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
₽ 5500
per

Your estimated
City
free-cash

Valencia , Spain
-₽27990
-₽22761
-₽19085
-₽35057
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
-
-
-
5 500
income
-
-
-
25
accident
-
-
-
161
unemployment
-
-
-
125
pensions
-
-
-
5 062
other
-
-
-
17
total
-
-
-
5 390
Employee
30 753
-
-
-
other
30
-
28
-
income
5 929
-
-
-
unemployment
477
-
431
-
pensions
1 446
-
1 305
-
total
7 882
-
1 764
-
Employer
30 753
-
-
-
unemployment
1 692
-
1 528
-
pensions
7 257
-
6 555
-
other
246
-
223
-
accident
609
-
549
-
total
9 804
-
8 855
-
Corporate
-
5 500
-
-
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.

-
825
-
-
total
-
825
-
-
Dividends
-
4 675
-
-
withholding
-
889
-
-
total
-
889
-
-
Income
5 500
5 500
5 500
5 500
Total tax
17 686
1 714
10 619
5 390
After tax
-12 186
3 786
-5 119
110
Living cost
22 871
22 871
22 871
22 871
Free-cash
-35 057
-19 085
-27 990
-22 761

Estimated living cost  is ₽22871 per week

₽15437
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2199
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽401
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.
₽4834
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
-₽19070
-₽20132
-₽18121
-₽32306
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
-
-
-
5 500
income
-
-
-
477
health
-
-
-
398
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.

-
-
-
2 167
other
-
-
-
429
total
-
-
-
3 471
Employee
30 198
-
4 211
-
income
5 199
-
724
-
health
423
-
58
-
unemployment
301
-
43
-
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.

2 113
-
295
-
total
8 036
-
1 120
-
Employer
30 198
-
4 211
-
unemployment
301
-
43
-
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.

5 134
-
715
-
other
1 510
-
440
-
accident
241
-
33
-
health
423
-
58
-
total
7 609
-
1 289
-
Corporate
-
5 500
-
-
income
-
1 155
-
-
total
-
1 155
-
-
Dividends
-
4 345
-
-
withholding
-
305
-
-
total
-
305
-
-
Income
5 500
5 500
5 500
5 500
Total tax
15 645
1 460
2 409
3 471
After tax
-10 145
4 040
3 091
2 029
Living cost
22 161
22 161
22 161
22 161
Free-cash
-32 306
-18 121
-19 070
-20 132

Estimated living cost  is ₽22161 per week

₽15658
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1496
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽357
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.
₽4650
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
-₽7704
-₽7704
-₽6209
-₽11781
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
-
-
-
5 500
income
-
-
-
825
health
-
-
-
632
unemployment
-
-
-
22
pensions

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

-
-
-
814
total
-
-
-
2 293
Employee
14 447
-
4 435
-
income
1 444
-
443
-
health
665
-
249
-
accident

We are using the highest rate at 1.1%.

159
-
60
-
pensions

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

1 268
-
476
-
total
3 536
-
1 228
-
Employer
14 447
-
4 435
-
unemployment
86
-
32
-
pensions

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

1 592
-
598
-
accident

We are using the highest rate at 1.1%.

159
-
60
-
health
997
-
375
-
total
2 834
-
1 065
-
Corporate
-
5 500
-
-
income
-
550
-
-
total
-
550
-
-
Dividends
-
4 950
-
-
withholding
-
248
-
-
total
-
248
-
-
Income
5 500
5 500
5 500
5 500
Total tax
6 370
798
2 293
2 293
After tax
-870
4 702
3 207
3 207
Living cost
10 911
10 911
10 911
10 911
Free-cash
-11 781
-6 209
-7 704
-7 704

Estimated living cost  is ₽10911 per week

₽6370
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽779
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽289
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.
₽3473
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
-₽24859
-₽26594
-₽25684
-₽41212
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
-
-
-
5 500
income
-
-
-
-
social contributions
-
-
-
156
health
-
-
-
221
surtax
-
-
-
-
pensions
-
-
-
3 092
other
-
-
-
170
total
-
-
-
3 639
Employee
35 595
-
4 192
-
income
2 101
-
-
-
social contributions
1 015
-
120
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
pensions
4 025
-
475
-
total
7 141
-
595
-
Employer
35 595
-
4 192
-
unemployment
1 441
-
170
-
social contributions
107
-
13
-
pensions
5 848
-
687
-
other
1 228
-
145
-
health
2 492
-
294
-
total
11 116
-
1 309
-
Corporate
-
5 500
-
-
income
-
1 540
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
1 540
-
-
Dividends
-
3 960
-
-
withholding
-
507
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
social contributions
-
682
-
-
total
-
1 189
-
-
Income
5 500
5 500
5 500
5 500
Total tax
18 257
2 729
1 904
3 639
After tax
-12 757
2 771
3 596
1 861
Living cost
28 455
28 455
28 455
28 455
Free-cash
-41 212
-25 684
-24 859
-26 594

Estimated living cost  is ₽28455 per week

₽17942
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2314
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽485
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.
₽7716
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
-₽77088
-₽31671
-₽72420
-₽77088
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
-
-
-
5 500
income
-
-
-
496
health
-
-
-
844
pensions
-
-
-
990
total
-
-
-
2 330
Employee
71 024
71 024
71 024
-
income

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

11 625
11 625
11 625
-
health
10 901
9 273
10 901
-
pensions
12 784
9 744
12 784
-
total
35 310
30 642
35 310
-
Employer
71 024
71 024
71 024
-
unemployment
2 557
2 557
2 557
-
pensions
4 943
4 943
4 943
-
health
4 937
4 937
4 937
-
total
12 437
12 437
12 437
-
Corporate
-
-
-
-
income
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Dividends
-
-
-
-
withholding
-
-
-
-
income
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Income
5 500
5 500
5 500
5 500
Total tax
47 747
43 079
47 747
2 330
After tax
-42 247
-37 579
-42 247
3 170
Living cost
34 841
34 841
34 841
34 841
Free-cash
-77 088
-72 420
-77 088
-31 671

Estimated living cost  is ₽34841 per week

₽24691
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽3141
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽554
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.
₽6455
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
-₽25373
-₽25373
-₽22185
-₽26311
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.

-
-
-
5 500
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.

-
-
-
-
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.

-
-
-
5 682
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.

-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
5 682
Employee

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

31 811
-
5 500
-
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.

889
-
-
-
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.

5 682
-
5 682
-
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
-
-
-
total
6 620
-
5 682
-
Employer
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
-
5 500
-
-
chamber of commerce
-
134
-
-
income
-
825
-
-
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.

-
46
-
-
trade
-
866
-
-
total
-
1 871
-
-
Dividends
-
3 628
-
-
withholding
-
590
-
-
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.

-
33
-
-
total
-
623
-
-
Income
5 500
5 500
5 500
5 500
Total tax
6 620
2 494
5 682
5 682
After tax
-1 120
3 006
-182
-182
Living cost
25 191
25 191
25 191
25 191
Free-cash
-26 311
-22 185
-25 373
-25 373

Estimated living cost  is ₽25191 per week

₽15846
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2937
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽470
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.
₽5938
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
-₽25292
-₽19495
-₽32563
-₽26589
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
-
-
-
31 617
income
-
-
-
-
social contributions
-
-
-
4 932
health
-
-
-
807
total
-
-
-
5 739
Employee
63 954
63 954
63 954
-
income
6 963
5 920
7 191
-
social contributions
2 418
5 308
1 790
-
health
496
1 087
366
-
total
9 877
12 315
9 347
-
Employer
63 954
63 954
63 954
-
social contributions
2 418
5 308
1 790
-
health
538
1 184
399
-
total
2 956
6 492
2 189
-
Corporate
-
-
-
-
income
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Dividends
-
-
-
-
withholding
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Income
5 500
5 500
5 500
5 500
Total tax
12 833
18 807
11 536
5 739
After tax
-7 333
-13 307
-6 036
-239
Living cost
19 256
19 256
19 256
19 256
Free-cash
-26 589
-32 563
-25 292
-19 495

Estimated living cost  is ₽19256 per week

₽11541
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1889
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽426
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.
₽5401
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
-₽22706
-₽22819
-₽22960
-₽41837
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.

-
-
-
5 500
income
-
-
-
320
social contributions

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

-
-
-
1 911
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
2 231
Employee
38 252
-
4 444
-
income
7 956
-
573
-
social contributions
4 208
-
489
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
12 164
-
1 062
-
Employer
38 252
-
4 444
-
social contributions
9 085
-
1 056
-
total
9 085
-
1 056
-
Corporate
-
5 500
-
-
income
-
1 155
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
1 155
-
-
Dividends
-
4 345
-
-
withholding
-
1 217
-
-
total
-
1 217
-
-
Income
5 500
5 500
5 500
5 500
Total tax
21 249
2 372
2 118
2 231
After tax
-15 749
3 128
3 382
3 269
Living cost
26 088
26 088
26 088
26 088
Free-cash
-41 837
-22 960
-22 706
-22 819

Estimated living cost  is ₽26088 per week

₽19519
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1539
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽436
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.
₽4594
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
-₽1818
-₽773
-₽993
-₽2272
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%.

-
-
-
5 500
microenterprise

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

-
-
-
55
total
-
-
-
55
Employee
7 773
-
5 500
-
income
1 554
-
1 100
-
total
1 554
-
1 100
-
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%.

-
5 500
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Dividends
-
5 500
-
-
withholding
-
275
-
-
total
-
275
-
-
Income
5 500
5 500
5 500
5 500
Total tax
1 554
275
1 100
55
After tax
3 946
5 225
4 400
5 445
Living cost
6 218
6 218
6 218
6 218
Free-cash
-2 272
-993
-1 818
-773

Estimated living cost  is ₽6218 per week

₽3854
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽517
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽171
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.
₽1677
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
-₽19193
-₽18992
-₽18521
-₽37004
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.

-
-
-
5 500
income
-
-
-
631
health
-
-
-
541
unemployment
-
-
-
8
pensions
-
-
-
1 004
total
-
-
-
2 184
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.

36 778
-
4 758
-
income
6 342
-
593
-
health
2 375
-
308
-
unemployment
52
-
6
-
pensions
5 701
-
737
-
total
14 470
-
1 644
-
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.

36 778
-
4 758
-
unemployment
22
-
3
-
pensions
3 254
-
421
-
health
2 450
-
317
-
total
5 726
-
741
-
Corporate
-
5 500
-
-
income
-
1 045
-
-
total
-
1 045
-
-
Dividends
-
4 455
-
-
withholding
-
668
-
-
total
-
668
-
-
Income
5 500
5 500
5 500
5 500
Total tax
20 196
1 713
2 385
2 184
After tax
-14 696
3 787
3 115
3 316
Living cost
22 308
22 308
22 308
22 308
Free-cash
-37 004
-18 521
-19 193
-18 992

Estimated living cost  is ₽22308 per week

₽15310
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1430
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽432
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.
₽5137
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
-₽27583
-₽53825
-₽29100
-₽38960
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.

-
-
-
5 500
income
-
-
-
23 675
health

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

-
-
-
5 459
total
-
-
-
29 134
Employee
38 153
-
4 054
-
social contributions
3 823
-
1 446
-
income
4 140
-
-
-
total
7 963
-
1 446
-
Employer
38 153
-
4 054
-
social contributions
3 823
-
1 446
-
total
3 823
-
1 446
-
Corporate
-
5 500
-
-
income
-
1 926
-
-
total
-
1 926
-
-
Dividends
-
3 574
-
-
social contributions
2 483
2 483
-
-
total
2 483
2 483
-
-
Income
5 500
5 500
5 500
5 500
Total tax
14 269
4 409
2 892
29 134
After tax
-8 769
1 091
2 608
-23 634
Living cost
30 191
30 191
30 191
30 191
Free-cash
-38 960
-29 100
-27 583
-53 825

Estimated living cost  is ₽30191 per week

₽19887
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2380
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.
₽7461
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
-₽14320
-₽15145
-₽15379
-₽24883
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
-
-
-
5 500
income
-
-
-
825
social contributions
-
-
-
1 450
health
-
-
-
734
total
-
-
-
3 009
Employee
28 199
-
5 500
-
income
4 703
-
-
-
social contributions
3 892
-
1 450
-
health
1 968
-
734
-
total
10 563
-
2 184
-
Employer
28 199
-
5 500
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
-
5 500
-
-
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%.

-
275
-
-
total
-
275
-
-
Dividends
-
5 225
-
-
withholding
-
784
-
-
health
734
734
-
-
social contributions
1 450
1 450
-
-
total
2 184
2 968
-
-
Income
5 500
5 500
5 500
5 500
Total tax
12 747
3 243
2 184
3 009
After tax
-7 247
2 257
3 316
2 491
Living cost
17 636
17 636
17 636
17 636
Free-cash
-24 883
-15 379
-14 320
-15 145

Estimated living cost  is ₽17636 per week

₽11803
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1087
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽406
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.
₽4339
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
-₽20013
-₽20125
-₽19017
-₽39437
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
-
-
-
5 500
income
-
-
-
473
social contributions
-
-
-
1 606
solidarity contribution
-
-
-
-
health
-
-
-
742
total
-
-
-
2 821
Employee
33 535
-
4 104
-
solidarity contribution
-
-
-
-
income
4 024
-
493
-
social contributions
2 180
-
267
-
health
4 527
-
554
-
total
10 731
-
1 314
-
Employer
33 535
-
4 104
-
social contributions
8 384
-
1 026
-
health
3 018
-
369
-
total
11 402
-
1 395
-
Corporate
-
5 500
-
-
income
-
1 045
-
-
total
-
1 045
-
-
Dividends
-
4 455
-
-
withholding
-
668
-
-
total
-
668
-
-
Income
5 500
5 500
5 500
5 500
Total tax
22 133
1 713
2 709
2 821
After tax
-16 633
3 787
2 791
2 679
Living cost
22 804
22 804
22 804
22 804
Free-cash
-39 437
-19 017
-20 013
-20 125

Estimated living cost  is ₽22804 per week

₽16958
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1263
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽395
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.
₽4188
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
-₽5290
-₽4245
-₽4465
-₽6613
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%.

-
-
-
5 500
microenterprise

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

-
-
-
55
total
-
-
-
55
Employee
12 113
-
5 500
-
income
2 423
-
1 100
-
total
2 423
-
1 100
-
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%.

-
5 500
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Dividends
-
5 500
-
-
withholding
-
275
-
-
total
-
275
-
-
Income
5 500
5 500
5 500
5 500
Total tax
2 423
275
1 100
55
After tax
3 077
5 225
4 400
5 445
Living cost
9 690
9 690
9 690
9 690
Free-cash
-6 613
-4 465
-5 290
-4 245

Estimated living cost  is ₽9690 per week

₽6557
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽407
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽325
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.
₽2401
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
-₽36574
-₽38309
-₽37399
-₽62860
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
-
-
-
5 500
income
-
-
-
-
social contributions
-
-
-
156
health
-
-
-
221
surtax
-
-
-
-
pensions
-
-
-
3 092
other
-
-
-
170
total
-
-
-
3 639
Employee
52 091
-
4 192
-
income
4 545
-
-
-
social contributions
1 484
-
120
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
pensions
5 892
-
475
-
total
11 921
-
595
-
Employer
52 091
-
4 192
-
unemployment
2 110
-
170
-
social contributions
156
-
13
-
pensions
8 559
-
687
-
other
1 798
-
145
-
health
3 646
-
294
-
total
16 269
-
1 309
-
Corporate
-
5 500
-
-
income
-
1 540
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
1 540
-
-
Dividends
-
3 960
-
-
withholding
-
507
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
social contributions
-
682
-
-
total
-
1 189
-
-
Income
5 500
5 500
5 500
5 500
Total tax
28 190
2 729
1 904
3 639
After tax
-22 690
2 771
3 596
1 861
Living cost
40 170
40 170
40 170
40 170
Free-cash
-62 860
-37 399
-36 574
-38 309

Estimated living cost  is ₽40170 per week

₽27186
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽3286
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽551
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.
₽9146
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
-₽10725
-₽11011
-₽10361
-₽19985
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.

-
-
-
5 500
income
-
-
-
96
health
-
-
-
567
unemployment
-
-
-
83
pensions
-
-
-
1 430
total
-
-
-
2 176
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.

21 617
-
4 665
-
income
2 980
-
127
-
health
1 113
-
240
-
unemployment
162
-
35
-
pensions
3 026
-
653
-
total
7 281
-
1 055
-
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.

21 617
-
4 665
-
unemployment
162
-
35
-
pensions
2 594
-
560
-
health
1 113
-
240
-
total
3 869
-
835
-
Corporate
-
5 500
-
-
income
-
825
-
-
total
-
825
-
-
Dividends
-
4 675
-
-
withholding
-
701
-
-
total
-
701
-
-
Income
5 500
5 500
5 500
5 500
Total tax
11 150
1 526
1 890
2 176
After tax
-5 650
3 974
3 610
3 324
Living cost
14 335
14 335
14 335
14 335
Free-cash
-19 985
-10 361
-10 725
-11 011

Estimated living cost  is ₽14335 per week

₽9652
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1109
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽415
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.
₽3160
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
-₽55644
-₽53423
-₽55546
-₽68921
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
-
-
-
5 500
regional
-
-
-
-
national
-
-
-
-
health
-
-
-
189
city
-
-
-
55
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.

-
-
-
110
pensions
-
-
-
507
total
-
-
-
861
Employee
67 947
-
3 891
-
regional
2 225
-
-
-
city
729
-
28
-
health
154
-
9
-
unemployment
-
-
-
-
national
322
-
-
-
pensions
5 708
-
1 479
-
total
9 138
-
1 516
-
Employer
67 947
-
3 891
-
unemployment
-
-
-
-
pensions
5 708
-
1 479
-
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.

1 359
-
78
-
health
154
-
9
-
total
7 221
-
1 566
-
Corporate
-
5 500
-
-
regional
-
1 163
-
-
national
-
467
-
-
total
-
1 630
-
-
Dividends
-
3 870
-
-
withholding
-
1 354
-
-
total
-
1 354
-
-
Income
5 500
5 500
5 500
5 500
Total tax
16 359
2 984
3 082
861
After tax
-10 859
2 516
2 418
4 639
Living cost
58 062
58 062
58 062
58 062
Free-cash
-68 921
-55 546
-55 644
-53 423

Estimated living cost  is ₽58062 per week

₽37757
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽5210
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽713
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.
₽14382
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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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
-₽28450
-₽27421
-₽28124
-₽46514
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

-
-
-
5 500
municipal
-
-
-
990
national
-
-
-
-
health
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
990
Employee
43 757
-
4 626
-
health
327
-
-
-
unemployment
657
-
69
-
national
723
-
-
-
municipal
7 167
-
764
-
pensions
2 953
-
313
-
total
11 827
-
1 146
-
Employer
43 757
-
4 626
-
unemployment
284
-
30
-
pensions
7 592
-
802
-
accident
44
-
5
-
health
336
-
36
-
total
8 256
-
873
-
Corporate
-
5 500
-
-
income
-
1 100
-
-
total
-
1 100
-
-
Dividends

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

-
3 300
-
-
national
-
-
-
-
municipal
-
593
-
-
total
-
593
-
-
Income
5 500
5 500
5 500
5 500
Total tax
20 083
1 693
2 019
990
After tax
-14 583
3 807
3 481
4 510
Living cost
31 931
31 931
31 931
31 931
Free-cash
-46 514
-28 124
-28 450
-27 421

Estimated living cost  is ₽31931 per week

₽20857
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽3071
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽508
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.
₽7495
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
-₽27768
-₽29555
-₽26957
-₽71311
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
-
-
-
5 500
national
-
-
-
279
social contributions
-
-
-
4 385
communal

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

-
-
-
66
total
-
-
-
4 730
Employee

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

59 492
-
4 261
-
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.

2 795
-
200
-
communal

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

3 103
-
223
-
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.

518
-
36
-
national
18 290
-
926
-
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.

4 462
-
319
-
total
29 168
-
1 704
-
Employer

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

59 492
-
4 261
-
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.

868
-
62
-
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.

5 272
-
377
-
surtax
6 746
-
483
-
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.

773
-
55
-
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.

3 659
-
262
-
total
17 318
-
1 239
-
Corporate
-
5 500
-
-
income
-
1 100
-
-
surtax
-
22
-
-
total
-
1 122
-
-
Dividends
-
4 378
-
-
withholding

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

-
1 010
-
-
total
-
1 010
-
-
Income
5 500
5 500
5 500
5 500
Total tax
46 486
2 132
2 943
4 730
After tax
-40 986
3 368
2 557
770
Living cost
30 325
30 325
30 325
30 325
Free-cash
-71 311
-26 957
-27 768
-29 555

Estimated living cost  is ₽30325 per week

₽19533
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2652
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽475
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.
₽7666
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
-₽31444
-₽31642
-₽31380
-₽58886
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
-
-
-
5 500
municipal
-
-
-
1 165
national
-
-
-
-
health
-
-
-
343
accident
-
-
-
11
unemployment
-
-
-
6
pensions
-
-
-
595
other
-
-
-
639
total
-
-
-
2 759
Employee
48 993
-
4 185
-
national
-
-
-
-
municipal
14 610
-
1 248
-
total
14 610
-
1 248
-
Employer
48 993
-
4 185
-
unemployment
1 293
-
110
-
pensions
5 296
-
452
-
other
5 693
-
486
-
accident
98
-
8
-
health
3 013
-
257
-
total
15 393
-
1 313
-
Corporate
-
5 500
-
-
income
-
1 210
-
-
total
-
1 210
-
-
Dividends
-
4 290
-
-
withholding
-
1 287
-
-
total
-
1 287
-
-
Income
5 500
5 500
5 500
5 500
Total tax
30 003
2 497
2 561
2 759
After tax
-24 503
3 003
2 939
2 741
Living cost
34 383
34 383
34 383
34 383
Free-cash
-58 886
-31 380
-31 444
-31 642

Estimated living cost  is ₽34383 per week

₽22788
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽3374
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽522
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.
₽7699
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
-₽44152
-₽34451
-₽34704
-₽125987
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
-
-
-
5 500
income
-
-
-
1 015
social contributions
-
-
-
886
total
-
-
-
1 901
Employee
54 559
-
-
-
income
12 035
-
-
-
social contributions
4 474
-
638
-
total
16 509
-
638
-
Employer
54 559
-
-
-
social contributions
76 928
-
10 964
-
total
76 928
-
10 964
-
Corporate
-
5 500
-
-
income
-
1 210
-
-
total
-
1 210
-
-
Dividends
-
4 290
-
-
income
-
944
-
-
total
-
944
-
-
Income
5 500
5 500
5 500
5 500
Total tax
93 437
2 154
11 602
1 901
After tax
-87 937
3 346
-6 102
3 599
Living cost
38 050
38 050
38 050
38 050
Free-cash
-125 987
-34 704
-44 152
-34 451

Estimated living cost  is ₽38050 per week

₽24689
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽3579
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽485
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.
₽9298
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
-₽33012
-₽27215
-₽40283
-₽35737
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
-
-
-
31 617
income
-
-
-
-
social contributions
-
-
-
4 932
health
-
-
-
807
total
-
-
-
5 739
Employee
63 954
63 954
63 954
-
income
6 716
5 920
7 191
-
social contributions
3 108
5 308
1 790
-
health
636
1 087
366
-
total
10 460
12 315
9 347
-
Employer
63 954
63 954
63 954
-
social contributions
3 108
5 308
1 790
-
health
693
1 184
399
-
total
3 801
6 492
2 189
-
Corporate
-
-
-
-
income
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Dividends
-
-
-
-
withholding
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Income
5 500
5 500
5 500
5 500
Total tax
14 261
18 807
11 536
5 739
After tax
-8 761
-13 307
-6 036
-239
Living cost
26 976
26 976
26 976
26 976
Free-cash
-35 737
-40 283
-33 012
-27 215

Estimated living cost  is ₽26976 per week

₽18441
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2107
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽453
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.
₽5975
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
-₽25786
-₽25703
-₽25982
-₽40782
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
-
-
-
5 500
income
-
-
-
1 099
pensions
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
1 099
Employee
41 322
-
5 398
-
income
7 525
-
1 080
-
health
539
-
-
-
pensions
3 154
-
-
-
total
11 218
-
1 080
-
Employer
41 322
-
5 398
-
pensions
4 175
-
-
-
health
785
-
102
-
total
4 960
-
102
-
Corporate
-
5 500
-
-
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.

-
1 044
-
-
total
-
1 044
-
-
Dividends
-
4 456
-
-
withholding
-
334
-
-
total
-
334
-
-
Income
5 500
5 500
5 500
5 500
Total tax
16 178
1 378
1 182
1 099
After tax
-10 678
4 122
4 318
4 401
Living cost
30 104
30 104
30 104
30 104
Free-cash
-40 782
-25 982
-25 786
-25 703

Estimated living cost  is ₽30104 per week

₽20651
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2768
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.
₽6306
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
-₽36083
-₽34079
-₽30235
-₽64585
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
-
-
-
5 500
municipal
-
-
-
-
regional
-
-
-
-
national
-
-
-
-
social contributions
-
-
-
6 446
total
-
-
-
6 446
Employee
70 084
-
5 500
-
regional
1 058
-
-
-
social contributions
23 632
-
8 450
-
national
11 844
-
-
-
municipal
418
-
-
-
total
36 952
-
8 450
-
Employer
70 084
-
5 500
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
-
5 500
-
-
nationa
-
1 319
-
-
municipal
-
265
-
-
total
-
1 584
-
-
Dividends
-
3 915
-
-
withholding
-
1 018
-
-
total
-
1 018
-
-
Income
5 500
5 500
5 500
5 500
Total tax
36 952
2 602
8 450
6 446
After tax
-31 452
2 898
-2 950
-946
Living cost
33 133
33 133
33 133
33 133
Free-cash
-64 585
-30 235
-36 083
-34 079

Estimated living cost  is ₽33133 per week

₽23274
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2279
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽500
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.
₽7079
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
-₽14458
-₽17360
-₽16917
-₽27378
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
-
-
-
5 500
income
-
-
-
1
health
-
-
-
1 721
accident
-
-
-
199
pensions
-
-
-
3 284
other
-
-
-
292
total
-
-
-
5 497
Employee
27 313
-
4 569
-
income
3 747
-
627
-
health
3 127
-
523
-
pensions
3 075
-
514
-
total
9 949
-
1 664
-
Employer
27 313
-
4 569
-
unemployment
669
-
112
-
pensions
4 441
-
743
-
accident
456
-
76
-
total
5 566
-
931
-
Corporate
-
5 500
-
-
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.

-
4 950
-
-
total
-
4 950
-
-
Dividends
-
550
-
-
withholding
-
104
-
-
total
-
104
-
-
Income
5 500
5 500
5 500
5 500
Total tax
15 515
5 054
2 595
5 497
After tax
-10 015
446
2 905
3
Living cost
17 363
17 363
17 363
17 363
Free-cash
-27 378
-16 917
-14 458
-17 360

Estimated living cost  is ₽17363 per week

₽12726
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽962
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽362
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.
₽3313
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
-₽32292
-₽32292
-₽29048
-₽35883
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.

-
-
-
5 500
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.

-
-
-
-
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.

-
-
-
5 682
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.

-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
5 682
Employee

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

41 382
-
5 500
-
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.

3 403
-
-
-
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.

5 682
-
5 682
-
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.

188
-
-
-
total
9 273
-
5 682
-
Employer
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
-
5 500
-
-
chamber of commerce
-
134
-
-
income
-
825
-
-
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.

-
46
-
-
trade
-
789
-
-
total
-
1 794
-
-
Dividends
-
3 705
-
-
withholding
-
611
-
-
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.

-
33
-
-
total
-
644
-
-
Income
5 500
5 500
5 500
5 500
Total tax
9 273
2 438
5 682
5 682
After tax
-3 773
3 062
-182
-182
Living cost
32 110
32 110
32 110
32 110
Free-cash
-35 883
-29 048
-32 292
-32 292

Estimated living cost  is ₽32110 per week

₽22150
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽3455
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽466
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.
₽6039
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
-₽15190
-₽15246
-₽12903
-₽24657
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.

-
-
-
5 500
microenterprise
-
-
-
825
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.

-
-
-
2 618
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
3 443
Employee
24 303
-
3 538
-
income
4 326
-
529
-
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.

2 674
-
896
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
7 000
-
1 425
-
Employer
24 303
-
3 538
-
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.

5 854
-
1 962
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
5 854
-
1 962
-
Corporate
-
5 500
-
-
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%.

-
1 100
-
-
total
-
1 100
-
-
Dividends

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

-
4 400
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Income
5 500
5 500
5 500
5 500
Total tax
12 854
1 100
3 387
3 443
After tax
-7 354
4 400
2 113
2 057
Living cost
17 303
17 303
17 303
17 303
Free-cash
-24 657
-12 903
-15 190
-15 246

Estimated living cost  is ₽17303 per week

₽11039
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1648
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽393
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.
₽4224
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
-₽7771
-₽7723
-₽7312
-₽14547
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
-
-
-
5 500
income
-
-
-
581
health
-
-
-
798
pensions
-
-
-
1 100
total
-
-
-
2 479
Employee
16 364
-
4 324
-
income
3 166
-
569
-
health
818
-
261
-
unemployment
164
-
52
-
pensions
1 473
-
470
-
total
5 621
-
1 352
-
Employer
16 364
-
4 324
-
unemployment
327
-
104
-
pensions
1 800
-
575
-
health
1 555
-
496
-
total
3 682
-
1 175
-
Corporate
-
5 500
-
-
income
-
1 210
-
-
total
-
1 210
-
-
Dividends
-
4 290
-
-
withholding
-
858
-
-
total
-
858
-
-
Income
5 500
5 500
5 500
5 500
Total tax
9 303
2 068
2 527
2 479
After tax
-3 803
3 432
2 973
3 021
Living cost
10 744
10 744
10 744
10 744
Free-cash
-14 547
-7 312
-7 771
-7 723

Estimated living cost  is ₽10744 per week

₽6385
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽871
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽246
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.
₽3242
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
-₽17587
-₽16841
-₽15222
-₽28405
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
-
-
-
5 500
income
-
-
-
461
health
-
-
-
789
unemployment
-
-
-
189
surtax
-
-
-
-
pensions
-
-
-
2 221
other
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
3 660
Employee
28 009
-
3 164
-
other
-
-
-
-
income
4 695
-
275
-
health
715
-
283
-
unemployment
1 949
-
772
-
surtax
99
-
-
-
pensions
1 869
-
740
-
total
9 327
-
2 070
-
Employer
28 009
-
3 164
-
unemployment
889
-
352
-
pensions
3 734
-
1 479
-
other
-
-
-
-
health
1 274
-
505
-
total
5 897
-
2 336
-
Corporate
-
5 500
-
-
income
-
1 430
-
-
total
-
1 430
-
-
Dividends
-
4 070
-
-
withholding
-
611
-
-
total
-
611
-
-
Income
5 500
5 500
5 500
5 500
Total tax
15 224
2 041
4 406
3 660
After tax
-9 724
3 459
1 094
1 840
Living cost
18 681
18 681
18 681
18 681
Free-cash
-28 405
-15 222
-17 587
-16 841

Estimated living cost  is ₽18681 per week

₽11279
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1624
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽434
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.
₽5346
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
-₽31332
-₽28325
-₽39808
-₽42109
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
-
-
-
5 500
income
-
-
-
-
chamber of commerce
-
-
-
22
health
-
-
-
634
unemployment
-
-
-