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
₽ 156500
per

Your estimated
City
free-cash

Brussels , Belgium
₽54796
₽22459
₽35106
₽41332
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
-
-
-
156 500
social contributions
-
-
-
22 382
communal

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

-
-
-
8 046
national
-
-
-
58 233
total
-
-
-
88 661
Employee

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

64 217
-
121 214
-
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.

3 017
-
5 697
-
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.

4 816
-
9 091
-
communal

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

3 349
-
6 322
-
national
19 743
-
43 859
-
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.

559
-
1 055
-
total
31 484
-
66 024
-
Employer

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

64 217
-
121 214
-
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.

835
-
1 574
-
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.

937
-
1 770
-
surtax
7 281
-
13 745
-
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.

3 949
-
7 455
-
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.

5 690
-
10 740
-
total
18 692
-
35 284
-
Corporate
73 590
156 500
-
-
surtax
295
625
-
-
income
14 718
31 300
-
-
total
15 013
31 925
-
-
Dividends
58 578
124 575
-
-
withholding

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

17 246
37 046
-
-
total
17 246
37 046
-
-
Income
156 500
156 500
156 500
156 500
Total tax
82 435
68 971
101 308
88 661
After tax
74 065
87 529
55 192
67 839
Living cost
32 733
32 733
32 733
32 733
Free-cash
41 332
54 796
22 459
35 106

Estimated living cost  is ₽32733 per week

₽21085
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2862
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽513
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.
₽8275
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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