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
₽ 170000
per

Your estimated
City
free-cash

Brussels , Belgium
₽62817
₽26986
₽41794
₽49873
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
-
-
-
170 000
social contributions
-
-
-
21 886
communal

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

-
-
-
8 887
national
-
-
-
65 426
total
-
-
-
96 199
Employee

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

62 792
-
131 671
-
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.

2 950
-
6 189
-
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.

4 709
-
9 875
-
communal

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

3 275
-
6 868
-
national
19 305
-
48 599
-
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.

546
-
1 146
-
total
30 785
-
72 677
-
Employer

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

62 792
-
131 671
-
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.

816
-
1 711
-
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.

916
-
1 922
-
surtax
7 120
-
14 933
-
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.

3 861
-
8 098
-
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.

5 564
-
11 666
-
total
18 277
-
38 330
-
Corporate
88 931
170 000
-
-
surtax
356
686
-
-
income
17 786
34 308
-
-
total
18 142
34 994
-
-
Dividends
70 788
135 006
-
-
withholding

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

20 916
40 182
-
-
total
20 916
40 182
-
-
Income
170 000
170 000
170 000
170 000
Total tax
88 120
75 176
111 007
96 199
After tax
81 880
94 824
58 993
73 801
Living cost
32 007
32 007
32 007
32 007
Free-cash
49 873
62 817
26 986
41 794

Estimated living cost  is ₽32007 per week

₽20616
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2799
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽501
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.
₽8091
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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