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
₽ 34500
per

Your estimated
City
free-cash

Valencia , Spain
-₽3526
-₽3378
₽645
-₽5769
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
-
-
-
34 500
income
-
-
-
4 821
accident
-
-
-
310
unemployment
-
-
-
241
pensions
-
-
-
9 763
other
-
-
-
34
total
-
-
-
15 169
Employee
30 535
-
25 708
-
other
30
-
28
-
income
5 887
-
4 774
-
unemployment
473
-
428
-
pensions
1 435
-
1 296
-
total
7 825
-
6 526
-
Employer
30 535
-
25 708
-
unemployment
1 680
-
1 517
-
pensions
7 206
-
6 508
-
other
244
-
221
-
accident
605
-
545
-
total
9 735
-
8 791
-
Corporate
-
34 500
-
-
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.

-
5 175
-
-
total
-
5 175
-
-
Dividends
-
29 325
-
-
withholding
-
5 971
-
-
total
-
5 971
-
-
Income
34 500
34 500
34 500
34 500
Total tax
17 560
11 146
15 317
15 169
After tax
16 940
23 354
19 183
19 331
Living cost
22 709
22 709
22 709
22 709
Free-cash
-5 769
645
-3 526
-3 378

Estimated living cost  is ₽22709 per week

₽15328
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2183
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽398
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.
₽4800
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
-₽1784
-₽3326
₽3343
-₽3041
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
-
-
-
34 500
income
-
-
-
4 382
health
-
-
-
1 519
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.

-
-
-
8 281
other
-
-
-
1 639
total
-
-
-
15 821
Employee
29 984
-
27 554
-
income
5 162
-
4 744
-
health
420
-
386
-
unemployment
299
-
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.

2 098
-
1 928
-
total
7 979
-
7 334
-
Employer
29 984
-
27 554
-
unemployment
299
-
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.

5 098
-
4 684
-
other
1 500
-
1 378
-
accident
240
-
221
-
health
420
-
386
-
total
7 557
-
6 945
-
Corporate
-
34 500
-
-
income
-
7 245
-
-
total
-
7 245
-
-
Dividends
-
27 255
-
-
withholding
-
1 907
-
-
total
-
1 907
-
-
Income
34 500
34 500
34 500
34 500
Total tax
15 536
9 152
14 279
15 821
After tax
18 964
25 348
20 221
18 679
Living cost
22 005
22 005
22 005
22 005
Free-cash
-3 041
3 343
-1 784
-3 326

Estimated living cost  is ₽22005 per week

₽15548
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1486
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽354
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.
₽4617
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
₽10954
₽10796
₽18670
₽14833
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
-
-
-
34 500
income
-
-
-
5 175
health
-
-
-
3 317
unemployment
-
-
-
115
pensions

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

-
-
-
4 269
total
-
-
-
12 876
Employee
14 337
-
28 841
-
income
1 434
-
2 884
-
health
659
-
1 327
-
accident

We are using the highest rate at 1.1%.

158
-
317
-
pensions

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

1 259
-
2 532
-
total
3 510
-
7 060
-
Employer
14 337
-
28 841
-
unemployment
86
-
173
-
pensions

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

1 580
-
3 178
-
accident

We are using the highest rate at 1.1%.

158
-
317
-
health
990
-
1 990
-
total
2 814
-
5 658
-
Corporate
17 349
34 500
-
-
income
1 735
3 450
-
-
total
1 735
3 450
-
-
Dividends
15 615
31 050
-
-
withholding
780
1 552
-
-
total
780
1 552
-
-
Income
34 500
34 500
34 500
34 500
Total tax
8 839
5 002
12 718
12 876
After tax
25 661
29 498
21 782
21 624
Living cost
10 828
10 828
10 828
10 828
Free-cash
14 833
18 670
10 954
10 796

Estimated living cost  is ₽10828 per week

₽6321
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽773
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽287
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.
₽3446
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
-₽6676
-₽7289
-₽10866
-₽11882
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
-
-
-
34 500
income
-
-
-
900
social contributions
-
-
-
983
health
-
-
-
299
surtax
-
-
-
-
pensions
-
-
-
10 284
other
-
-
-
1 069
total
-
-
-
13 535
Employee
35 344
-
26 291
-
income
2 086
-
992
-
social contributions
1 008
-
749
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
pensions
3 996
-
2 973
-
total
7 090
-
4 714
-
Employer
35 344
-
26 291
-
unemployment
1 431
-
1 064
-
social contributions
107
-
78
-
pensions
5 806
-
4 319
-
other
1 219
-
907
-
health
2 475
-
1 840
-
total
11 038
-
8 208
-
Corporate
-
34 500
-
-
income
-
9 660
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
9 660
-
-
Dividends
-
24 840
-
-
withholding
-
3 180
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
social contributions
-
4 272
-
-
total
-
7 452
-
-
Income
34 500
34 500
34 500
34 500
Total tax
18 128
17 112
12 922
13 535
After tax
16 372
17 388
21 578
20 965
Living cost
28 254
28 254
28 254
28 254
Free-cash
-11 882
-10 866
-6 676
-7 289

Estimated living cost  is ₽28254 per week

₽17815
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2297
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽481
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.
₽7662
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
-₽47504
-₽14741
-₽42868
-₽47504
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
-
-
-
34 500
income
-
-
-
3 141
health
-
-
-
5 295
pensions
-
-
-
6 211
total
-
-
-
14 647
Employee
70 521
70 521
70 521
-
income

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

11 543
11 543
11 543
-
health
10 824
9 207
10 824
-
pensions
12 694
9 675
12 694
-
total
35 061
30 425
35 061
-
Employer
70 521
70 521
70 521
-
unemployment
2 539
2 539
2 539
-
pensions
4 908
4 908
4 908
-
health
4 902
4 902
4 902
-
total
12 349
12 349
12 349
-
Corporate
-
-
-
-
income
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Dividends
-
-
-
-
withholding
-
-
-
-
income
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Income
34 500
34 500
34 500
34 500
Total tax
47 410
42 774
47 410
14 647
After tax
-12 910
-8 274
-12 910
19 853
Living cost
34 594
34 594
34 594
34 594
Free-cash
-47 504
-42 868
-47 504
-14 741

Estimated living cost  is ₽34594 per week

₽24516
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽3119
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽550
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.
₽6410
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
₽2134
₽2134
-₽7433
₽1704
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.

-
-
-
34 500
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.

-
-
-
1 622
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.

-
-
-
5 642
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.

-
-
-
89
total
-
-
-
7 353
Employee

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

31 586
-
34 500
-
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.

882
-
1 622
-
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.

5 642
-
5 642
-
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.

49
-
89
-
total
6 573
-
7 353
-
Employer
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
2 914
34 500
-
-
chamber of commerce
130
176
-
-
income
437
5 175
-
-
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.

24
285
-
-
trade
459
5 433
-
-
total
1 050
11 069
-
-
Dividends
1 864
23 431
-
-
withholding
152
5 545
-
-
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.

8
306
-
-
total
160
5 851
-
-
Income
34 500
34 500
34 500
34 500
Total tax
7 783
16 920
7 353
7 353
After tax
26 717
17 580
27 147
27 147
Living cost
25 013
25 013
25 013
25 013
Free-cash
1 704
-7 433
2 134
2 134

Estimated living cost  is ₽25013 per week

₽15734
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2916
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽467
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.
₽5896
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
₽2225
₽9119
-₽3293
₽1917
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
-
-
-
34 500
income
-
-
-
-
social contributions
-
-
-
5 382
health
-
-
-
879
total
-
-
-
6 261
Employee
63 501
63 501
63 501
-
income
6 914
5 878
6 842
-
social contributions
2 401
5 270
2 600
-
health
492
1 080
533
-
total
9 807
12 228
9 975
-
Employer
63 501
63 501
63 501
-
social contributions
2 401
5 270
2 600
-
health
534
1 175
580
-
total
2 935
6 445
3 180
-
Corporate
2 638
-
-
-
income
329
-
-
-
total
329
-
-
-
Dividends
2 309
-
-
-
withholding
392
-
-
-
total
392
-
-
-
Income
34 500
34 500
34 500
34 500
Total tax
13 463
18 673
13 155
6 261
After tax
21 037
15 827
21 345
28 239
Living cost
19 120
19 120
19 120
19 120
Free-cash
1 917
-3 293
2 225
9 119

Estimated living cost  is ₽19120 per week

₽11459
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1876
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.
₽5363
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
-₽6296
-₽5641
-₽6280
-₽12501
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.

-
-
-
34 500
income
-
-
-
2 249
social contributions

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

-
-
-
11 989
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
14 238
Employee
37 981
-
27 879
-
income
7 900
-
5 205
-
social contributions
4 178
-
3 067
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
12 078
-
8 272
-
Employer
37 981
-
27 879
-
social contributions
9 020
-
6 621
-
total
9 020
-
6 621
-
Corporate
-
34 500
-
-
income
-
7 245
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
7 245
-
-
Dividends
-
27 255
-
-
withholding
-
7 632
-
-
total
-
7 632
-
-
Income
34 500
34 500
34 500
34 500
Total tax
21 098
14 877
14 893
14 238
After tax
13 402
19 623
19 607
20 262
Living cost
25 903
25 903
25 903
25 903
Free-cash
-12 501
-6 280
-6 296
-5 641

Estimated living cost  is ₽25903 per week

₽19381
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1528
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽433
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.
₽4562
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
₽21414
₽27969
₽26589
₽25430
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%.

-
-
-
34 500
microenterprise

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

-
-
-
345
total
-
-
-
345
Employee
7 732
-
34 500
-
income
1 546
-
6 900
-
total
1 546
-
6 900
-
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%.

26 768
34 500
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Dividends
26 768
34 500
-
-
withholding
1 338
1 725
-
-
total
1 338
1 725
-
-
Income
34 500
34 500
34 500
34 500
Total tax
2 884
1 725
6 900
345
After tax
31 616
32 775
27 600
34 155
Living cost
6 186
6 186
6 186
6 186
Free-cash
25 430
26 589
21 414
27 969

Estimated living cost  is ₽6186 per week

₽3834
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽514
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽170
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.
₽1668
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
-₽3792
-₽2697
₽1603
-₽7703
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.

-
-
-
34 500
income
-
-
-
5 301
health
-
-
-
3 394
unemployment
-
-
-
52
pensions
-
-
-
6 300
total
-
-
-
15 047
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.

36 518
-
29 852
-
income
6 297
-
4 896
-
health
2 359
-
1 928
-
unemployment
52
-
42
-
pensions
5 660
-
4 628
-
total
14 368
-
11 494
-
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.

36 518
-
29 852
-
unemployment
22
-
17
-
pensions
3 231
-
2 642
-
health
2 432
-
1 989
-
total
5 685
-
4 648
-
Corporate
-
34 500
-
-
income
-
6 555
-
-
total
-
6 555
-
-
Dividends
-
27 945
-
-
withholding
-
4 192
-
-
total
-
4 192
-
-
Income
34 500
34 500
34 500
34 500
Total tax
20 053
10 747
16 142
15 047
After tax
14 447
23 753
18 358
19 453
Living cost
22 150
22 150
22 150
22 150
Free-cash
-7 703
1 603
-3 792
-2 697

Estimated living cost  is ₽22150 per week

₽15201
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1420
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽429
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.
₽5101
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
-₽4403
-₽24414
-₽10915
-₽9645
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.

-
-
-
34 500
income
-
-
-
23 507
health

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

-
-
-
5 430
total
-
-
-
28 937
Employee
37 883
-
31 358
-
social contributions
3 796
-
3 142
-
income
4 111
-
2 642
-
total
7 907
-
5 784
-
Employer
37 883
-
31 358
-
social contributions
3 796
-
3 142
-
total
3 796
-
3 142
-
Corporate
-
34 500
-
-
income
-
12 075
-
-
total
-
12 075
-
-
Dividends
-
22 425
-
-
social contributions
2 465
3 363
-
-
total
2 465
3 363
-
-
Income
34 500
34 500
34 500
34 500
Total tax
14 168
15 438
8 926
28 937
After tax
20 332
19 062
25 574
5 563
Living cost
29 977
29 977
29 977
29 977
Free-cash
-9 645
-10 915
-4 403
-24 414

Estimated living cost  is ₽29977 per week

₽19746
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2363
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.
₽7408
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
₽3654
₽4644
₽3537
₽3081
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
-
-
-
34 500
income
-
-
-
5 175
social contributions
-
-
-
4 761
health
-
-
-
2 409
total
-
-
-
12 345
Employee
28 000
-
34 500
-
income
4 670
-
6 165
-
social contributions
3 865
-
4 761
-
health
1 954
-
2 409
-
total
10 489
-
13 335
-
Employer
28 000
-
34 500
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
6 500
34 500
-
-
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%.

324
1 725
-
-
total
324
1 725
-
-
Dividends
6 176
32 775
-
-
withholding
926
4 916
-
-
health
729
2 288
-
-
social contributions
1 440
4 523
-
-
total
3 095
11 727
-
-
Income
34 500
34 500
34 500
34 500
Total tax
13 908
13 452
13 335
12 345
After tax
20 592
21 048
21 165
22 155
Living cost
17 511
17 511
17 511
17 511
Free-cash
3 081
3 537
3 654
4 644

Estimated living cost  is ₽17511 per week

₽11719
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1080
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽403
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.
₽4308
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
-₽5157
-₽5860
₽1089
-₽10161
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
-
-
-
34 500
income
-
-
-
2 965
social contributions
-
-
-
10 074
solidarity contribution
-
-
-
-
health
-
-
-
4 657
total
-
-
-
17 696
Employee
33 330
-
25 746
-
solidarity contribution
-
-
-
-
income
4 000
-
3 090
-
social contributions
2 166
-
1 673
-
health
4 499
-
3 476
-
total
10 665
-
8 239
-
Employer
33 330
-
25 746
-
social contributions
8 332
-
6 437
-
health
3 000
-
2 317
-
total
11 332
-
8 754
-
Corporate
-
34 500
-
-
income
-
6 555
-
-
total
-
6 555
-
-
Dividends
-
27 945
-
-
withholding
-
4 192
-
-
total
-
4 192
-
-
Income
34 500
34 500
34 500
34 500
Total tax
21 997
10 747
16 993
17 696
After tax
12 503
23 753
17 507
16 804
Living cost
22 664
22 664
22 664
22 664
Free-cash
-10 161
1 089
-5 157
-5 860

Estimated living cost  is ₽22664 per week

₽16854
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1256
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽392
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.
₽4162
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
₽17960
₽24515
₽23135
₽21327
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%.

-
-
-
34 500
microenterprise

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

-
-
-
345
total
-
-
-
345
Employee
12 050
-
34 500
-
income
2 410
-
6 900
-
total
2 410
-
6 900
-
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%.

22 450
34 500
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Dividends
22 450
34 500
-
-
withholding
1 123
1 725
-
-
total
1 123
1 725
-
-
Income
34 500
34 500
34 500
34 500
Total tax
3 533
1 725
6 900
345
After tax
30 967
32 775
27 600
34 155
Living cost
9 640
9 640
9 640
9 640
Free-cash
21 327
23 135
17 960
24 515

Estimated living cost  is ₽9640 per week

₽6523
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽405
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽323
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.
₽2388
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
-₽18308
-₽18921
-₽22498
-₽33376
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
-
-
-
34 500
income
-
-
-
900
social contributions
-
-
-
983
health
-
-
-
299
surtax
-
-
-
-
pensions
-
-
-
10 284
other
-
-
-
1 069
total
-
-
-
13 535
Employee
51 722
-
26 291
-
income
4 513
-
992
-
social contributions
1 473
-
749
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
pensions
5 850
-
2 973
-
total
11 836
-
4 714
-
Employer
51 722
-
26 291
-
unemployment
2 095
-
1 064
-
social contributions
155
-
78
-
pensions
8 499
-
4 319
-
other
1 785
-
907
-
health
3 620
-
1 840
-
total
16 154
-
8 208
-
Corporate
-
34 500
-
-
income
-
9 660
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
9 660
-
-
Dividends
-
24 840
-
-
withholding
-
3 180
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
social contributions
-
4 272
-
-
total
-
7 452
-
-
Income
34 500
34 500
34 500
34 500
Total tax
27 990
17 112
12 922
13 535
After tax
6 510
17 388
21 578
20 965
Living cost
39 886
39 886
39 886
39 886
Free-cash
-33 376
-22 498
-18 308
-18 921

Estimated living cost  is ₽39886 per week

₽26994
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽3263
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽547
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.
₽9082
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
₽4686
₽3200
₽10692
₽6643
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.

-
-
-
34 500
income
-
-
-
4 025
health
-
-
-
3 554
unemployment
-
-
-
517
pensions
-
-
-
8 970
total
-
-
-
17 066
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.

21 464
-
29 262
-
income
2 959
-
4 520
-
health
1 105
-
1 507
-
unemployment
161
-
219
-
pensions
3 005
-
4 097
-
total
7 230
-
10 343
-
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.

21 464
-
29 262
-
unemployment
161
-
219
-
pensions
2 576
-
3 511
-
health
1 105
-
1 507
-
total
3 842
-
5 237
-
Corporate
9 194
34 500
-
-
income
1 379
5 175
-
-
total
1 379
5 175
-
-
Dividends
7 815
29 325
-
-
withholding
1 172
4 399
-
-
total
1 172
4 399
-
-
Income
34 500
34 500
34 500
34 500
Total tax
13 623
9 574
15 580
17 066
After tax
20 877
24 926
18 920
17 434
Living cost
14 234
14 234
14 234
14 234
Free-cash
6 643
10 692
4 686
3 200

Estimated living cost  is ₽14234 per week

₽9584
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1101
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽412
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.
₽3137
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
-₽30510
-₽28410
-₽42041
-₽39606
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
-
-
-
34 500
regional
-
-
-
610
national
-
-
-
68
health
-
-
-
189
city
-
-
-
362
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.

-
-
-
691
pensions
-
-
-
3 173
total
-
-
-
5 093
Employee
67 661
-
30 693
-
regional
2 216
-
493
-
city
726
-
327
-
health
153
-
70
-
unemployment
-
-
-
-
national
320
-
46
-
pensions
5 684
-
2 787
-
total
9 099
-
3 723
-
Employer
67 661
-
30 693
-
unemployment
-
-
-
-
pensions
5 684
-
2 787
-
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.

1 353
-
613
-
health
153
-
70
-
total
7 190
-
3 470
-
Corporate
-
34 500
-
-
regional
-
7 297
-
-
national
-
2 933
-
-
total
-
10 230
-
-
Dividends
-
24 270
-
-
withholding
-
8 494
-
-
total
-
8 494
-
-
Income
34 500
34 500
34 500
34 500
Total tax
16 289
18 724
7 193
5 093
After tax
18 211
15 776
27 307
29 407
Living cost
57 817
57 817
57 817
57 817
Free-cash
-39 606
-42 041
-30 510
-28 410

Estimated living cost  is ₽57817 per week

₽37598
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽5188
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽710
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.
₽14321
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
-₽9954
-₽3971
-₽7832
-₽17145
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

-
-
-
34 500
municipal
-
-
-
6 176
national
-
-
-
404
health
-
-
-
186
total
-
-
-
6 766
Employee
43 448
-
29 023
-
health
324
-
102
-
unemployment
652
-
436
-
national
718
-
-
-
municipal
7 116
-
4 775
-
pensions
2 932
-
1 959
-
total
11 742
-
7 272
-
Employer
43 448
-
29 023
-
unemployment
282
-
188
-
pensions
7 538
-
5 035
-
accident
44
-
30
-
health
334
-
224
-
total
8 198
-
5 477
-
Corporate
-
34 500
-
-
income
-
6 900
-
-
total
-
6 900
-
-
Dividends

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

-
20 700
-
-
national
-
-
-
-
municipal
-
3 727
-
-
total
-
3 727
-
-
Income
34 500
34 500
34 500
34 500
Total tax
19 940
10 627
12 749
6 766
After tax
14 560
23 873
21 751
27 734
Living cost
31 705
31 705
31 705
31 705
Free-cash
-17 145
-7 832
-9 954
-3 971

Estimated living cost  is ₽31705 per week

₽20710
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽3050
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽505
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.
₽7442
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
-₽14450
-₽9869
-₽10586
-₽41766
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
-
-
-
34 500
national
-
-
-
9 571
social contributions
-
-
-
2 785
communal

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

-
-
-
1 903
total
-
-
-
14 259
Employee

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

59 071
-
26 719
-
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.

2 775
-
1 255
-
communal

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

3 081
-
1 393
-
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.

514
-
232
-
national
18 161
-
6 177
-
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.

4 430
-
2 004
-
total
28 961
-
11 061
-
Employer

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

59 071
-
26 719
-
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.

862
-
390
-
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.

5 234
-
2 368
-
surtax
6 698
-
3 031
-
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.

768
-
346
-
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.

3 633
-
1 644
-
total
17 195
-
7 779
-
Corporate
-
34 500
-
-
income
-
6 900
-
-
surtax
-
138
-
-
total
-
7 038
-
-
Dividends
-
27 462
-
-
withholding

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

-
7 938
-
-
total
-
7 938
-
-
Income
34 500
34 500
34 500
34 500
Total tax
46 156
14 976
18 840
14 259
After tax
-11 656
19 524
15 660
20 241
Living cost
30 110
30 110
30 110
30 110
Free-cash
-41 766
-10 586
-14 450
-9 869

Estimated living cost  is ₽30110 per week

₽19395
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2633
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.
₽7612
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
-₽15524
-₽16749
-₽15110
-₽29071
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
-
-
-
34 500
municipal
-
-
-
7 307
national
-
-
-
-
health
-
-
-
2 153
accident
-
-
-
69
unemployment
-
-
-
35
pensions
-
-
-
3 729
other
-
-
-
4 009
total
-
-
-
17 302
Employee
48 372
-
26 252
-
national
-
-
-
-
municipal
14 425
-
7 828
-
total
14 425
-
7 828
-
Employer
48 372
-
26 252
-
unemployment
1 277
-
693
-
pensions
5 229
-
2 838
-
other
5 621
-
3 050
-
accident
97
-
53
-
health
2 975
-
1 615
-
total
15 199
-
8 249
-
Corporate
-
34 500
-
-
income
-
7 590
-
-
total
-
7 590
-
-
Dividends
-
26 910
-
-
withholding
-
8 073
-
-
total
-
8 073
-
-
Income
34 500
34 500
34 500
34 500
Total tax
29 624
15 663
16 077
17 302
After tax
4 876
18 837
18 423
17 198
Living cost
33 947
33 947
33 947
33 947
Free-cash
-29 071
-15 110
-15 524
-16 749

Estimated living cost  is ₽33947 per week

₽22499
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽3331
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽516
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.
₽7602
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
-₽14754
-₽13816
-₽16668
-₽95630
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
-
-
-
34 500
income
-
-
-
6 725
social contributions
-
-
-
3 933
total
-
-
-
10 658
Employee
53 996
-
1 154
-
income
11 910
-
115
-
social contributions
4 428
-
631
-
total
16 338
-
746
-
Employer
53 996
-
1 154
-
social contributions
76 134
-
10 850
-
total
76 134
-
10 850
-
Corporate
-
34 500
-
-
income
-
7 590
-
-
total
-
7 590
-
-
Dividends
-
26 910
-
-
income
-
5 920
-
-
total
-
5 920
-
-
Income
34 500
34 500
34 500
34 500
Total tax
92 472
13 510
11 596
10 658
After tax
-57 972
20 990
22 904
23 842
Living cost
37 658
37 658
37 658
37 658
Free-cash
-95 630
-16 668
-14 754
-13 816

Estimated living cost  is ₽37658 per week

₽24434
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽3542
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽480
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.
₽9202
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
-₽5440
₽1454
-₽10958
-₽6445
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
-
-
-
34 500
income
-
-
-
-
social contributions
-
-
-
5 382
health
-
-
-
879
total
-
-
-
6 261
Employee
63 501
63 501
63 501
-
income
6 668
5 878
6 842
-
social contributions
3 086
5 270
2 600
-
health
632
1 080
533
-
total
10 386
12 228
9 975
-
Employer
63 501
63 501
63 501
-
social contributions
3 086
5 270
2 600
-
health
688
1 175
580
-
total
3 774
6 445
3 180
-
Corporate
-
-
-
-
income
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Dividends
-
-
-
-
withholding
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Income
34 500
34 500
34 500
34 500
Total tax
14 160
18 673
13 155
6 261
After tax
20 340
15 827
21 345
28 239
Living cost
26 785
26 785
26 785
26 785
Free-cash
-6 445
-10 958
-5 440
1 454

Estimated living cost  is ₽26785 per week

₽18310
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2092
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.
₽5933
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
-₽7045
-₽3952
-₽4303
-₽11856
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
-
-
-
34 500
income
-
-
-
6 550
pensions
-
-
-
1 750
total
-
-
-
8 300
Employee
41 387
-
31 141
-
income
7 537
-
5 776
-
health
540
-
329
-
pensions
3 159
-
1 929
-
total
11 236
-
8 034
-
Employer
41 387
-
31 141
-
pensions
4 181
-
2 767
-
health
787
-
592
-
total
4 968
-
3 359
-
Corporate
-
34 500
-
-
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.

-
6 556
-
-
total
-
6 556
-
-
Dividends
-
27 944
-
-
withholding
-
2 095
-
-
total
-
2 095
-
-
Income
34 500
34 500
34 500
34 500
Total tax
16 204
8 651
11 393
8 300
After tax
18 296
25 849
23 107
26 200
Living cost
30 152
30 152
30 152
30 152
Free-cash
-11 856
-4 303
-7 045
-3 952

Estimated living cost  is ₽30152 per week

₽20684
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2773
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.
₽6316
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
-₽15890
-₽13945
-₽14727
-₽35089
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
-
-
-
34 500
municipal
-
-
-
230
regional
-
-
-
465
national
-
-
-
5 979
social contributions
-
-
-
8 873
total
-
-
-
15 547
Employee
69 588
-
34 500
-
regional
1 051
-
395
-
social contributions
23 465
-
11 633
-
national
11 760
-
5 259
-
municipal
415
-
205
-
total
36 691
-
17 492
-
Employer
69 588
-
34 500
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
-
34 500
-
-
nationa
-
8 281
-
-
municipal
-
1 663
-
-
total
-
9 944
-
-
Dividends
-
24 557
-
-
withholding
-
6 385
-
-
total
-
6 385
-
-
Income
34 500
34 500
34 500
34 500
Total tax
36 691
16 329
17 492
15 547
After tax
-2 191
18 171
17 008
18 953
Living cost
32 898
32 898
32 898
32 898
Free-cash
-35 089
-14 727
-15 890
-13 945

Estimated living cost  is ₽32898 per week

₽23109
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2263
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽497
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.
₽7029
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
₽942
₽6602
-₽14481
₽144
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
-
-
-
34 500
income
-
-
-
5 153
health
-
-
-
1 713
accident
-
-
-
198
pensions
-
-
-
3 267
other
-
-
-
291
total
-
-
-
10 622
Employee
27 176
-
28 659
-
income
3 728
-
3 932
-
health
3 112
-
3 282
-
pensions
3 060
-
3 227
-
total
9 900
-
10 441
-
Employer
27 176
-
28 659
-
unemployment
666
-
702
-
pensions
4 419
-
4 660
-
accident
454
-
479
-
total
5 539
-
5 841
-
Corporate
1 785
34 500
-
-
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.

1 607
31 050
-
-
total
1 607
31 050
-
-
Dividends
179
3 450
-
-
withholding
34
655
-
-
total
34
655
-
-
Income
34 500
34 500
34 500
34 500
Total tax
17 080
31 705
16 282
10 622
After tax
17 420
2 795
18 218
23 878
Living cost
17 276
17 276
17 276
17 276
Free-cash
144
-14 481
942
6 602

Estimated living cost  is ₽17276 per week

₽12662
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽957
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽361
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.
₽3297
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
-₽4735
-₽4735
-₽13946
-₽6589
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.

-
-
-
34 500
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.

-
-
-
1 622
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.

-
-
-
5 642
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.

-
-
-
89
total
-
-
-
7 353
Employee

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

41 089
-
34 500
-
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.

3 379
-
1 622
-
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.

5 642
-
5 642
-
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.

186
-
89
-
total
9 207
-
7 353
-
Employer
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
-
34 500
-
-
chamber of commerce
-
176
-
-
income
-
5 175
-
-
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.

-
285
-
-
trade
-
4 951
-
-
total
-
10 587
-
-
Dividends
-
23 914
-
-
withholding
-
5 665
-
-
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.

-
312
-
-
total
-
5 977
-
-
Income
34 500
34 500
34 500
34 500
Total tax
9 207
16 564
7 353
7 353
After tax
25 293
17 936
27 147
27 147
Living cost
31 882
31 882
31 882
31 882
Free-cash
-6 589
-13 946
-4 735
-4 735

Estimated living cost  is ₽31882 per week

₽21993
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽3430
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.
₽5996
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
₽2616
₽9545
₽10420
₽3644
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.

-
-
-
34 500
microenterprise
-
-
-
5 175
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.

-
-
-
2 600
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
7 775
Employee
24 131
-
27 802
-
income
4 296
-
4 949
-
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.

2 655
-
3 057
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
6 951
-
8 006
-
Employer
24 131
-
27 802
-
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.

5 813
-
6 698
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
5 813
-
6 698
-
Corporate
4 557
34 500
-
-
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%.

912
6 900
-
-
total
912
6 900
-
-
Dividends

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

3 645
27 600
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Income
34 500
34 500
34 500
34 500
Total tax
13 676
6 900
14 704
7 775
After tax
20 824
27 600
19 796
26 725
Living cost
17 180
17 180
17 180
17 180
Free-cash
3 644
10 420
2 616
9 545

Estimated living cost  is ₽17180 per week

₽10961
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1636
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.
₽4194
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
₽7341
₽6400
₽10846
₽9091
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
-
-
-
34 500
income
-
-
-
5 515
health
-
-
-
5 003
pensions
-
-
-
6 900
total
-
-
-
17 418
Employee
16 270
-
28 163
-
income
3 147
-
5 915
-
health
814
-
1 408
-
unemployment
163
-
282
-
pensions
1 464
-
2 535
-
total
5 588
-
10 140
-
Employer
16 270
-
28 163
-
unemployment
325
-
563
-
pensions
1 790
-
3 098
-
health
1 546
-
2 676
-
total
3 661
-
6 337
-
Corporate
14 568
34 500
-
-
income
3 205
7 590
-
-
total
3 205
7 590
-
-
Dividends
11 363
26 910
-
-
withholding
2 273
5 382
-
-
total
2 273
5 382
-
-
Income
34 500
34 500
34 500
34 500
Total tax
14 727
12 972
16 477
17 418
After tax
19 773
21 528
18 023
17 082
Living cost
10 682
10 682
10 682
10 682
Free-cash
9 091
10 846
7 341
6 400

Estimated living cost  is ₽10682 per week

₽6348
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽866
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽245
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.
₽3224
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
₽451
₽1286
₽3151
₽527
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
-
-
-
34 500
income
-
-
-
4 993
health
-
-
-
2 449
unemployment
-
-
-
188
surtax
-
-
-
135
pensions
-
-
-
6 900
other
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
14 665
Employee
27 810
-
28 501
-
other
-
-
-
-
income
4 662
-
4 778
-
health
710
-
727
-
unemployment
1 935
-
1 984
-
surtax
99
-
111
-
pensions
1 855
-
1 901
-
total
9 261
-
9 501
-
Employer
27 810
-
28 501
-
unemployment
882
-
904
-
pensions
3 708
-
3 799
-
other
-
-
-
-
health
1 265
-
1 296
-
total
5 855
-
5 999
-
Corporate
835
34 500
-
-
income
216
8 970
-
-
total
216
8 970
-
-
Dividends
618
25 530
-
-
withholding
92
3 830
-
-
total
92
3 830
-
-
Income
34 500
34 500
34 500
34 500
Total tax
15 424
12 800
15 500
14 665
After tax
19 076
21 700
19 000
19 835
Living cost
18 549
18 549
18 549
18 549
Free-cash
527
3 151
451
1 286

Estimated living cost  is ₽18549 per week

₽11199
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1613
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽431
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.
₽5308
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
-₽13253
-₽6864
-₽10487
-₽12771
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
-
-
-
34 500
income
-
-
-
793
chamber of commerce
-
-
-
138
health
-
-