 234
-49 954
-46 417
-44 302

Estimated living cost  is ₽56355 per week

₽36647
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽5057
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽692
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.
₽13959
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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Additional information

It is extremely rare that a Third Country National (non-EU/EFTA/Swiss and without a long-term EU resident permit) is given a residence permit based on self-employment.

Helsinki , Finland
-₽36626
-₽22218
-₽19598
-₽21391
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

You can choose the amount to declare for pension contributions and choose a pension insurance company or a pension insurance fund you prefer to use; or you could opt out of pension contributions altogether. You can find more details on Finnish Centre for Pensions

-
-
-
14 000
municipal
-
-
-
2 519
health
-
-
-
-
national
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
2 519
Employee
42 589
-
11 777
-
health
318
-
-
-
unemployment
639
-
177
-
pensions
2 874
-
794
-
national
704
-
-
-
municipal
6 976
-
1 945
-
total
11 511
-
2 916
-
Employer
42 589
-
11 777
-
health
327
-
91
-
pensions
7 389
-
2 043
-
accident
43
-
12
-
unemployment
277
-
77
-
total
8 036
-
2 223
-
Corporate
-
14 000
-
-
income
-
2 800
-
-
total
-
2 800
-
-
Dividends

Finish residents use 75% of income from dividends as a base for income tax.

-
8 400
-
-
municipal
-
1 512
-
-
national
-
-
-
-
total
-
1 512
-
-
Income
14 000
14 000
14 000
14 000
Total tax
19 547
4 312
5 139
2 519
After tax
-5 547
9 688
8 861
11 481
Living cost
31 079
31 079
31 079
31 079
Free-cash
-36 626
-21 391
-22 218
-19 598

Estimated living cost  is ₽31079 per week

₽20301
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2989
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽495
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.
₽7295
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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Finland permits registration as a sole-trader only for EU nationals or long-term EU resident permit holders. Other nationals should set up a company and hire themselves as an employee.

Brussels , Belgium
-₽60761
-₽23008
-₽22799
-₽21418
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
-
-
-
14 000
communal

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

-
-
-
584
social contributions
-
-
-
4 267
national
-
-
-
2 433
total
-
-
-
7 284
Employee

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

57 904
-
10 845
-
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.

2 721
-
510
-
communal

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

3 020
-
565
-
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.

504
-
94
-
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.

4 343
-
813
-
national
17 802
-
2 356
-
total
28 390
-
4 338
-
Employer

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

57 904
-
10 845
-
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.

3 561
-
667
-
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.

5 131
-
960
-
surtax
6 566
-
1 229
-
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.

753
-
141
-
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.

845
-
158
-
total
16 856
-
3 155
-
Corporate
-
14 000
-
-
income
-
2 800
-
-
surtax
-
55
-
-
total
-
2 855
-
-
Dividends
-
11 144
-
-
withholding

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

-
3 048
-
-
total
-
3 048
-
-
Income
14 000
14 000
14 000
14 000
Total tax
45 246
5 903
7 493
7 284
After tax
-31 246
8 097
6 507
6 716
Living cost
29 515
29 515
29 515
29 515
Free-cash
-60 761
-21 418
-23 008
-22 799

Estimated living cost  is ₽29515 per week

₽19012
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2581
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽462
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.
₽7461
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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Stockholm , Sweden
-₽51395
-₽27445
-₽27943
-₽27278
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
-
-
-
14 000
unemployment
-
-
-
14
municipal
-
-
-
2 965
other
-
-
-
1 627
health
-
-
-
874
national
-
-
-
-
accident
-
-
-
28
pensions
-
-
-
1 513
total
-
-
-
7 021
Employee
49 760
-
10 653
-
national
-
-
-
-
municipal
14 838
-
3 177
-
total
14 838
-
3 177
-
Employer
49 760
-
10 653
-
health
3 060
-
655
-
pensions
5 379
-
1 151
-
accident
100
-
21
-
unemployment
1 314
-
281
-
other
5 782
-
1 238
-
total
15 635
-
3 346
-
Corporate
-
14 000
-
-
income
-
3 080
-
-
total
-
3 080
-
-
Dividends
-
10 920
-
-
withholding
-
3 276
-
-
total
-
3 276
-
-
Income
14 000
14 000
14 000
14 000
Total tax
30 473
6 356
6 523
7 021
After tax
-16 473
7 644
7 477
6 979
Living cost
34 922
34 922
34 922
34 922
Free-cash
-51 395
-27 278
-27 445
-27 943

Estimated living cost  is ₽34922 per week

₽23145
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽3427
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽530
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.
₽7820
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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Oslo , Norway
-₽118831
-₽36661
-₽28764
-₽29921
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
-
-
-
14 000
income
-
-
-
2 729
social contributions
-
-
-
1 596
total
-
-
-
4 325
Employee
55 117
-
2 924
-
income
12 158
-
502
-
social contributions
4 520
-
644
-
total
16 678
-
1 146
-
Employer
55 117
-
2 924
-
social contributions
77 714
-
11 076
-
total
77 714
-
11 076
-
Corporate
-
14 000
-
-
income
-
3 080
-
-
total
-
3 080
-
-
Dividends
-
10 920
-
-
income
-
2 402
-
-
total
-
2 402
-
-
Income
14 000
14 000
14 000
14 000
Total tax
94 392
5 482
12 222
4 325
After tax
-80 392
8 518
1 778
9 675
Living cost
38 439
38 439
38 439
38 439
Free-cash
-118 831
-29 921
-36 661
-28 764

Estimated living cost  is ₽38439 per week

₽24941
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽3615
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽490
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.
₽9393
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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Limassol , Cyprus
-₽26135
-₽23484
-₽17842
-₽30560
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
-
-
-
30 773
income
-
-
-
-
health
-
-
-
785
social contributions
-
-
-
4 801
total
-
-
-
5 586
Employee
62 247
62 247
62 247
-
health
619
1 058
356
-
income
6 536
5 762
6 999
-
social contributions
3 025
5 166
1 742
-
total
10 180
11 986
9 097
-
Employer
62 247
62 247
62 247
-
health
674
1 152
389
-
social contributions
3 025
5 166
1 742
-
total
3 699
6 318
2 131
-
Corporate
-
-
-
-
income
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Dividends
-
-
-
-
withholding
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Income
14 000
14 000
14 000
14 000
Total tax
13 879
18 304
11 228
5 586
After tax
121
-4 304
2 772
8 414
Living cost
26 256
26 256
26 256
26 256
Free-cash
-26 135
-30 560
-23 484
-17 842

Estimated living cost  is ₽26256 per week

₽17949
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2051
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽441
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.
₽5816
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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Edinburgh , United Kingdom
-₽30488
-₽18242
-₽17940
-₽18447
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
-
-
-
14 000
income
-
-
-
2 749
pensions
-
-
-
254
total
-
-
-
3 003
Employee
39 720
-
13 370
-
health
518
-
-
-
pensions
3 032
-
-
-
income
7 233
-
2 675
-
total
10 783
-
2 675
-
Employer
39 720
-
13 370
-
health
755
-
254
-
pensions
4 013
-
376
-
total
4 768
-
630
-
Corporate
-
14 000
-
-
income

It is proposed for this rate to fall to 17% from the financial year starting on 1 April, 2020. Also, where the taxable profits can be attributed to the exploitation of patents, a lower rate of 10% applies.

-
2 659
-
-
total
-
2 659
-
-
Dividends
-
11 341
-
-
withholding
-
851
-
-
total
-
851
-
-
Income
14 000
14 000
14 000
14 000
Total tax
15 551
3 510
3 305
3 003
After tax
-1 551
10 490
10 695
10 997
Living cost
28 937
28 937
28 937
28 937
Free-cash
-30 488
-18 447
-18 242
-17 940

Estimated living cost  is ₽28937 per week

₽19850
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2661
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽362
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.
₽6061
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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Additional information

The only visa which will gain you entry to the UK as a freelancer is Tier 1 (with an exception of EU nationals or long-term UK residence permit holders, up until Brexit). There are two Tier 1 visa pathways.

You can either apply for an Entrepreneur visa which requires an investment of at least £200000 and creating two full time jobs, or choose an Exceptional Talent visa, which has no financial requirements but is more difficult to obtain.

Rome , Italy
-₽54214
-₽27955
-₽26503
-₽24875
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
-
-
-
14 000
municipal
-
-
-
69
regional
-
-
-
134
social contributions
-
-
-
6 274
national
-
-
-
1 777
total
-
-
-
8 254
Employee
68 213
-
14 000
-
social contributions
23 001
-
8 225
-
regional
1 030
-
100
-
national
11 527
-
1 329
-
municipal
407
-
52
-
total
35 965
-
9 706
-
Employer
68 213
-
14 000
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
-
14 000
-
-
nationa
-
3 360
-
-
municipal
-
674
-
-
total
-
4 034
-
-
Dividends
-
9 966
-
-
withholding
-
2 592
-
-
total
-
2 592
-
-
Income
14 000
14 000
14 000
14 000
Total tax
35 965
6 626
9 706
8 254
After tax
-21 965
7 374
4 294
5 746
Living cost
32 249
32 249
32 249
32 249
Free-cash
-54 214
-24 875
-27 955
-26 503

Estimated living cost  is ₽32249 per week

₽22652
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2218
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽487
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.
₽6890
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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Gdansk , Poland
-₽18461
-₽9749
-₽10091
-₽16008
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
-
-
-
14 000
pensions
-
-
-
3 242
income
-
-
-
1 522
other
-
-
-
289
health
-
-
-
1 699
accident
-
-
-
197
total
-
-
-
6 949
Employee
26 966
-
11 629
-
health
3 088
-
1 332
-
pensions
3 036
-
1 310
-
income
3 699
-
1 595
-
total
9 823
-
4 237
-
Employer
26 966
-
11 629
-
pensions
4 385
-
1 891
-
accident
450
-
194
-
unemployment
661
-
285
-
total
5 496
-
2 370
-
Corporate
-
14 000
-
-
income

From 1 January 2017, a lowered corporate income tax rate of 9% was introduced for so-called 'small taxpayers' - entities with turnover not exceeding the equivalent of €1.2 million and for taxpayers starting business activity, during their previous tax year.

-
12 600
-
-
total
-
12 600
-
-
Dividends
-
1 400
-
-
withholding
-
266
-
-
total
-
266
-
-
Income
14 000
14 000
14 000
14 000
Total tax
15 319
12 866
6 607
6 949
After tax
-1 319
1 134
7 393
7 051
Living cost
17 142
17 142
17 142
17 142
Free-cash
-18 461
-16 008
-9 749
-10 091

Estimated living cost  is ₽17142 per week

₽12564
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽950
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽358
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.
₽3271
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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Additional information

Poland permits registration as a sole-trader only for EU nationals or long-term EU resident permit holders. Other nationals should use a business incubator or set up a company and hire themselves as an employee.

Berlin , Germany
-₽26278
-₽22783
-₽22783
-₽23835
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

Pension contribution is not mandatory for self-employed except for writers, artists and musicians who should pay standard rates to Künstlersozialkasse.

-
-
-
14 000
trade
-
-
-
-
income

Personal income is calculated on a progressive scale(from 14% to 42%), and is fixed at 45%. The tax percentage is unique and will depend on your income.

-
-
-
-
health

Our model is based on the assumption that an owner of the company is either a director or registered self-employed, so all social security contributions are not mandatory.

However, you would need to purchase private health insurance. We took an average price of €3600 per annum per person.

-
-
-
5 530
surtax

Solidarity surcharge is an additional fee on income tax, capital gains tax and corporate tax. It is justified by the cost of German reunification.

-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
5 530
Employee

Pension contribution is not mandatory for self-employed except for writers, artists and musicians who should pay standard rates to Künstlersozialkasse.

40 278
-
14 000
-
health

Our model is based on the assumption that an owner of the company is either a director or registered self-employed, so all social security contributions are not mandatory.

However, you would need to purchase private health insurance. We took an average price of €3600 per annum per person.

5 530
-
5 530
-
income

Personal income is calculated on a progressive scale(from 14% to 42%), and is fixed at 45%. The tax percentage is unique and will depend on your income.

3 312
-
-
-
surtax

Solidarity surcharge is an additional fee on income tax, capital gains tax and corporate tax. It is justified by the cost of German reunification.

183
-
-
-
total
9 025
-
5 530
-
Employer
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
-
14 000
-
-
income
-
2 100
-
-
trade
-
2 009
-
-
surtax

Solidarity surcharge is an additional fee on income tax, capital gains tax and corporate tax. It is justified by the cost of German reunification.

-
115
-
-
chamber of commerce
-
143
-
-
total
-
4 367
-
-
Dividends
-
9 633
-
-
surtax

Solidarity surcharge is an additional fee on income tax, capital gains tax and corporate tax. It is justified by the cost of German reunification.

-
115
-
-
withholding
-
2 100
-
-
total
-
2 215
-
-
Income
14 000
14 000
14 000
14 000
Total tax
9 025
6 582
5 530
5 530
After tax
4 975
7 418
8 470
8 470
Living cost
31 253
31 253
31 253
31 253
Free-cash
-26 278
-23 835
-22 783
-22 783

Estimated living cost  is ₽31253 per week

₽21559
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽3363
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽453
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.
₽5877
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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Additional information

Nationals of Europe, Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand and the USA do not require an entry type D visa (not to confuse with a Schengen visa or a visa-free entry). For other nationals, waiting time is around 6-9 months which includes document preparation and processing.

Riga , Latvia
-₽15352
-₽8807
-₽7490
-₽5641
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

As of 1 January, 2018 a microenterprise tax rate for microenterprise turnover of up to €40,000 is 15%. This tax is inclusive of all other taxes and contributions.

Microenterprise tax could also be applied to a company but as the only exception is a limitation of liability, we advise to register as a sole-trader.

-
-
-
14 000
income
-
-
-
-
microenterprise
-
-
-
2 100
social contributions

Each person younger than 30 on 1 July, 2001 should make pension contributions to an old-age pension account. We include it in our internal model.

-
-
-
2 549
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
4 649
Employee
23 654
-
11 283
-
income
4 211
-
2 008
-
social contributions

Each person younger than 30 on 1 July, 2001 should make pension contributions to an old-age pension account. We include it in our internal model.

2 602
-
1 241
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
6 813
-
3 249
-
Employer
23 654
-
11 283
-
social contributions

Each person younger than 30 on 1 July, 2001 should make pension contributions to an old-age pension account. We include it in our internal model.

5 698
-
2 717
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
5 698
-
2 717
-
Corporate
-
14 000
-
-
income

Corporate income tax rate is 20% applicable to the taxable base. However, before applying the statutory rate, the taxable base should be divided by a coefficient of 0.8. As taxable base is increased by the coefficient, the effective corporate income tax rate is 25%.

-
2 800
-
-
total
-
2 800
-
-
Dividends

In Latvia, local dividends are not subject to withholding tax.

-
11 200
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Income
14 000
14 000
14 000
14 000
Total tax
12 511
2 800
5 966
4 649
After tax
1 489
11 200
8 034
9 351
Living cost
16 841
16 841
16 841
16 841
Free-cash
-15 352
-5 641
-8 807
-7 490

Estimated living cost  is ₽16841 per week

₽10744
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1604
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽383
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.
₽4111
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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Istanbul , Turkey
-₽4542
-₽2301
-₽2698
-₽1202
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
-
-
-
14 000
income
-
-
-
1 930
health
-
-
-
2 030
pensions
-
-
-
2 800
total
-
-
-
6 760
Employee
15 136
-
11 429
-
health
757
-
571
-
unemployment
151
-
114
-
pensions
1 362
-
1 029
-
income
2 928
-
2 077
-
total
5 198
-
3 791
-
Employer
15 136
-
11 429
-
health
1 438
-
1 086
-
pensions
1 665
-
1 257
-
unemployment
303
-
229
-
total
3 406
-
2 572
-
Corporate
-
14 000
-
-
income
-
3 080
-
-
total
-
3 080
-
-
Dividends
-
10 920
-
-
withholding
-
2 184
-
-
total
-
2 184
-
-
Income
14 000
14 000
14 000
14 000
Total tax
8 604
5 264
6 363
6 760
After tax
5 396
8 736
7 637
7 240
Living cost
9 938
9 938
9 938
9 938
Free-cash
-4 542
-1 202
-2 301
-2 698

Estimated living cost  is ₽9938 per week

₽5906
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽806
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽228
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.
₽2999
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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Athens , Greece
-₽19001
-₽10427
-₽10165
-₽9378
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
-
-
-
14 000
pensions
-
-
-
2 800
unemployment
-
-
-
184
income
-
-
-
2 005
other
-
-
-
-
health
-
-
-
994
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
5 983
Employee
27 261
-
11 564
-
health
696
-
295
-
unemployment
1 897
-
805
-
pensions
1 819
-
771
-
income
4 570
-
1 939
-
other
-
-
-
-
surtax
97
-
-
-
total
9 079
-
3 810
-
Employer
27 261
-
11 564
-
health
1 240
-
527
-
pensions
3 635
-
1 541
-
unemployment
865
-
367
-
other
-
-
-
-
total
5 740
-
2 435
-
Corporate
-
14 000
-
-
income
-
3 641
-
-
total
-
3 641
-
-
Dividends
-
10 359
-
-
withholding
-
1 555
-
-
total
-
1 555
-
-
Income
14 000
14 000
14 000
14 000
Total tax
14 819
5 196
6 245
5 983
After tax
-819
8 804
7 755
8 017
Living cost
18 182
18 182
18 182
18 182
Free-cash
-19 001
-9 378
-10 427
-10 165

Estimated living cost  is ₽18182 per week

₽10978
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1581
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽422
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.
₽5203
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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Graz , Austria
-₽32335
-₽23297
-₽20507
-₽30102
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
-
-
-
14 000
pensions
-
-
-
2 590
chamber of commerce
-
-
-
55
unemployment
-