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
₽ 175000
per

Your estimated
City
free-cash

Berlin , Germany
₽64273
₽80930
₽60258
₽72981
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.

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-
-
175 000
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.

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-
-
4 547
trade
-
-
-
20 672
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.

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-
-
60 500
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.

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-
-
3 328
total
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-
-
89 047
Employee

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

33 116
-
175 000
-
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.

4 547
-
4 547
-
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.

150
-
3 328
-
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.

2 723
-
60 500
-
total
7 420
-
68 375
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Employer
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-
total
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-
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Corporate
141 884
175 000
-
-
trade
20 360
25 113
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-
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.

1 171
1 444
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-
chamber of commerce
309
357
-
-
income
21 283
26 251
-
-
total
43 123
53 165
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-
Dividends
98 761
121 836
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-
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.

1 344
1 661
-
-
withholding
24 437
30 206
-
-
total
25 781
31 867
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-
Income
175 000
175 000
175 000
175 000
Total tax
76 324
85 032
68 375
89 047
After tax
98 676
89 968
106 625
85 953
Living cost
25 695
25 695
25 695
25 695
Free-cash
72 981
64 273
80 930
60 258

Estimated living cost  is ₽25695 per week

₽17725
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2765
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽373
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.
₽4832
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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