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
₽ 29000
per

Your estimated
City
free-cash

Valencia , Spain
-₽9691
-₽7668
-₽4439
-₽13759
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
-
-
-
29 000
income
-
-
-
3 857
accident
-
-
-
261
unemployment
-
-
-
203
pensions
-
-
-
8 207
other
-
-
-
28
total
-
-
-
12 556
Employee
32 422
-
19 665
-
other
32
-
30
-
income
6 251
-
3 383
-
unemployment
503
-
454
-
pensions
1 524
-
1 376
-
total
8 310
-
5 243
-
Employer
32 422
-
19 665
-
unemployment
1 784
-
1 611
-
pensions
7 651
-
6 911
-
other
260
-
235
-
accident
642
-
579
-
total
10 337
-
9 336
-
Corporate
-
29 000
-
-
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.

-
4 350
-
-
total
-
4 350
-
-
Dividends
-
24 650
-
-
withholding
-
4 977
-
-
total
-
4 977
-
-
Income
29 000
29 000
29 000
29 000
Total tax
18 647
9 327
14 579
12 556
After tax
10 353
19 673
14 421
16 444
Living cost
24 112
24 112
24 112
24 112
Free-cash
-13 759
-4 439
-9 691
-7 668

Estimated living cost  is ₽24112 per week

₽16275
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2318
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽423
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.
₽5097
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
-₽6365
-₽7662
-₽2058
-₽10861
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
-
-
-
29 000
income
-
-
-
3 684
health
-
-
-
1 276
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.

-
-
-
6 960
other
-
-
-
1 378
total
-
-
-
13 298
Employee
31 838
-
23 163
-
income
5 481
-
3 987
-
health
446
-
324
-
unemployment
318
-
231
-
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.

2 228
-
1 622
-
total
8 473
-
6 164
-
Employer
31 838
-
23 163
-
unemployment
318
-
231
-
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.

5 413
-
3 939
-
other
1 592
-
1 158
-
accident
255
-
185
-
health
446
-
324
-
total
8 024
-
5 837
-
Corporate
-
29 000
-
-
income
-
6 090
-
-
total
-
6 090
-
-
Dividends
-
22 910
-
-
withholding
-
1 604
-
-
total
-
1 604
-
-
Income
29 000
29 000
29 000
29 000
Total tax
16 497
7 694
12 001
13 298
After tax
12 503
21 306
16 999
15 702
Living cost
23 364
23 364
23 364
23 364
Free-cash
-10 861
-2 058
-6 365
-7 662

Estimated living cost  is ₽23364 per week

₽16508
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1577
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽376
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.
₽4902
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
₽6835
₽5435
₽13322
₽9257
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
-
-
-
29 000
income
-
-
-
4 350
health
-
-
-
3 334
unemployment
-
-
-
116
pensions

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

-
-
-
4 292
total
-
-
-
12 092
Employee
15 192
-
24 243
-
income
1 519
-
2 424
-
health
699
-
1 116
-
accident

We are using the highest rate at 1.1%.

167
-
267
-
pensions

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

1 334
-
2 129
-
total
3 719
-
5 936
-
Employer
15 192
-
24 243
-
unemployment
91
-
145
-
pensions

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

1 674
-
2 671
-
accident

We are using the highest rate at 1.1%.

167
-
267
-
health
1 049
-
1 673
-
total
2 981
-
4 756
-
Corporate
10 827
29 000
-
-
income
1 083
2 900
-
-
total
1 083
2 900
-
-
Dividends
9 744
26 100
-
-
withholding
487
1 305
-
-
total
487
1 305
-
-
Income
29 000
29 000
29 000
29 000
Total tax
8 270
4 205
10 692
12 092
After tax
20 730
24 795
18 308
16 908
Living cost
11 473
11 473
11 473
11 473
Free-cash
9 257
13 322
6 835
5 435

Estimated living cost  is ₽11473 per week

₽6698
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽819
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽304
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.
₽3652
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
-₽11377
-₽12139
-₽15383
-₽20247
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
-
-
-
29 000
income
-
-
-
231
social contributions
-
-
-
827
health
-
-
-
251
surtax
-
-
-
-
pensions
-
-
-
8 931
other
-
-
-
899
total
-
-
-
11 139
Employee
37 528
-
22 098
-
income
2 215
-
349
-
social contributions
1 070
-
629
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
pensions
4 243
-
2 498
-
total
7 528
-
3 476
-
Employer
37 528
-
22 098
-
unemployment
1 519
-
895
-
social contributions
113
-
67
-
pensions
6 165
-
3 629
-
other
1 295
-
762
-
health
2 627
-
1 548
-
total
11 719
-
6 901
-
Corporate
-
29 000
-
-
income
-
8 120
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
8 120
-
-
Dividends
-
20 880
-
-
withholding
-
2 672
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
social contributions
-
3 591
-
-
total
-
6 263
-
-
Income
29 000
29 000
29 000
29 000
Total tax
19 247
14 383
10 377
11 139
After tax
9 753
14 617
18 623
17 861
Living cost
30 000
30 000
30 000
30 000
Free-cash
-20 247
-15 383
-11 377
-12 139

Estimated living cost  is ₽30000 per week

₽18916
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2439
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽511
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.
₽8135
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
-₽58073
-₽20014
-₽53151
-₽58073
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
-
-
-
29 000
income
-
-
-
2 611
health
-
-
-
4 451
pensions
-
-
-
5 220
total
-
-
-
12 282
Employee
74 879
74 879
74 879
-
income

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

12 257
12 257
12 257
-
health
11 493
9 776
11 493
-
pensions
13 478
10 273
13 478
-
total
37 228
32 306
37 228
-
Employer
74 879
74 879
74 879
-
unemployment
2 696
2 696
2 696
-
pensions
5 212
5 212
5 212
-
health
5 205
5 205
5 205
-
total
13 113
13 113
13 113
-
Corporate
-
-
-
-
income
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Dividends
-
-
-
-
withholding
-
-
-
-
income
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Income
29 000
29 000
29 000
29 000
Total tax
50 341
45 419
50 341
12 282
After tax
-21 341
-16 419
-21 341
16 718
Living cost
36 732
36 732
36 732
36 732
Free-cash
-58 073
-53 151
-58 073
-20 014

Estimated living cost  is ₽36732 per week

₽26031
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽3311
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽584
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.
₽6806
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
-₽5068
-₽5068
-₽11729
-₽4538
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.

-
-
-
29 000
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.

-
-
-
1 439
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.

-
-
-
5 990
trade
-
-
-
-
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.

-
-
-
80
total
-
-
-
7 509
Employee

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

33 538
-
29 000
-
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.

937
-
1 439
-
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.

5 990
-
5 990
-
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.

52
-
80
-
total
6 979
-
7 509
-
Employer
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
-
29 000
-
-
chamber of commerce
-
175
-
-
income
-
4 350
-
-
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.

-
240
-
-
trade
-
4 568
-
-
total
-
9 333
-
-
Dividends
-
19 668
-
-
withholding
-
4 584
-
-
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.

-
253
-
-
total
-
4 837
-
-
Income
29 000
29 000
29 000
29 000
Total tax
6 979
14 170
7 509
7 509
After tax
22 021
14 830
21 491
21 491
Living cost
26 559
26 559
26 559
26 559
Free-cash
-4 538
-11 729
-5 068
-5 068

Estimated living cost  is ₽26559 per week

₽16706
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽3097
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽496
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.
₽6260
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
-₽4083
₽2648
-₽11130
-₽4830
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
-
-
-
33 334
income
-
-
-
-
social contributions
-
-
-
5 200
health
-
-
-
850
total
-
-
-
6 050
Employee
67 426
67 426
67 426
-
income
7 342
6 242
7 475
-
social contributions
2 549
5 596
2 185
-
health
522
1 146
448
-
total
10 413
12 984
10 108
-
Employer
67 426
67 426
67 426
-
social contributions
2 549
5 596
2 185
-
health
567
1 248
488
-
total
3 116
6 844
2 673
-
Corporate
-
-
-
-
income
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Dividends
-
-
-
-
withholding
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Income
29 000
29 000
29 000
29 000
Total tax
13 529
19 828
12 781
6 050
After tax
15 471
9 172
16 219
22 950
Living cost
20 302
20 302
20 302
20 302
Free-cash
-4 830
-11 130
-4 083
2 648

Estimated living cost  is ₽20302 per week

₽12167
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1992
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽449
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.
₽5694
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
-₽10610
-₽10273
-₽11009
-₽20906
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.

-
-
-
29 000
income
-
-
-
1 692
social contributions

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

-
-
-
10 077
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
11 769
Employee
40 328
-
23 434
-
income
8 388
-
3 962
-
social contributions
4 436
-
2 578
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
12 824
-
6 540
-
Employer
40 328
-
23 434
-
social contributions
9 578
-
5 566
-
total
9 578
-
5 566
-
Corporate
-
29 000
-
-
income
-
6 090
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
6 090
-
-
Dividends
-
22 910
-
-
withholding
-
6 415
-
-
total
-
6 415
-
-
Income
29 000
29 000
29 000
29 000
Total tax
22 402
12 505
12 106
11 769
After tax
6 598
16 495
16 894
17 231
Living cost
27 504
27 504
27 504
27 504
Free-cash
-20 906
-11 009
-10 610
-10 273

Estimated living cost  is ₽27504 per week

₽20579
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1622
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽459
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.
₽4844
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
₽16915
₽22425
₽21265
₽20087
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%.

-
-
-
29 000
microenterprise

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

-
-
-
290
total
-
-
-
290
Employee
7 857
-
29 000
-
income
1 571
-
5 800
-
total
1 571
-
5 800
-
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%.

21 143
29 000
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Dividends
21 143
29 000
-
-
withholding
1 057
1 450
-
-
total
1 057
1 450
-
-
Income
29 000
29 000
29 000
29 000
Total tax
2 628
1 450
5 800
290
After tax
26 372
27 550
23 200
28 710
Living cost
6 285
6 285
6 285
6 285
Free-cash
20 087
21 265
16 915
22 425

Estimated living cost  is ₽6285 per week

₽3895
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽522
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽173
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.
₽1695
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
-₽7781
-₽6861
-₽3552
-₽15812
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.

-
-
-
29 000
income
-
-
-
4 149
health
-
-
-
2 854
unemployment
-
-
-
43
pensions
-
-
-
5 296
total
-
-
-
12 342
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.

38 775
-
25 093
-
income
6 687
-
3 810
-
health
2 504
-
1 621
-
unemployment
55
-
35
-
pensions
6 010
-
3 889
-
total
15 256
-
9 355
-
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.

38 775
-
25 093
-
unemployment
23
-
15
-
pensions
3 431
-
2 221
-
health
2 583
-
1 671
-
total
6 037
-
3 907
-
Corporate
-
29 000
-
-
income
-
5 509
-
-
total
-
5 509
-
-
Dividends
-
23 491
-
-
withholding
-
3 524
-
-
total
-
3 524
-
-
Income
29 000
29 000
29 000
29 000
Total tax
21 293
9 033
13 262
12 342
After tax
7 707
19 967
15 738
16 658
Living cost
23 519
23 519
23 519
23 519
Free-cash
-15 812
-3 552
-7 781
-6 861

Estimated living cost  is ₽23519 per week

₽16141
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1508
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽456
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.
₽5416
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
-₽9398
-₽33499
-₽15807
-₽17872
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.

-
-
-
29 000
income
-
-
-
24 960
health

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

-
-
-
5 709
total
-
-
-
30 669
Employee
40 225
-
26 359
-
social contributions
4 030
-
2 641
-
income
4 365
-
1 286
-
total
8 395
-
3 927
-
Employer
40 225
-
26 359
-
social contributions
4 030
-
2 641
-
total
4 030
-
2 641
-
Corporate
-
29 000
-
-
income
-
10 150
-
-
total
-
10 150
-
-
Dividends
-
18 850
-
-
social contributions
2 617
2 827
-
-
total
2 617
2 827
-
-
Income
29 000
29 000
29 000
29 000
Total tax
15 042
12 977
6 568
30 669
After tax
13 958
16 023
22 432
-1 669
Living cost
31 830
31 830
31 830
31 830
Free-cash
-17 872
-15 807
-9 398
-33 499

Estimated living cost  is ₽31830 per week

₽20966
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2509
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽488
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.
₽7866
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
-₽409
₽32
-₽901
-₽3033
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
-
-
-
29 000
income
-
-
-
4 350
social contributions
-
-
-
4 002
health
-
-
-
2 023
total
-
-
-
10 375
Employee
29 730
-
29 000
-
income
4 959
-
4 791
-
social contributions
4 103
-
4 002
-
health
2 075
-
2 023
-
total
11 137
-
10 816
-
Employer
29 730
-
29 000
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
-
29 000
-
-
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%.

-
1 449
-
-
total
-
1 449
-
-
Dividends
-
27 551
-
-
withholding
-
4 133
-
-
health
774
1 924
-
-
social contributions
1 529
3 802
-
-
total
2 303
9 859
-
-
Income
29 000
29 000
29 000
29 000
Total tax
13 440
11 308
10 816
10 375
After tax
15 560
17 692
18 184
18 625
Living cost
18 593
18 593
18 593
18 593
Free-cash
-3 033
-901
-409
32

Estimated living cost  is ₽18593 per week

₽12443
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1146
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽428
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.
₽4574
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
-₽9044
-₽9636
-₽3793
-₽17821
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
-
-
-
29 000
income
-
-
-
2 493
social contributions
-
-
-
8 468
solidarity contribution
-
-
-
-
health
-
-
-
3 915
total
-
-
-
14 876
Employee
34 941
-
21 642
-
solidarity contribution
-
-
-
-
income
4 193
-
2 597
-
social contributions
2 271
-
1 407
-
health
4 717
-
2 922
-
total
11 181
-
6 926
-
Employer
34 941
-
21 642
-
social contributions
8 735
-
5 410
-
health
3 145
-
1 948
-
total
11 880
-
7 358
-
Corporate
-
29 000
-
-
income
-
5 510
-
-
total
-
5 510
-
-
Dividends
-
23 490
-
-
withholding
-
3 523
-
-
total
-
3 523
-
-
Income
29 000
29 000
29 000
29 000
Total tax
23 061
9 033
14 284
14 876
After tax
5 939
19 967
14 716
14 124
Living cost
23 760
23 760
23 760
23 760
Free-cash
-17 821
-3 793
-9 044
-9 636

Estimated living cost  is ₽23760 per week

₽17669
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1316
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽411
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.
₽4363
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
₽13405
₽18915
₽17755
₽15918
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%.

-
-
-
29 000
microenterprise

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

-
-
-
290
total
-
-
-
290
Employee
12 243
-
29 000
-
income
2 449
-
5 800
-
total
2 449
-
5 800
-
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%.

16 757
29 000
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Dividends
16 757
29 000
-
-
withholding
838
1 450
-
-
total
838
1 450
-
-
Income
29 000
29 000
29 000
29 000
Total tax
3 287
1 450
5 800
290
After tax
25 713
27 550
23 200
28 710
Living cost
9 795
9 795
9 795
9 795
Free-cash
15 918
17 755
13 405
18 915

Estimated living cost  is ₽9795 per week

₽6628
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽411
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽328
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.
₽2427
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
-₽23728
-₽24490
-₽27734
-₽43072
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
-
-
-
29 000
income
-
-
-
231
social contributions
-
-
-
827
health
-
-
-
251
surtax
-
-
-
-
pensions
-
-
-
8 931
other
-
-
-
899
total
-
-
-
11 139
Employee
54 919
-
22 098
-
income
4 792
-
349
-
social contributions
1 564
-
629
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
pensions
6 212
-
2 498
-
total
12 568
-
3 476
-
Employer
54 919
-
22 098
-
unemployment
2 225
-
895
-
social contributions
165
-
67
-
pensions
9 024
-
3 629
-
other
1 895
-
762
-
health
3 844
-
1 548
-
total
17 153
-
6 901
-
Corporate
-
29 000
-
-
income
-
8 120
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
8 120
-
-
Dividends
-
20 880
-
-
withholding
-
2 672
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
social contributions
-
3 591
-
-
total
-
6 263
-
-
Income
29 000
29 000
29 000
29 000
Total tax
29 721
14 383
10 377
11 139
After tax
-721
14 617
18 623
17 861
Living cost
42 351
42 351
42 351
42 351
Free-cash
-43 072
-27 734
-23 728
-24 490

Estimated living cost  is ₽42351 per week

₽28662
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽3464
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽581
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.
₽9643
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
₽1077
-₽171
₽5830
₽1528
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.

-
-
-
29 000
income
-
-
-
3 086
health
-
-
-
2 987
unemployment
-
-
-
435
pensions
-
-
-
7 540
total
-
-
-
14 048
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.

22 804
-
24 597
-
income
3 143
-
3 502
-
health
1 174
-
1 267
-
unemployment
171
-
184
-
pensions
3 193
-
3 444
-
total
7 681
-
8 397
-
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.

22 804
-
24 597
-
unemployment
171
-
184
-
pensions
2 736
-
2 952
-
health
1 174
-
1 267
-
total
4 081
-
4 403
-
Corporate
2 114
29 000
-
-
income
317
4 350
-
-
total
317
4 350
-
-
Dividends
1 797
24 650
-
-
withholding
270
3 697
-
-
total
270
3 697
-
-
Income
29 000
29 000
29 000
29 000
Total tax
12 349
8 047
12 800
14 048
After tax
16 651
20 953
16 200
14 952
Living cost
15 123
15 123
15 123
15 123
Free-cash
1 528
5 830
1 077
-171

Estimated living cost  is ₽15123 per week

₽10182
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1170
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽438
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.
₽3333
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
-₽38612
-₽36360
-₽47947
-₽49453
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
-
-
-
29 000
regional
-
-
-
379
national
-
-
-
22
health
-
-
-
200
city
-
-
-
303
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.

-
-
-
580
pensions
-
-
-
2 668
total
-
-
-
4 152
Employee
71 629
-
25 540
-
regional
2 345
-
288
-
city
769
-
269
-
health
162
-
58
-
unemployment
-
-
-
-
national
339
-
-
-
pensions
6 018
-
2 610
-
total
9 633
-
3 225
-
Employer
71 629
-
25 540
-
unemployment
-
-
-
-
pensions
6 018
-
2 610
-
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.

1 432
-
511
-
health
162
-
58
-
total
7 612
-
3 179
-
Corporate
-
29 000
-
-
regional
-
6 134
-
-
national
-
2 465
-
-
total
-
8 599
-
-
Dividends
-
20 401
-
-
withholding
-
7 140
-
-
total
-
7 140
-
-
Income
29 000
29 000
29 000
29 000
Total tax
17 245
15 739
6 404
4 152
After tax
11 755
13 261
22 596
24 848
Living cost
61 208
61 208
61 208
61 208
Free-cash
-49 453
-47 947
-38 612
-36 360

Estimated living cost  is ₽61208 per week

₽39803
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽5493
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽751
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.
₽15161
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
-₽15319
-₽9950
-₽13598
-₽25837
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

-
-
-
29 000
municipal
-
-
-
5 205
national
-
-
-
-
health
-
-
-
80
total
-
-
-
5 285
Employee
46 133
-
24 396
-
health
344
-
10
-
unemployment
692
-
366
-
national
762
-
-
-
municipal
7 556
-
4 027
-
pensions
3 113
-
1 647
-
total
12 467
-
6 050
-
Employer
46 133
-
24 396
-
unemployment
300
-
158
-
pensions
8 004
-
4 233
-
accident
47
-
25
-
health
354
-
188
-
total
8 705
-
4 604
-
Corporate
-
29 000
-
-
income
-
5 801
-
-
total
-
5 801
-
-
Dividends

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

-
17 400
-
-
national
-
-
-
-
municipal
-
3 132
-
-
total
-
3 132
-
-
Income
29 000
29 000
29 000
29 000
Total tax
21 172
8 933
10 654
5 285
After tax
7 828
20 067
18 346
23 715
Living cost
33 665
33 665
33 665
33 665
Free-cash
-25 837
-13 598
-15 319
-9 950

Estimated living cost  is ₽33665 per week

₽21990
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽3238
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.
₽7902
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

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
-₽18494
-₽13736
-₽15494
-₽51979
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
-
-
-
29 000
national
-
-
-
7 752
social contributions
-
-
-
1 354
communal

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

-
-
-
1 659
total
-
-
-
10 765
Employee

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

62 722
-
22 462
-
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.

2 947
-
1 055
-
communal

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

3 271
-
1 171
-
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
-
195
-
national
19 283
-
4 882
-
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.

4 704
-
1 684
-
total
30 751
-
8 987
-
Employer

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

62 722
-
22 462
-
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.

915
-
328
-
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.

5 558
-
1 990
-
surtax
7 112
-
2 546
-
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.

815
-
291
-
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.

3 857
-
1 381
-
total
18 257
-
6 536
-
Corporate
-
29 000
-
-
income
-
5 801
-
-
surtax
-
116
-
-
total
-
5 917
-
-
Dividends
-
23 083
-
-
withholding

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

-
6 606
-
-
total
-
6 606
-
-
Income
29 000
29 000
29 000
29 000
Total tax
49 008
12 523
15 523
10 765
After tax
-20 008
16 477
13 477
18 235
Living cost
31 971
31 971
31 971
31 971
Free-cash
-51 979
-15 494
-18 494
-13 736

Estimated living cost  is ₽31971 per week

₽20594
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2795
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.
₽8082
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
-₽20361
-₽21392
-₽20014
-₽38129
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
-
-
-
29 000
municipal
-
-
-
6 142
national
-
-
-
-
health
-
-
-
1 810
accident
-
-
-
58
unemployment
-
-
-
29
pensions
-
-
-
3 135
other
-
-
-
3 370
total
-
-
-
14 544
Employee
51 080
-
22 067
-
national
-
-
-
-
municipal
15 232
-
6 580
-
total
15 232
-
6 580
-
Employer
51 080
-
22 067
-
unemployment
1 348
-
583
-
pensions
5 522
-
2 385
-
other
5 936
-
2 564
-
accident
102
-
44
-
health
3 141
-
1 357
-
total
16 049
-
6 933
-
Corporate
-
29 000
-
-
income
-
6 380
-
-
total
-
6 380
-
-
Dividends
-
22 620
-
-
withholding
-
6 786
-
-
total
-
6 786
-
-
Income
29 000
29 000
29 000
29 000
Total tax
31 281
13 166
13 513
14 544
After tax
-2 281
15 834
15 487
14 456
Living cost
35 848
35 848
35 848
35 848
Free-cash
-38 129
-20 014
-20 361
-21 392

Estimated living cost  is ₽35848 per week

₽23759
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽3518
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽544
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.
₽8027
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
-₽22360
-₽18775
-₽21172
-₽105133
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
-
-
-
29 000
income
-
-
-
5 653
social contributions
-
-
-
3 306
total
-
-
-
8 959
Employee
55 657
-
3 880
-
income
12 277
-
710
-
social contributions
4 564
-
650
-
total
16 841
-
1 360
-
Employer
55 657
-
3 880
-
social contributions
78 476
-
11 184
-
total
78 476
-
11 184
-
Corporate
-
29 000
-
-
income
-
6 380
-
-
total
-
6 380
-
-
Dividends
-
22 620
-
-
income
-
4 976
-
-
total
-
4 976
-
-
Income
29 000
29 000
29 000
29 000
Total tax
95 317
11 356
12 544
8 959
After tax
-66 317
17 644
16 456
20 041
Living cost
38 816
38 816
38 816
38 816
Free-cash
-105 133
-21 172
-22 360
-18 775

Estimated living cost  is ₽38816 per week

₽25185
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽3651
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.
₽9485
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
-₽12222
-₽5491
-₽19269
-₽14474
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
-
-
-
33 334
income
-
-
-
-
social contributions
-
-
-
5 200
health
-
-
-
850
total
-
-
-
6 050
Employee
67 426
67 426
67 426
-
income
7 080
6 242
7 475
-
social contributions
3 276
5 596
2 185
-
health
671
1 146
448
-
total
11 027
12 984
10 108
-
Employer
67 426
67 426
67 426
-
social contributions
3 276
5 596
2 185
-
health
730
1 248
488
-
total
4 006
6 844
2 673
-
Corporate
-
-
-
-
income
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Dividends
-
-
-
-
withholding
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Income
29 000
29 000
29 000
29 000
Total tax
15 033
19 828
12 781
6 050
After tax
13 967
9 172
16 219
22 950
Living cost
28 441
28 441
28 441
28 441
Free-cash
-14 474
-19 269
-12 222
-5 491

Estimated living cost  is ₽28441 per week

₽19442
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2221
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽478
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.
₽6300
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
-₽11751
-₽9470
-₽9994
-₽19772
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
-
-
-
29 000
income
-
-
-
5 564
pensions
-
-
-
1 183
total
-
-
-
6 747
Employee
43 544
-
26 457
-
income
7 930
-
4 994
-
health
568
-
218
-
pensions
3 324
-
1 273
-
total
11 822
-
6 485
-
Employer
43 544
-
26 457
-
pensions
4 399
-
2 041
-
health
828
-
502
-
total
5 227
-
2 543
-
Corporate
-
29 000
-
-
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.

-
5 509
-
-
total
-
5 509
-
-
Dividends
-
23 491
-
-
withholding
-
1 762
-
-
total
-
1 762
-
-
Income
29 000
29 000
29 000
29 000
Total tax
17 049
7 271
9 028
6 747
After tax
11 951
21 729
19 972
22 253
Living cost
31 723
31 723
31 723
31 723
Free-cash
-19 772
-9 994
-11 751
-9 470

Estimated living cost  is ₽31723 per week

₽21762
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2917
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽397
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.
₽6645
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
-₽20638
-₽18913
-₽19656
-₽44891
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
-
-
-
29 000
municipal
-
-
-
195
regional
-
-
-
373
national
-
-
-
4 955
social contributions
-
-
-
7 458
total
-
-
-
12 981
Employee
73 889
-
29 000
-
regional
1 116
-
333
-
social contributions
24 915
-
9 779
-
national
12 487
-
4 421
-
municipal
441
-
173
-
total
38 959
-
14 706
-
Employer
73 889
-
29 000
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
-
29 000
-
-
nationa
-
6 960
-
-
municipal
-
1 398
-
-
total
-
8 358
-
-
Dividends
-
20 642
-
-
withholding
-
5 366
-
-
total
-
5 366
-
-
Income
29 000
29 000
29 000
29 000
Total tax
38 959
13 724
14 706
12 981
After tax
-9 959
15 276
14 294
16 019
Living cost
34 932
34 932
34 932
34 932
Free-cash
-44 891
-19 656
-20 638
-18 913

Estimated living cost  is ₽34932 per week

₽24537
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2403
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽527
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.
₽7463
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
-₽2736
₽1102
-₽15702
-₽5182
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
-
-
-
29 000
income
-
-
-
4 133
health
-
-
-
1 789
accident
-
-
-
207
pensions
-
-
-
3 414
other
-
-
-
304
total
-
-
-
9 847
Employee
28 396
-
24 090
-
income
3 896
-
3 305
-
health
3 251
-
2 758
-
pensions
3 197
-
2 713
-
total
10 344
-
8 776
-
Employer
28 396
-
24 090
-
unemployment
696
-
590
-
pensions
4 617
-
3 917
-
accident
474
-
402
-
total
5 787
-
4 909
-
Corporate
-
29 000
-
-
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.

-
26 100
-
-
total
-
26 100
-
-
Dividends
-
2 900
-
-
withholding
-
551
-
-
total
-
551
-
-
Income
29 000
29 000
29 000
29 000
Total tax
16 131
26 651
13 685
9 847
After tax
12 869
2 349
15 315
19 153
Living cost
18 051
18 051
18 051
18 051
Free-cash
-5 182
-15 702
-2 736
1 102

Estimated living cost  is ₽18051 per week

₽13230
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1000
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽377
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.
₽3445
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
-₽12362
-₽12362
-₽18725
-₽14629
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.

-
-
-
29 000
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.

-
-
-
1 439
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.

-
-
-
5 990
trade
-
-
-
-
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.

-
-
-
80
total
-
-
-
7 509
Employee

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

43 629
-
29 000
-
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.

3 588
-
1 439
-
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.

5 990
-
5 990
-
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.

198
-
80
-
total
9 776
-
7 509
-
Employer
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
-
29 000
-
-
chamber of commerce
-
176
-
-
income
-
4 350
-
-
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.

-
240
-
-
trade
-
4 162
-
-
total
-
8 928
-
-
Dividends
-
20 073
-
-
withholding
-
4 686
-
-
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.

-
258
-
-
total
-
4 944
-
-
Income
29 000
29 000
29 000
29 000
Total tax
9 776
13 872
7 509
7 509
After tax
19 224
15 128
21 491
21 491
Living cost
33 853
33 853
33 853
33 853
Free-cash
-14 629
-18 725
-12 362
-12 362

Estimated living cost  is ₽33853 per week

₽23352
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽3642
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽491
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.
₽6366
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
-₽1602
₽3647
₽4957
-₽2794
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.

-
-
-
29 000
microenterprise
-
-
-
4 350
income
-
-
-
-
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.

-
-
-
2 761
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
7 111
Employee
25 622
-
23 371
-
income
4 561
-
4 160
-
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.

2 819
-
2 571
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
7 380
-
6 731
-
Employer
25 622
-
23 371
-
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.

6 172
-
5 629
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
6 172
-
5 629
-
Corporate
-
29 000
-
-
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%.

-
5 801
-
-
total
-
5 801
-
-
Dividends

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

-
23 199
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Income
29 000
29 000
29 000
29 000
Total tax
13 552
5 801
12 360
7 111
After tax
15 448
23 199
16 640
21 889
Living cost
18 242
18 242
18 242
18 242
Free-cash
-2 794
4 957
-1 602
3 647

Estimated living cost  is ₽18242 per week

₽11638
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1737
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽414
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.
₽4453
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
₽3970
₽3148
₽6755
₽4890
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
-
-
-
29 000
income
-
-
-
4 506
health
-
-
-
4 205
pensions
-
-
-
5 800
total
-
-
-
14 511
Employee
17 274
-
23 673
-
income
3 342
-
4 810
-
health
864
-
1 184
-
unemployment
173
-
237
-
pensions
1 555
-
2 131
-
total
5 934
-
8 362
-
Employer
17 274
-
23 673
-
unemployment
346
-
474
-
pensions
1 900
-
2 604
-
health
1 641
-
2 249
-
total
3 887
-
5 327
-
Corporate
7 839
29 000
-
-
income
1 725
6 380
-
-
total
1 725
6 380
-
-
Dividends
6 115
22 620
-
-
withholding
1 223
4 524
-
-
total
1 223
4 524
-
-
Income
29 000
29 000
29 000
29 000
Total tax
12 769
10 904
13 689
14 511
After tax
16 231
18 096
15 311
14 489
Living cost
11 341
11 341
11 341
11 341
Free-cash
4 890
6 755
3 970
3 148

Estimated living cost  is ₽11341 per week

₽6740
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽919
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽260
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.
₽3422
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
-₽3632
-₽2964
-₽1455
-₽6746
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
-
-
-
29 000
income
-
-
-
4 188
health
-
-
-
2 058
unemployment
-
-
-
200
surtax
-
-
-
22
pensions
-
-
-
5 801
other
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
12 269
Employee
29 529
-
23 958
-
other
-
-
-
-
income
4 950
-
4 017
-
health
754
-
612
-
unemployment
2 055
-
1 667
-
surtax
105
-
2
-
pensions
1 970
-
1 597
-
total
9 834
-
7 895
-
Employer
29 529
-
23 958
-
unemployment
937
-
759
-
pensions
3 937
-
3 193
-
other
-
-
-
-
health
1 343
-
1 090
-
total
6 217
-
5 042
-
Corporate
-
29 000
-
-
income
-
7 540
-
-
total
-
7 540
-
-
Dividends
-
21 460
-
-
withholding
-
3 220
-
-
total
-
3 220
-
-
Income
29 000
29 000
29 000
29 000
Total tax
16 051
10 760
12 937
12 269
After tax
12 949
18 240
16 063
16 731
Living cost
19 695
19 695
19 695
19 695
Free-cash
-6 746
-1 455
-3 632
-2 964

Estimated living cost  is ₽19695 per week

₽11891
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1712
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.
₽5636
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
-₽18037
-₽12052
-₽18769
-₽21194
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
-
-
-
29 000
income
-
-
-
-
chamber of commerce
-
-
-
116