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
₽ 15000
per

Your estimated
City
free-cash

Valencia , Spain
-₽24475
-₽18483
-₽14340
-₽12005
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
-
-
-
15 000
unemployment
-
-
-
121
income
-
-
-
1 857
other
-
-
-
17
accident
-
-
-
157
pensions
-
-
-
4 927
total
-
-
-
7 079
Employee
29 932
-
6 382
-
unemployment
464
-
419
-
pensions
1 407
-
1 270
-
income
5 771
-
886
-
other
29
-
28
-
total
7 671
-
2 603
-
Employer
29 932
-
6 382
-
pensions
7 063
-
6 380
-
accident
593
-
535
-
unemployment
1 647
-
1 487
-
other
240
-
217
-
total
9 543
-
8 619
-
Corporate
-
15 000
-
-
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.

-
2 251
-
-
total
-
2 251
-
-
Dividends
-
12 749
-
-
withholding
-
2 493
-
-
total
-
2 493
-
-
Income
15 000
15 000
15 000
15 000
Total tax
17 214
4 744
11 222
7 079
After tax
-2 214
10 256
3 778
7 921
Living cost
22 261
22 261
22 261
22 261
Free-cash
-24 475
-12 005
-18 483
-14 340

Estimated living cost  is ₽22261 per week

₽15026
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
-₽21799
-₽12775
-₽13450
-₽10551
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
-
-
-
15 000
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.

-
-
-
3 601
income
-
-
-
1 905
other
-
-
-
713
health
-
-
-
661
total
-
-
-
6 880
Employee
29 392
-
11 980
-
health
412
-
167
-
unemployment
293
-
120
-
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
-
839
-
income
5 060
-
2 062
-
total
7 822
-
3 188
-
Employer
29 392
-
11 980
-
health
412
-
167
-
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
-
2 037
-
accident
235
-
95
-
unemployment
293
-
120
-
other
1 470
-
598
-
total
7 407
-
3 017
-
Corporate
-
15 000
-
-
income
-
3 151
-
-
total
-
3 151
-
-
Dividends
-
11 849
-
-
withholding
-
830
-
-
total
-
830
-
-
Income
15 000
15 000
15 000
15 000
Total tax
15 229
3 981
6 205
6 880
After tax
-229
11 019
8 795
8 120
Living cost
21 570
21 570
21 570
21 570
Free-cash
-21 799
-10 551
-12 775
-13 450

Estimated living cost  is ₽21570 per week

₽15241
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
-₽1835
-₽1160
-₽1884
₽2196
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
-
-
-
15 000
pensions

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

-
-
-
2 220
unemployment
-
-
-
60
income
-
-
-
2 250
health
-
-
-
1 725
total
-
-
-
6 255
Employee
14 075
-
12 540
-
health
647
-
577
-
accident

We are using the highest rate at 1.1%.

155
-
138
-
pensions

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

1 236
-
1 101
-
income
1 407
-
1 254
-
total
3 445
-
3 070
-
Employer
14 075
-
12 540
-
health
971
-
865
-
pensions

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

1 551
-
1 382
-
accident

We are using the highest rate at 1.1%.

155
-
138
-
unemployment
84
-
76
-
total
2 761
-
2 461
-
Corporate
-
15 000
-
-
income
-
1 500
-
-
total
-
1 500
-
-
Dividends
-
13 500
-
-
withholding
-
675
-
-
total
-
675
-
-
Income
15 000
15 000
15 000
15 000
Total tax
6 206
2 175
5 531
6 255
After tax
8 794
12 825
9 469
8 745
Living cost
10 629
10 629
10 629
10 629
Free-cash
-1 835
2 196
-1 160
-1 884

Estimated living cost  is ₽10629 per week

₽6206
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽759
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽282
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.
₽3383
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
-₽30466
-₽17882
-₽18984
-₽20136
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
-
-
-
15 000
income
-
-
-
-
other
-
-
-
465
health
-
-
-
217
social contributions
-
-
-
427
pensions
-
-
-
5 179
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
6 288
Employee
34 646
-
11 431
-
pensions
3 917
-
1 292
-
income
2 045
-
-
-
social contributions
988
-
326
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
6 950
-
1 618
-
Employer
34 646
-
11 431
-
health
2 426
-
800
-
social contributions
104
-
34
-
pensions
5 692
-
1 877
-
unemployment
1 403
-
462
-
other
1 195
-
395
-
total
10 820
-
3 568
-
Corporate
-
15 000
-
-
income
-
4 200
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
4 200
-
-
Dividends
-
10 800
-
-
social contributions
-
1 857
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
withholding
-
1 383
-
-
total
-
3 240
-
-
Income
15 000
15 000
15 000
15 000
Total tax
17 770
7 440
5 186
6 288
After tax
-2 770
7 560
9 814
8 712
Living cost
27 696
27 696
27 696
27 696
Free-cash
-30 466
-20 136
-17 882
-18 984

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
-₽65385
-₽65385
-₽25265
-₽60840
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
-
-
-
15 000
pensions
-
-
-
2 701
income
-
-
-
1 350
health
-
-
-
2 303
total
-
-
-
6 354
Employee
69 129
69 129
69 129
-
health
10 611
9 025
10 611
-
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
34 369
29 824
34 369
-
Employer
69 129
69 129
69 129
-
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
15 000
15 000
15 000
15 000
Total tax
46 474
41 929
46 474
6 354
After tax
-31 474
-26 929
-31 474
8 646
Living cost
33 911
33 911
33 911
33 911
Free-cash
-65 385
-60 840
-65 385
-25 265

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
-₽15962
-₽15049
-₽15049
-₽16745
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.

-
-
-
15 000
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
-
15 000
-
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
-
15 000
-
-
income
-
2 251
-
-
trade
-
2 363
-
-
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.

-
124
-
-
chamber of commerce
-
144
-
-
total
-
4 882
-
-
Dividends
-
10 118
-
-
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.

-
123
-
-
withholding
-
2 221
-
-
total
-
2 344
-
-
Income
15 000
15 000
15 000
15 000
Total tax
6 443
7 226
5 530
5 530
After tax
8 557
7 774
9 470
9 470
Living cost
24 519
24 519
24 519
24 519
Free-cash
-15 962
-16 745
-15 049
-15 049

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
-₽16232
-₽14970
-₽9328
-₽22046
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
-
-
-
30 774
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
15 000
15 000
15 000
15 000
Total tax
12 490
18 304
11 228
5 586
After tax
2 510
-3 304
3 772
9 414
Living cost
18 742
18 742
18 742
18 742
Free-cash
-16 232
-22 046
-14 970
-9 328

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
-₽31073
-₽16168
-₽16480
-₽16861
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.

-
-
-
15 000
income
-
-
-
876
social contributions

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

-
-
-
5 212
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
6 088
Employee
37 231
-
12 121
-
income
7 744
-
1 564
-
social contributions
4 095
-
1 333
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
11 839
-
2 897
-
Employer
37 231
-
12 121
-
social contributions
8 842
-
2 879
-
total
8 842
-
2 879
-
Corporate
-
15 000
-
-
income
-
3 151
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
3 151
-
-
Dividends
-
11 849
-
-
withholding
-
3 318
-
-
total
-
3 318
-
-
Income
15 000
15 000
15 000
15 000
Total tax
20 681
6 469
5 776
6 088
After tax
-5 681
8 531
9 224
8 912
Living cost
25 392
25 392
25 392
25 392
Free-cash
-31 073
-16 861
-16 168
-16 480

Estimated living cost  is ₽25392 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
₽7069
₽5953
₽8803
₽8203
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%.

-
-
-
15 000
microenterprise

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

-
-
-
150
total
-
-
-
150
Employee
7 559
-
15 000
-
income
1 512
-
3 000
-
total
1 512
-
3 000
-
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%.

7 441
15 000
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Dividends
7 441
15 000
-
-
withholding
372
750
-
-
total
372
750
-
-
Income
15 000
15 000
15 000
15 000
Total tax
1 884
750
3 000
150
After tax
13 116
14 250
12 000
14 850
Living cost
6 047
6 047
6 047
6 047
Free-cash
7 069
8 203
5 953
8 803

Estimated living cost  is ₽6047 per week

₽3748
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽503
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.
₽1631
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
-₽26372
-₽13218
-₽12673
-₽11385
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.

-
-
-
15 000
pensions
-
-
-
2 739
unemployment
-
-
-
23
income
-
-
-
1 722
health
-
-
-
1 476
total
-
-
-
5 960
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.

35 797
-
12 980
-
health
2 312
-
837
-
unemployment
51
-
18
-
pensions
5 549
-
2 012
-
income
6 173
-
1 618
-
total
14 085
-
4 485
-
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.

35 797
-
12 980
-
health
2 384
-
863
-
pensions
3 168
-
1 149
-
unemployment
22
-
8
-
total
5 574
-
2 020
-
Corporate
-
15 000
-
-
income
-
2 850
-
-
total
-
2 850
-
-
Dividends
-
12 150
-
-
withholding
-
1 822
-
-
total
-
1 822
-
-
Income
15 000
15 000
15 000
15 000
Total tax
19 659
4 672
6 505
5 960
After tax
-4 659
10 328
8 495
9 040
Living cost
21 713
21 713
21 713
21 713
Free-cash
-26 372
-11 385
-13 218
-12 673

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
-₽28272
-₽17199
-₽42553
-₽22052
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.

-
-
-
15 000
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.

-
-
-
5 125
total
-
-
-
28 168
Employee
37 135
-
13 593
-
social contributions
3 721
-
1 407
-
income
4 029
-
-
-
total
7 750
-
1 407
-
Employer
37 135
-
13 593
-
social contributions
3 721
-
1 407
-
total
3 721
-
1 407
-
Corporate
-
15 000
-
-
income
-
5 251
-
-
total
-
5 251
-
-
Dividends
-
9 749
-
-
social contributions
2 416
2 416
-
-
total
2 416
2 416
-
-
Income
15 000
15 000
15 000
15 000
Total tax
13 887
7 667
2 814
28 168
After tax
1 113
7 333
12 186
-13 168
Living cost
29 385
29 385
29 385
29 385
Free-cash
-28 272
-22 052
-17 199
-42 553

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
-₽14573
-₽8892
-₽7533
-₽8012
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
-
-
-
15 000
income
-
-
-
2 251
health
-
-
-
1 048
social contributions
-
-
-
2 069
total
-
-
-
5 368
Employee
27 447
-
15 000
-
health
1 916
-
1 048
-
income
4 578
-
3 610
-
social contributions
3 788
-
2 069
-
total
10 282
-
6 727
-
Employer
27 447
-
15 000
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
-
15 000
-
-
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%.

-
750
-
-
total
-
750
-
-
Dividends
-
14 250
-
-
social contributions
1 412
1 966
-
-
withholding
-
2 137
-
-
health
714
994
-
-
total
2 126
5 097
-
-
Income
15 000
15 000
15 000
15 000
Total tax
12 408
5 847
6 727
5 368
After tax
2 592
9 153
8 273
9 632
Living cost
17 165
17 165
17 165
17 165
Free-cash
-14 573
-8 012
-8 892
-7 533

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
-₽29578
-₽15009
-₽15316
-₽12295
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
-
-
-
15 000
income
-
-
-
1 289
health
-
-
-
2 025
social contributions
-
-
-
4 380
solidarity contribution
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
7 694
Employee
33 268
-
11 194
-
health
4 491
-
1 511
-
solidarity contribution
-
-
-
-
income
3 992
-
1 343
-
social contributions
2 162
-
728
-
total
10 645
-
3 582
-
Employer
33 268
-
11 194
-
health
2 994
-
1 007
-
social contributions
8 317
-
2 798
-
total
11 311
-
3 805
-
Corporate
-
15 000
-
-
income
-
2 850
-
-
total
-
2 850
-
-
Dividends
-
12 150
-
-
withholding
-
1 823
-
-
total
-
1 823
-
-
Income
15 000
15 000
15 000
15 000
Total tax
21 956
4 673
7 387
7 694
After tax
-6 956
10 327
7 613
7 306
Living cost
22 622
22 622
22 622
22 622
Free-cash
-29 578
-12 295
-15 009
-15 316

Estimated living cost  is ₽22622 per week

₽16823
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1253
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽391
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.
₽4154
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
₽3060
₽2577
₽5427
₽4827
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%.

-
-
-
15 000
microenterprise

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

-
-
-
150
total
-
-
-
150
Employee
11 779
-
15 000
-
income
2 356
-
3 000
-
total
2 356
-
3 000
-
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%.

3 221
15 000
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Dividends
3 221
15 000
-
-
withholding
161
750
-
-
total
161
750
-
-
Income
15 000
15 000
15 000
15 000
Total tax
2 517
750
3 000
150
After tax
12 483
14 250
12 000
14 850
Living cost
9 423
9 423
9 423
9 423
Free-cash
3 060
4 827
2 577
5 427

Estimated living cost  is ₽9423 per week

₽6377
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽396
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.
₽2335
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
-₽51537
-₽29284
-₽30386
-₽31538
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
-
-
-
15 000
income
-
-
-
-
other
-
-
-
465
health
-
-
-
217
social contributions
-
-
-
427
pensions
-
-
-
5 179
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
6 288
Employee
50 701
-
11 431
-
pensions
5 735
-
1 292
-
income
4 424
-
-
-
social contributions
1 444
-
326
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
11 603
-
1 618
-
Employer
50 701
-
11 431
-
health
3 549
-
800
-
social contributions
152
-
34
-
pensions
8 331
-
1 877
-
unemployment
2 054
-
462
-
other
1 750
-
395
-
total
15 836
-
3 568
-
Corporate
-
15 000
-
-
income
-
4 200
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
4 200
-
-
Dividends
-
10 800
-
-
social contributions
-
1 857
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
withholding
-
1 383
-
-
total
-
3 240
-
-
Income
15 000
15 000
15 000
15 000
Total tax
27 439
7 440
5 186
6 288
After tax
-12 439
7 560
9 814
8 712
Living cost
39 098
39 098
39 098
39 098
Free-cash
-51 537
-31 538
-29 284
-30 386

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
-₽9800
-₽4993
-₽5640
-₽3112
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.

-
-
-
15 000
pensions
-
-
-
3 900
unemployment
-
-
-
225
income
-
-
-
1 020
health
-
-
-
1 545
total
-
-
-
6 690
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
-
12 723
-
health
1 083
-
655
-
unemployment
158
-
95
-
pensions
2 945
-
1 781
-
income
2 899
-
1 235
-
total
7 085
-
3 766
-
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
-
12 723
-
health
1 083
-
655
-
pensions
2 524
-
1 527
-
unemployment
158
-
95
-
total
3 765
-
2 277
-
Corporate
-
15 000
-
-
income
-
2 250
-
-
total
-
2 250
-
-
Dividends
-
12 750
-
-
withholding
-
1 912
-
-
total
-
1 912
-
-
Income
15 000
15 000
15 000
15 000
Total tax
10 850
4 162
6 043
6 690
After tax
4 150
10 838
8 957
8 310
Living cost
13 950
13 950
13 950
13 950
Free-cash
-9 800
-3 112
-4 993
-5 640

Estimated living cost  is ₽13950 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
-₽57259
-₽45577
-₽43464
-₽49518
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
-
-
-
15 000
pensions
-
-
-
1 380
city
-
-
-
156
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.

-
-
-
300
health
-
-
-
184
regional
-
-
-
68
national
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
2 088
Employee
65 974
-
12 702
-
health
149
-
29
-
unemployment
-
-
-
-
city
708
-
127
-
pensions
5 543
-
1 872
-
regional
2 160
-
19
-
national
312
-
-
-
total
8 872
-
2 047
-
Employer
65 974
-
12 702
-
health
149
-
29
-
pensions
5 543
-
1 872
-
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
-
253
-
total
7 011
-
2 154
-
Corporate
-
15 000
-
-
regional
-
3 172
-
-
national
-
1 276
-
-
total
-
4 448
-
-
Dividends
-
10 552
-
-
withholding
-
3 694
-
-
total
-
3 694
-
-
Income
15 000
15 000
15 000
15 000
Total tax
15 883
8 142
4 201
2 088
After tax
-883
6 858
10 799
12 912
Living cost
56 376
56 376
56 376
56 376
Free-cash
-57 259
-49 518
-45 577
-43 464

Estimated living cost  is ₽56376 per week

₽36660
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽5059
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.
₽13964
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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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
-₽35626
-₽21585
-₽18780
-₽20700
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

-
-
-
15 000
municipal
-
-
-
2 701
health
-
-
-
-
national
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
2 701
Employee
42 590
-
12 620
-
health
318
-
-
-
unemployment
639
-
189
-
pensions
2 874
-
853
-
national
704
-
-
-
municipal
6 976
-
2 085
-
total
11 511
-
3 127
-
Employer
42 590
-
12 620
-
health
327
-
97
-
pensions
7 389
-
2 189
-
accident
43
-
12
-
unemployment
277
-
81
-
total
8 036
-
2 379
-
Corporate
-
15 000
-
-
income
-
3 000
-
-
total
-
3 000
-
-
Dividends

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

-
9 000
-
-
municipal
-
1 621
-
-
national
-
-
-
-
total
-
1 621
-
-
Income
15 000
15 000
15 000
15 000
Total tax
19 547
4 621
5 506
2 701
After tax
-4 547
10 379
9 494
12 299
Living cost
31 079
31 079
31 079
31 079
Free-cash
-35 626
-20 700
-21 585
-18 780

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
-₽59762
-₽22546
-₽22112
-₽20863
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
-
-
-
15 000
communal

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

-
-
-
644
social contributions
-
-
-
4 268
national
-
-
-
2 684
total
-
-
-
7 596
Employee

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

57 905
-
11 617
-
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
-
545
-
communal

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

3 020
-
605
-
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
-
101
-
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
-
871
-
national
17 802
-
2 526
-
total
28 390
-
4 648
-
Employer

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

57 905
-
11 617
-
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
-
714
-
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
-
1 029
-
surtax
6 566
-
1 318
-
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
-
152
-
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
-
169
-
total
16 856
-
3 382
-
Corporate
-
15 000
-
-
income
-
3 000
-
-
surtax
-
60
-
-
total
-
3 060
-
-
Dividends
-
11 940
-
-
withholding

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

-
3 287
-
-
total
-
3 287
-
-
Income
15 000
15 000
15 000
15 000
Total tax
45 246
6 347
8 030
7 596
After tax
-30 246
8 653
6 970
7 404
Living cost
29 516
29 516
29 516
29 516
Free-cash
-59 762
-20 863
-22 546
-22 112

Estimated living cost  is ₽29516 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
-₽50367
-₽26895
-₽27428
-₽26716
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
-
-
-
15 000
unemployment
-
-
-
15
municipal
-
-
-
3 177
other
-
-
-
1 743
health
-
-
-
936
national
-
-
-
-
accident
-
-
-
30
pensions
-
-
-
1 621
total
-
-
-
7 522
Employee
49 738
-
11 414
-
national
-
-
-
-
municipal
14 832
-
3 403
-
total
14 832
-
3 403
-
Employer
49 738
-
11 414
-
health
3 059
-
702
-
pensions
5 377
-
1 234
-
accident
100
-
23
-
unemployment
1 313
-
301
-
other
5 780
-
1 326
-
total
15 629
-
3 586
-
Corporate
-
15 000
-
-
income
-
3 300
-
-
total
-
3 300
-
-
Dividends
-
11 700
-
-
withholding
-
3 510
-
-
total
-
3 510
-
-
Income
15 000
15 000
15 000
15 000
Total tax
30 461
6 810
6 989
7 522
After tax
-15 461
8 190
8 011
7 478
Living cost
34 906
34 906
34 906
34 906
Free-cash
-50 367
-26 716
-26 895
-27 428

Estimated living cost  is ₽34906 per week

₽23135
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽3425
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.
₽7817
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
-₽117664
-₽35821
-₽28025
-₽29265
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
-
-
-
15 000
income
-
-
-
2 924
social contributions
-
-
-
1 710
total
-
-
-
4 634
Employee
55 047
-
3 938
-
income
12 142
-
725
-
social contributions
4 514
-
643
-
total
16 656
-
1 368
-
Employer
55 047
-
3 938
-
social contributions
77 617
-
11 062
-
total
77 617
-
11 062
-
Corporate
-
15 000
-
-
income
-
3 300
-
-
total
-
3 300
-
-
Dividends
-
11 700
-
-
income
-
2 574
-
-
total
-
2 574
-
-
Income
15 000
15 000
15 000
15 000
Total tax
94 273
5 874
12 430
4 634
After tax
-79 273
9 126
2 570
10 366
Living cost
38 391
38 391
38 391
38 391
Free-cash
-117 664
-29 265
-35 821
-28 025

Estimated living cost  is ₽38391 per week

₽24910
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽3611
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽489
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.
₽9381
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
-₽25136
-₽22484
-₽16842
-₽29560
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
-
-
-
30 774
income
-
-
-
-
health
-
-
-
785
social contributions
-
-
-
4 801
total
-
-
-
5 586
Employee
62 247
62 247
62 247
-
health
619
1 058
356
-
income
6 537
5 762
6 999
-
social contributions
3 025
5 166
1 742
-
total
10 181
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
15 000
15 000
15 000
15 000
Total tax
13 880
18 304
11 228
5 586
After tax
1 120
-3 304
3 772
9 414
Living cost
26 256
26 256
26 256
26 256
Free-cash
-25 136
-29 560
-22 484
-16 842

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
-₽29485
-₽17548
-₽16975
-₽17696
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
-
-
-
15 000
income
-
-
-
2 990
pensions
-
-
-
50
total
-
-
-
3 040
Employee
39 717
-
14 233
-
health
518
-
-
-
pensions
3 031
-
-
-
income
7 233
-
2 846
-
total
10 782
-
2 846
-
Employer
39 717
-
14 233
-
health
755
-
271
-
pensions
4 013
-
496
-
total
4 768
-
767
-
Corporate
-
15 000
-
-
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.

-
2 850
-
-
total
-
2 850
-
-
Dividends
-
12 150
-
-
withholding
-
911
-
-
total
-
911
-
-
Income
15 000
15 000
15 000
15 000
Total tax
15 550
3 761
3 613
3 040
After tax
-550
11 239
11 387
11 960
Living cost
28 935
28 935
28 935
28 935
Free-cash
-29 485
-17 696
-17 548
-16 975

Estimated living cost  is ₽28935 per week

₽19849
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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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
-₽53215
-₽27210
-₽25758
-₽24348
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
-
-
-
15 000
municipal
-
-
-
78
regional
-
-
-
151
social contributions
-
-
-
6 274
national
-
-
-
2 006
total
-
-
-
8 509
Employee
68 214
-
15 000
-
social contributions
23 001
-
8 225
-
regional
1 030
-
117
-
national
11 528
-
1 558
-
municipal
407
-
61
-
total
35 966
-
9 961
-
Employer
68 214
-
15 000
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
-
15 000
-
-
nationa
-
3 599
-
-
municipal
-
724
-
-
total
-
4 323
-
-
Dividends
-
10 677
-
-
withholding
-
2 776
-
-
total
-
2 776
-
-
Income
15 000
15 000
15 000
15 000
Total tax
35 966
7 099
9 961
8 509
After tax
-20 966
7 901
5 039
6 491
Living cost
32 249
32 249
32 249
32 249
Free-cash
-53 215
-24 348
-27 210
-25 758

Estimated living cost  is ₽32249 per week

₽22653
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
-₽17470
-₽9225
-₽9275
-₽15932
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
-
-
-
15 000
pensions
-
-
-
3 243
income
-
-
-
1 699
other
-
-
-
289
health
-
-
-
1 700
accident
-
-
-
197
total
-
-
-
7 128
Employee
26 974
-
12 460
-
health
3 088
-
1 427
-
pensions
3 037
-
1 403
-
income
3 701
-
1 709
-
total
9 826
-
4 539
-
Employer
26 974
-
12 460
-
pensions
4 386
-
2 026
-
accident
450
-
208
-
unemployment
661
-
305
-
total
5 497
-
2 539
-
Corporate
-
15 000
-
-
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.

-
13 500
-
-
total
-
13 500
-
-
Dividends
-
1 500
-
-
withholding
-
285
-
-
total
-
285
-
-
Income
15 000
15 000
15 000
15 000
Total tax
15 323
13 785
7 078
7 128
After tax
-323
1 215
7 922
7 872
Living cost
17 147
17 147
17 147
17 147
Free-cash
-17 470
-15 932
-9 225
-9 275

Estimated living cost  is ₽17147 per week

₽12568
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.
₽3272
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
-₽25278
-₽21783
-₽21783
-₽23323
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.

-
-
-
15 000
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
-
15 000
-
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
-
15 000
-
-
income
-
2 251
-
-
trade
-
2 152
-
-
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.

-
124
-
-
chamber of commerce
-
144
-
-
total
-
4 671
-
-
Dividends
-
10 328
-
-
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.

-
124
-
-
withholding
-
2 275
-
-
total
-
2 399
-
-
Income
15 000
15 000
15 000
15 000
Total tax
9 025
7 070
5 530
5 530
After tax
5 975
7 930
9 470
9 470
Living cost
31 253
31 253
31 253
31 253
Free-cash
-25 278
-23 323
-21 783
-21 783

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
-₽14352
-₽8233
-₽6641
-₽4841
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.

-
-
-
15 000
income
-
-
-
-
microenterprise
-
-
-
2 251
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
-
-
-
4 800
Employee
23 654
-
12 087
-
income
4 211
-
2 151
-
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
-
1 330
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
6 813
-
3 481
-
Employer
23 654
-
12 087
-
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
-
2 911
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
5 698
-
2 911
-
Corporate
-
15 000
-
-
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%.

-
3 000
-
-
total
-
3 000
-
-
Dividends

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

-
12 000
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Income
15 000
15 000
15 000
15 000
Total tax
12 511
3 000
6 392
4 800
After tax
2 489
12 000
8 608
10 200
Living cost
16 841
16 841
16 841
16 841
Free-cash
-14 352
-4 841
-8 233
-6 641

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
-₽3545
-₽1795
-₽2222
-₽580
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
-
-
-
15 000
income
-
-
-
2 107
health
-
-
-
2 175
pensions
-
-
-
3 000
total
-
-
-
7 282
Employee
15 139
-
12 245
-
health
757
-
612
-
unemployment
151
-
122
-
pensions
1 362
-
1 102
-
income
2 929
-
2 264
-
total
5 199
-
4 100
-
Employer
15 139
-
12 245
-
health
1 438
-
1 163
-
pensions
1 665
-
1 347
-
unemployment
303
-
245
-
total
3 406
-
2 755
-
Corporate
-
15 000
-
-
income
-
3 300
-
-
total
-
3 300
-
-
Dividends
-
11 700
-
-
withholding
-
2 340
-
-
total
-
2 340
-
-
Income
15 000
15 000
15 000
15 000
Total tax
8 605
5 640
6 855
7 282
After tax
6 395
9 360
8 145
7 718
Living cost
9 940
9 940
9 940
9 940
Free-cash
-3 545
-580
-1 795
-2 222

Estimated living cost  is ₽9940 per week

₽5907
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
-₽18001
-₽9870
-₽9582
-₽8747
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
-
-
-
15 000
pensions
-
-
-
3 000
unemployment
-
-
-
184
income
-
-
-
2 151
other
-
-
-
-
health
-
-
-
1 065
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
6 400
Employee
27 261
-
12 392
-
health
696
-
315
-
unemployment
1 897
-
862
-
pensions
1 819
-
826
-
income
4 570
-
2 077
-
other
-
-
-
-
surtax
97
-
-
-
total
9 079
-
4 080
-
Employer
27 261
-
12 392
-
health
1 240
-
564
-
pensions
3 635
-
1 651
-
unemployment
865
-
393
-
other
-
-
-
-
total
5 740
-
2 608
-
Corporate
-
15 000
-
-
income
-
3 900
-
-
total
-
3 900
-
-
Dividends
-
11 100
-
-
withholding
-
1 665
-
-
total
-
1 665
-
-
Income
15 000
15 000
15 000
15 000
Total tax
14 819
5 565
6 688
6 400
After tax
181
9 435
8 312
8 600
Living cost
18 182
18 182
18 182
18 182
Free-cash
-18 001
-8 747
-9 870
-9 582

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
-₽31338
-₽22776
-₽19773
-₽29102
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
-
-
-
15 000
pensions
-
-
-
2 774
chamber of commerce
-
-
-
60
unemployment
- <