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
₽ 7000
per

Your estimated
City
free-cash

Valencia , Spain
-₽32472
-₽25594
-₽20818
-₽17441
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
-
-
-
7 000
unemployment
-
-
-
121
income
-
-
-
338
other
-
-
-
17
accident
-
-
-
157
pensions
-
-
-
4 926
total
-
-
-
5 559
Employee
29 931
-
-
-
unemployment
464
-
419
-
pensions
1 407
-
1 270
-
income
5 770
-
-
-
other
29
-
28
-
total
7 670
-
1 717
-
Employer
29 931
-
-
-
pensions
7 063
-
6 379
-
accident
593
-
535
-
unemployment
1 647
-
1 487
-
other
240
-
217
-
total
9 543
-
8 618
-
Corporate
-
7 000
-
-
income

The general rate of corporate tax is 25%. The lower rate of 15% is introduced for newly formed companies which applies during the first two years of operation in which taxable profit is made. We use the lower rate in our model.

-
1 051
-
-
total
-
1 051
-
-
Dividends
-
5 949
-
-
withholding
-
1 131
-
-
total
-
1 131
-
-
Income
7 000
7 000
7 000
7 000
Total tax
17 213
2 182
10 335
5 559
After tax
-10 213
4 818
-3 335
1 441
Living cost
22 259
22 259
22 259
22 259
Free-cash
-32 472
-17 441
-25 594
-20 818

Estimated living cost  is ₽22259 per week

₽15025
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2140
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.
₽4705
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
-₽29798
-₽17559
-₽18259
-₽16426
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
-
-
-
7 000
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.

-
-
-
2 109
income
-
-
-
776
other
-
-
-
418
health
-
-
-
387
total
-
-
-
3 690
Employee
29 391
-
5 464
-
health
412
-
77
-
unemployment
293
-
55
-
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.

2 057
-
382
-
income
5 060
-
940
-
total
7 822
-
1 454
-
Employer
29 391
-
5 464
-
health
412
-
77
-
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.

4 997
-
929
-
accident
235
-
43
-
unemployment
293
-
55
-
other
1 470
-
432
-
total
7 407
-
1 536
-
Corporate
-
7 000
-
-
income
-
1 470
-
-
total
-
1 470
-
-
Dividends
-
5 530
-
-
withholding
-
387
-
-
total
-
387
-
-
Income
7 000
7 000
7 000
7 000
Total tax
15 229
1 857
2 990
3 690
After tax
-8 229
5 143
4 010
3 310
Living cost
21 569
21 569
21 569
21 569
Free-cash
-29 798
-16 426
-17 559
-18 259

Estimated living cost  is ₽21569 per week

₽15240
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1456
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽347
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.
₽4525
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
-₽9830
-₽6203
-₽6544
-₽4640
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
-
-
-
7 000
pensions

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

-
-
-
1 036
unemployment
-
-
-
28
income
-
-
-
1 050
health
-
-
-
805
total
-
-
-
2 919
Employee
14 069
-
5 852
-
health
647
-
269
-
accident

We are using the highest rate at 1.1%.

155
-
64
-
pensions

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

1 235
-
513
-
income
1 407
-
585
-
total
3 444
-
1 431
-
Employer
14 069
-
5 852
-
health
971
-
403
-
pensions

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

1 551
-
645
-
accident

We are using the highest rate at 1.1%.

155
-
64
-
unemployment
84
-
35
-
total
2 761
-
1 147
-
Corporate
-
7 000
-
-
income
-
700
-
-
total
-
700
-
-
Dividends
-
6 300
-
-
withholding
-
315
-
-
total
-
315
-
-
Income
7 000
7 000
7 000
7 000
Total tax
6 205
1 015
2 578
2 919
After tax
795
5 985
4 422
4 081
Living cost
10 625
10 625
10 625
10 625
Free-cash
-9 830
-4 640
-6 203
-6 544

Estimated living cost  is ₽10625 per week

₽6203
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽759
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽281
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.
₽3382
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
-₽38463
-₽23117
-₽24449
-₽24166
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
-
-
-
7 000
income
-
-
-
-
other
-
-
-
217
health
-
-
-
215
social contributions
-
-
-
198
pensions
-
-
-
3 124
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
3 754
Employee
34 644
-
5 333
-
pensions
3 917
-
604
-
income
2 045
-
-
-
social contributions
988
-
152
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
6 950
-
756
-
Employer
34 644
-
5 333
-
health
2 426
-
373
-
social contributions
104
-
15
-
pensions
5 691
-
877
-
unemployment
1 402
-
217
-
other
1 195
-
184
-
total
10 818
-
1 666
-
Corporate
-
7 000
-
-
income
-
1 960
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
1 960
-
-
Dividends
-
5 040
-
-
social contributions
-
866
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
withholding
-
645
-
-
total
-
1 511
-
-
Income
7 000
7 000
7 000
7 000
Total tax
17 768
3 471
2 422
3 754
After tax
-10 768
3 529
4 578
3 246
Living cost
27 695
27 695
27 695
27 695
Free-cash
-38 463
-24 166
-23 117
-24 449

Estimated living cost  is ₽27695 per week

₽17463
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2252
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.
₽7510
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
-₽73383
-₽73383
-₽29876
-₽68839
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
-
-
-
7 000
pensions
-
-
-
1 261
income
-
-
-
630
health
-
-
-
1 075
total
-
-
-
2 966
Employee
69 125
69 125
69 125
-
health
10 610
9 025
10 610
-
pensions
12 443
9 484
12 443
-
income

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

11 315
11 315
11 315
-
total
34 368
29 824
34 368
-
Employer
69 125
69 125
69 125
-
health
4 805
4 805
4 805
-
pensions
4 811
4 811
4 811
-
unemployment
2 489
2 489
2 489
-
total
12 105
12 105
12 105
-
Corporate
-
-
-
-
income
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Dividends
-
-
-
-
income
-
-
-
-
withholding
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Income
7 000
7 000
7 000
7 000
Total tax
46 473
41 929
46 473
2 966
After tax
-39 473
-34 929
-39 473
4 034
Living cost
33 910
33 910
33 910
33 910
Free-cash
-73 383
-68 839
-73 383
-29 876

Estimated living cost  is ₽33910 per week

₽24031
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽3057
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽539
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.
₽6283
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
-₽23961
-₽23048
-₽23048
-₽20768
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.

-
-
-
7 000
trade
-
-
-
-
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.

-
-
-
5 530
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
-
-
-
5 530
Employee

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

30 961
-
7 000
-
health

Our model is based on the assumption that an owner of the company is either a director or registered self-employed, so all social security contributions are not mandatory.

However, you would need to purchase private health insurance. We took an average price of €3600 per annum per person.

5 530
-
5 530
-
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.

865
-
-
-
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.

48
-
-
-
total
6 443
-
5 530
-
Employer
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
-
7 000
-
-
income
-
1 051
-
-
trade
-
1 103
-
-
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.

-
58
-
-
chamber of commerce
-
134
-
-
total
-
2 346
-
-
Dividends
-
4 654
-
-
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.

-
48
-
-
withholding
-
856
-
-
total
-
904
-
-
Income
7 000
7 000
7 000
7 000
Total tax
6 443
3 250
5 530
5 530
After tax
557
3 750
1 470
1 470
Living cost
24 518
24 518
24 518
24 518
Free-cash
-23 961
-20 768
-23 048
-23 048

Estimated living cost  is ₽24518 per week

₽15423
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2859
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽458
Clothing and shoes. We estimate one pair of shoes and trainers, and several items of clothing each year, or slightly more often if you choose cheaper mass market stores. Twice as often for kids.
₽5779
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
-₽24230
-₽22969
-₽17326
-₽30045
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
-
-
-
30 772
income
-
-
-
-
health
-
-
-
785
social contributions
-
-
-
4 800
total
-
-
-
5 585
Employee
62 244
62 244
62 244
-
health
482
1 058
356
-
income
6 777
5 762
6 999
-
social contributions
2 353
5 166
1 742
-
total
9 612
11 986
9 097
-
Employer
62 244
62 244
62 244
-
health
524
1 152
389
-
social contributions
2 353
5 166
1 742
-
total
2 877
6 318
2 131
-
Corporate
-
-
-
-
income
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Dividends
-
-
-
-
withholding
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Income
7 000
7 000
7 000
7 000
Total tax
12 489
18 304
11 228
5 585
After tax
-5 489
-11 304
-4 228
1 415
Living cost
18 741
18 741
18 741
18 741
Free-cash
-24 230
-30 045
-22 969
-17 326

Estimated living cost  is ₽18741 per week

₽11232
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1839
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.
₽5257
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
-₽39071
-₽21085
-₽21232
-₽21408
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.

-
-
-
7 000
income
-
-
-
409
social contributions

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

-
-
-
2 433
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
2 842
Employee
37 229
-
5 656
-
income
7 744
-
730
-
social contributions
4 095
-
622
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
11 839
-
1 352
-
Employer
37 229
-
5 656
-
social contributions
8 842
-
1 343
-
total
8 842
-
1 343
-
Corporate
-
7 000
-
-
income
-
1 470
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
1 470
-
-
Dividends
-
5 530
-
-
withholding
-
1 548
-
-
total
-
1 548
-
-
Income
7 000
7 000
7 000
7 000
Total tax
20 681
3 018
2 695
2 842
After tax
-13 681
3 982
4 305
4 158
Living cost
25 390
25 390
25 390
25 390
Free-cash
-39 071
-21 408
-21 085
-21 232

Estimated living cost  is ₽25390 per week

₽18997
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1498
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽424
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.
₽4472
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
-₽559
-₽447
₽883
₽603
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%.

-
-
-
7 000
microenterprise

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

-
-
-
70
total
-
-
-
70
Employee
7 559
-
7 000
-
income
1 512
-
1 400
-
total
1 512
-
1 400
-
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%.

-
7 000
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Dividends
-
7 000
-
-
withholding
-
350
-
-
total
-
350
-
-
Income
7 000
7 000
7 000
7 000
Total tax
1 512
350
1 400
70
After tax
5 488
6 650
5 600
6 930
Living cost
6 047
6 047
6 047
6 047
Free-cash
-559
603
-447
883

Estimated living cost  is ₽6047 per week

₽3748
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽503
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽166
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.
₽1631
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
-₽34369
-₽17749
-₽17494
-₽16893
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.

-
-
-
7 000
pensions
-
-
-
1 278
unemployment
-
-
-
11
income
-
-
-
803
health
-
-
-
690
total
-
-
-
2 782
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.

35 795
-
6 057
-
health
2 312
-
392
-
unemployment
51
-
9
-
pensions
5 548
-
939
-
income
6 173
-
754
-
total
14 084
-
2 094
-
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.

35 795
-
6 057
-
health
2 384
-
404
-
pensions
3 167
-
536
-
unemployment
22
-
3
-
total
5 573
-
943
-
Corporate
-
7 000
-
-
income
-
1 330
-
-
total
-
1 330
-
-
Dividends
-
5 670
-
-
withholding
-
851
-
-
total
-
851
-
-
Income
7 000
7 000
7 000
7 000
Total tax
19 657
2 181
3 037
2 782
After tax
-12 657
4 819
3 963
4 218
Living cost
21 712
21 712
21 712
21 712
Free-cash
-34 369
-16 893
-17 749
-17 494

Estimated living cost  is ₽21712 per week

₽14900
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1392
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽421
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.
₽5000
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
-₽36269
-₽25198
-₽50550
-₽27250
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.

-
-
-
7 000
income
-
-
-
23 042
health

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

-
-
-
5 124
total
-
-
-
28 166
Employee
37 134
-
5 593
-
social contributions
3 720
-
1 407
-
income
4 029
-
-
-
total
7 749
-
1 407
-
Employer
37 134
-
5 593
-
social contributions
3 720
-
1 407
-
total
3 720
-
1 407
-
Corporate
-
7 000
-
-
income
-
2 450
-
-
total
-
2 450
-
-
Dividends
-
4 550
-
-
social contributions
2 416
2 416
-
-
total
2 416
2 416
-
-
Income
7 000
7 000
7 000
7 000
Total tax
13 885
4 866
2 814
28 166
After tax
-6 885
2 134
4 186
-21 166
Living cost
29 384
29 384
29 384
29 384
Free-cash
-36 269
-27 250
-25 198
-50 550

Estimated living cost  is ₽29384 per week

₽19355
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2316
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.
₽7261
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
-₽22572
-₽12583
-₽13341
-₽13637
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
-
-
-
7 000
income
-
-
-
1 051
health
-
-
-
714
social contributions
-
-
-
1 412
total
-
-
-
3 177
Employee
27 446
-
7 000
-
health
1 916
-
714
-
income
4 578
-
293
-
social contributions
3 788
-
1 412
-
total
10 282
-
2 419
-
Employer
27 446
-
7 000
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
-
7 000
-
-
income

The standard tax rate is 15%. However, small companies and agricultural companies can apply a reduced corporate income tax rate of 0% to the first year of operation when certain conditions are met; and 5% to revenues of less than €300,000 per year. We made calculations based on 5% and skipped 0%.

-
350
-
-
total
-
350
-
-
Dividends
-
6 650
-
-
social contributions
1 412
1 412
-
-
withholding
-
997
-
-
health
714
714
-
-
total
2 126
3 123
-
-
Income
7 000
7 000
7 000
7 000
Total tax
12 408
3 473
2 419
3 177
After tax
-5 408
3 527
4 581
3 823
Living cost
17 164
17 164
17 164
17 164
Free-cash
-22 572
-13 637
-12 583
-13 341

Estimated living cost  is ₽17164 per week

₽11487
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1058
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.
₽4223
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
-₽37569
-₽19066
-₽19209
-₽17798
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
-
-
-
7 000
income
-
-
-
602
health
-
-
-
945
social contributions
-
-
-
2 044
solidarity contribution
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
3 591
Employee
33 261
-
5 224
-
health
4 490
-
705
-
solidarity contribution
-
-
-
-
income
3 991
-
627
-
social contributions
2 162
-
340
-
total
10 643
-
1 672
-
Employer
33 261
-
5 224
-
health
2 993
-
470
-
social contributions
8 315
-
1 306
-
total
11 308
-
1 776
-
Corporate
-
7 000
-
-
income
-
1 330
-
-
total
-
1 330
-
-
Dividends
-
5 670
-
-
withholding
-
850
-
-
total
-
850
-
-
Income
7 000
7 000
7 000
7 000
Total tax
21 951
2 180
3 448
3 591
After tax
-14 951
4 820
3 552
3 409
Living cost
22 618
22 618
22 618
22 618
Free-cash
-37 569
-17 798
-19 066
-19 209

Estimated living cost  is ₽22618 per week

₽16820
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1253
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽391
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.
₽4153
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
-₽4779
-₽3823
-₽2493
-₽2773
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%.

-
-
-
7 000
microenterprise

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

-
-
-
70
total
-
-
-
70
Employee
11 779
-
7 000
-
income
2 356
-
1 400
-
total
2 356
-
1 400
-
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%.

-
7 000
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Dividends
-
7 000
-
-
withholding
-
350
-
-
total
-
350
-
-
Income
7 000
7 000
7 000
7 000
Total tax
2 356
350
1 400
70
After tax
4 644
6 650
5 600
6 930
Living cost
9 423
9 423
9 423
9 423
Free-cash
-4 779
-2 773
-3 823
-2 493

Estimated living cost  is ₽9423 per week

₽6377
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽396
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽316
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.
₽2335
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
-₽59532
-₽34518
-₽35850
-₽35567
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
-
-
-
7 000
income
-
-
-
-
other
-
-
-
217
health
-
-
-
215
social contributions
-
-
-
198
pensions
-
-
-
3 124
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
3 754
Employee
50 698
-
5 333
-
pensions
5 734
-
604
-
income
4 424
-
-
-
social contributions
1 444
-
152
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
11 602
-
756
-
Employer
50 698
-
5 333
-
health
3 548
-
373
-
social contributions
152
-
15
-
pensions
8 330
-
877
-
unemployment
2 054
-
217
-
other
1 750
-
184
-
total
15 834
-
1 666
-
Corporate
-
7 000
-
-
income
-
1 960
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
1 960
-
-
Dividends
-
5 040
-
-
social contributions
-
866
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
withholding
-
645
-
-
total
-
1 511
-
-
Income
7 000
7 000
7 000
7 000
Total tax
27 436
3 471
2 422
3 754
After tax
-20 436
3 529
4 578
3 246
Living cost
39 096
39 096
39 096
39 096
Free-cash
-59 532
-35 567
-34 518
-35 850

Estimated living cost  is ₽39096 per week

₽26460
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽3198
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽536
Clothing and shoes. We estimate one pair of shoes and trainers, and several items of clothing each year, or slightly more often if you choose cheaper mass market stores. Twice as often for kids.
₽8902
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
-₽17797
-₽9429
-₽9790
-₽8890
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.

-
-
-
7 000
pensions
-
-
-
1 820
unemployment
-
-
-
105
income
-
-
-
196
health
-
-
-
721
total
-
-
-
2 842
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.

21 032
-
5 937
-
health
1 083
-
306
-
unemployment
158
-
45
-
pensions
2 944
-
831
-
income
2 899
-
236
-
total
7 084
-
1 418
-
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.

21 032
-
5 937
-
health
1 083
-
306
-
pensions
2 524
-
712
-
unemployment
158
-
45
-
total
3 765
-
1 063
-
Corporate
-
7 000
-
-
income
-
1 050
-
-
total
-
1 050
-
-
Dividends
-
5 950
-
-
withholding
-
892
-
-
total
-
892
-
-
Income
7 000
7 000
7 000
7 000
Total tax
10 849
1 942
2 481
2 842
After tax
-3 849
5 058
4 519
4 158
Living cost
13 948
13 948
13 948
13 948
Free-cash
-17 797
-8 890
-9 429
-9 790

Estimated living cost  is ₽13948 per week

₽9391
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1079
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽404
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.
₽3074
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
-₽65224
-₽52546
-₽50389
-₽53149
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
-
-
-
7 000
pensions
-
-
-
644
city
-
-
-
72
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.

-
-
-
140
health
-
-
-
184
regional
-
-
-
-
national
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
1 040
Employee
65 943
-
5 314
-
health
149
-
12
-
unemployment
-
-
-
-
city
708
-
45
-
pensions
5 540
-
1 511
-
regional
2 159
-
-
-
national
312
-
-
-
total
8 868
-
1 568
-
Employer
65 943
-
5 314
-
health
149
-
12
-
pensions
5 540
-
1 511
-
unemployment
-
-
-
-
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.

1 318
-
106
-
total
7 007
-
1 629
-
Corporate
-
7 000
-
-
regional
-
1 481
-
-
national
-
595
-
-
total
-
2 076
-
-
Dividends
-
4 925
-
-
withholding
-
1 724
-
-
total
-
1 724
-
-
Income
7 000
7 000
7 000
7 000
Total tax
15 875
3 800
3 197
1 040
After tax
-8 875
3 200
3 803
5 960
Living cost
56 349
56 349
56 349
56 349
Free-cash
-65 224
-53 149
-52 546
-50 389

Estimated living cost  is ₽56349 per week

₽36643
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽5057
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽692
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.
₽13957
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
-₽43624
-₽26648
-₽25338
-₽26233
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

-
-
-
7 000
municipal
-
-
-
1 260
health
-
-
-
-
national
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
1 260
Employee
42 588
-
5 888
-
health
318
-
-
-
unemployment
639
-
88
-
pensions
2 874
-
398
-
national
704
-
-
-
municipal
6 975
-
972
-
total
11 510
-
1 458
-
Employer
42 588
-
5 888
-
health
327
-
46
-
pensions
7 389
-
1 022
-
accident
43
-
6
-
unemployment
277
-
38
-
total
8 036
-
1 112
-
Corporate
-
7 000
-
-
income
-
1 399
-
-
total
-
1 399
-
-
Dividends

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

-
4 200
-
-
municipal
-
756
-
-
national
-
-
-
-
total
-
756
-
-
Income
7 000
7 000
7 000
7 000
Total tax
19 546
2 155
2 570
1 260
After tax
-12 546
4 845
4 430
5 740
Living cost
31 078
31 078
31 078
31 078
Free-cash
-43 624
-26 233
-26 648
-25 338

Estimated living cost  is ₽31078 per week

₽20300
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2989
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽495
Clothing and shoes. We estimate one pair of shoes and trainers, and several items of clothing each year, or slightly more often if you choose cheaper mass market stores. Twice as often for kids.
₽7295
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
-₽67757
-₽26264
-₽27629
-₽25317
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
-
-
-
7 000
communal

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

-
-
-
164
social contributions
-
-
-
4 267
national
-
-
-
684
total
-
-
-
5 115
Employee

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

57 902
-
5 421
-
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.

2 720
-
255
-
communal

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

3 020
-
283
-
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.

504
-
48
-
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.

4 343
-
407
-
national
17 801
-
1 178
-
total
28 388
-
2 171
-
Employer

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

57 902
-
5 421
-
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.

3 561
-
333
-
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.

5 131
-
481
-
surtax
6 565
-
614
-
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.

753
-
71
-
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.

845
-
80
-
total
16 855
-
1 579
-
Corporate
-
7 000
-
-
income
-
1 399
-
-
surtax
-
28
-
-
total
-
1 427
-
-
Dividends
-
5 573
-
-
withholding

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

-
1 376
-
-
total
-
1 376
-
-
Income
7 000
7 000
7 000
7 000
Total tax
45 243
2 803
3 750
5 115
After tax
-38 243
4 197
3 250
1 885
Living cost
29 514
29 514
29 514
29 514
Free-cash
-67 757
-25 317
-26 264
-27 629

Estimated living cost  is ₽29514 per week

₽19011
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2581
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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Stockholm , Sweden
-₽58368
-₽31170
-₽31418
-₽31085
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
-
-
-
7 000
unemployment
-
-
-
7
municipal
-
-
-
1 483
other
-
-
-
813
health
-
-
-
437
national
-
-
-
-
accident
-
-
-
14
pensions
-
-
-
757
total
-
-
-
3 511
Employee
49 740
-
5 326
-
national
-
-
-
-
municipal
14 832
-
1 588
-
total
14 832
-
1 588
-
Employer
49 740
-
5 326
-
health
3 059
-
328
-
pensions
5 377
-
576
-
accident
100
-
11
-
unemployment
1 313
-
141
-
other
5 780
-
619
-
total
15 629
-
1 675
-
Corporate
-
7 000
-
-
income
-
1 540
-
-
total
-
1 540
-
-
Dividends
-
5 460
-
-
withholding
-
1 638
-
-
total
-
1 638
-
-
Income
7 000
7 000
7 000
7 000
Total tax
30 461
3 178
3 263
3 511
After tax
-23 461
3 822
3 737
3 489
Living cost
34 908
34 908
34 908
34 908
Free-cash
-58 368
-31 085
-31 170
-31 418

Estimated living cost  is ₽34908 per week

₽23135
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽3425
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽530
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.
₽7817
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
-₽125587
-₽43067
-₽33606
-₽34110
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
-
-
-
7 000
income
-
-
-
1 343
social contributions
-
-
-
894
total
-
-
-
2 237
Employee
55 015
-
-
-
income
12 135
-
-
-
social contributions
4 511
-
643
-
total
16 646
-
643
-
Employer
55 015
-
-
-
social contributions
77 572
-
11 055
-
total
77 572
-
11 055
-
Corporate
-
7 000
-
-
income
-
1 540
-
-
total
-
1 540
-
-
Dividends
-
5 460
-
-
income
-
1 201
-
-
total
-
1 201
-
-
Income
7 000
7 000
7 000
7 000
Total tax
94 218
2 741
11 698
2 237
After tax
-87 218
4 259
-4 698
4 763
Living cost
38 369
38 369
38 369
38 369
Free-cash
-125 587
-34 110
-43 067
-33 606

Estimated living cost  is ₽38369 per week

₽24895
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽3609
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽489
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.
₽9376
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
-₽33134
-₽30483
-₽24840
-₽37559
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
-
-
-
30 772
income
-
-
-
-
health
-
-
-
785
social contributions
-
-
-
4 800
total
-
-
-
5 585
Employee
62 244
62 244
62 244
-
health
619
1 058
356
-
income
6 536
5 762
6 999
-
social contributions
3 025
5 166
1 742
-
total
10 180
11 986
9 097
-
Employer
62 244
62 244
62 244
-
health
674
1 152
389
-
social contributions
3 025
5 166
1 742
-
total
3 699
6 318
2 131
-
Corporate
-
-
-
-
income
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Dividends
-
-
-
-
withholding
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Income
7 000
7 000
7 000
7 000
Total tax
13 879
18 304
11 228
5 585
After tax
-6 879
-11 304
-4 228
1 415
Living cost
26 255
26 255
26 255
26 255
Free-cash
-33 134
-37 559
-30 483
-24 840

Estimated living cost  is ₽26255 per week

₽17948
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2051
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽441
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.
₽5816
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
-₽37484
-₽23438
-₽23334
-₽23689
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
-
-
-
7 000
income
-
-
-
1 400
pensions
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
1 400
Employee
39 716
-
6 870
-
health
518
-
-
-
pensions
3 031
-
-
-
income
7 233
-
1 374
-
total
10 782
-
1 374
-
Employer
39 716
-
6 870
-
health
755
-
130
-
pensions
4 013
-
-
-
total
4 768
-
130
-
Corporate
-
7 000
-
-
income

It is proposed for this rate to fall to 17% from the financial year starting on 1 April, 2020. Also, where the taxable profits can be attributed to the exploitation of patents, a lower rate of 10% applies.

-
1 330
-
-
total
-
1 330
-
-
Dividends
-
5 670
-
-
withholding
-
425
-
-
total
-
425
-
-
Income
7 000
7 000
7 000
7 000
Total tax
15 550
1 755
1 504
1 400
After tax
-8 550
5 245
5 496
5 600
Living cost
28 934
28 934
28 934
28 934
Free-cash
-37 484
-23 689
-23 438
-23 334

Estimated living cost  is ₽28934 per week

₽19849
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2661
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.
₽6061
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
-₽61211
-₽33471
-₽31705
-₽28561
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
-
-
-
7 000
municipal
-
-
-
6
regional
-
-
-
12
social contributions
-
-
-
6 273
national
-
-
-
167
total
-
-
-
6 458
Employee
68 211
-
7 000
-
social contributions
23 000
-
8 224
-
regional
1 030
-
-
-
national
11 527
-
-
-
municipal
407
-
-
-
total
35 964
-
8 224
-
Employer
68 211
-
7 000
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
-
7 000
-
-
nationa
-
1 681
-
-
municipal
-
338
-
-
total
-
2 019
-
-
Dividends
-
4 982
-
-
withholding
-
1 295
-
-
total
-
1 295
-
-
Income
7 000
7 000
7 000
7 000
Total tax
35 964
3 314
8 224
6 458
After tax
-28 964
3 686
-1 224
542
Living cost
32 247
32 247
32 247
32 247
Free-cash
-61 211
-28 561
-33 471
-31 705

Estimated living cost  is ₽32247 per week

₽22652
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽2218
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽487
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.
₽6889
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
-₽25458
-₽13445
-₽15847
-₽16574
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
-
-
-
7 000
pensions
-
-
-
3 242
income
-
-
-
279
other
-
-
-
289
health
-
-
-
1 699
accident
-
-
-
197
total
-
-
-
5 706
Employee
26 964
-
5 815
-
health
3 087
-
666
-
pensions
3 036
-
655
-
income
3 699
-
798
-
total
9 822
-
2 119
-
Employer
26 964
-
5 815
-
pensions
4 384
-
946
-
accident
450
-
97
-
unemployment
661
-
142
-
total
5 495
-
1 185
-
Corporate
-
7 000
-
-
income

From 1 January 2017, a lowered corporate income tax rate of 9% was introduced for so-called 'small taxpayers' - entities with turnover not exceeding the equivalent of €1.2 million and for taxpayers starting business activity, during their previous tax year.

-
6 300
-
-
total
-
6 300
-
-
Dividends
-
700
-
-
withholding
-
133
-
-
total
-
133
-
-
Income
7 000
7 000
7 000
7 000
Total tax
15 317
6 433
3 304
5 706
After tax
-8 317
567
3 696
1 294
Living cost
17 141
17 141
17 141
17 141
Free-cash
-25 458
-16 574
-13 445
-15 847

Estimated living cost  is ₽17141 per week

₽12563
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽950
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽358
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.
₽3271
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
-₽33276
-₽29781
-₽29781
-₽27428
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.

-
-
-
7 000
trade
-
-
-
-
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.

-
-
-
5 530
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
-
-
-
5 530
Employee

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

40 276
-
7 000
-
health

Our model is based on the assumption that an owner of the company is either a director or registered self-employed, so all social security contributions are not mandatory.

However, you would need to purchase private health insurance. We took an average price of €3600 per annum per person.

5 530
-
5 530
-
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.

3 312
-
-
-
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.

183
-
-
-
total
9 025
-
5 530
-
Employer
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
-
7 000
-
-
income
-
1 051
-
-
trade
-
1 005
-
-
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.

-
58
-
-
chamber of commerce
-
134
-
-
total
-
2 248
-
-
Dividends
-
4 753
-
-
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
-
-
withholding
-
880
-
-
total
-
929
-
-
Income
7 000
7 000
7 000
7 000
Total tax
9 025
3 177
5 530
5 530
After tax
-2 025
3 823
1 470
1 470
Living cost
31 251
31 251
31 251
31 251
Free-cash
-33 276
-27 428
-29 781
-29 781

Estimated living cost  is ₽31251 per week

₽21558
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽3363
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.
₽5877
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
-₽22349
-₽13465
-₽13439
-₽11239
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.

-
-
-
7 000
income
-
-
-
-
microenterprise
-
-
-
1 051
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.

-
-
-
2 548
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
3 599
Employee
23 653
-
5 091
-
income
4 210
-
843
-
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.

2 602
-
873
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
6 812
-
1 716
-
Employer
23 653
-
5 091
-
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.

5 697
-
1 909
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
5 697
-
1 909
-
Corporate
-
7 000
-
-
income

Corporate income tax rate is 20% applicable to the taxable base. However, before applying the statutory rate, the taxable base should be divided by a coefficient of 0.8. As taxable base is increased by the coefficient, the effective corporate income tax rate is 25%.

-
1 399
-
-
total
-
1 399
-
-
Dividends

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

-
5 601
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Income
7 000
7 000
7 000
7 000
Total tax
12 509
1 399
3 625
3 599
After tax
-5 509
5 601
3 375
3 401
Living cost
16 840
16 840
16 840
16 840
Free-cash
-22 349
-11 239
-13 465
-13 439

Estimated living cost  is ₽16840 per week

₽10744
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1604
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽382
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.
₽4111
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
-₽11544
-₽5924
-₽6142
-₽5571
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
-
-
-
7 000
income
-
-
-
788
health
-
-
-
1 015
pensions
-
-
-
1 400
total
-
-
-
3 203
Employee
15 139
-
5 714
-
health
757
-
286
-
unemployment
151
-
57
-
pensions
1 362
-
514
-
income
2 929
-
842
-
total
5 199
-
1 699
-
Employer
15 139
-
5 714
-
health
1 438
-
543
-
pensions
1 665
-
629
-
unemployment
303
-
114
-
total
3 406
-
1 286
-
Corporate
-
7 000
-
-
income
-
1 540
-
-
total
-
1 540
-
-
Dividends
-
5 460
-
-
withholding
-
1 092
-
-
total
-
1 092
-
-
Income
7 000
7 000
7 000
7 000
Total tax
8 605
2 632
2 985
3 203
After tax
-1 605
4 368
4 015
3 797
Living cost
9 939
9 939
9 939
9 939
Free-cash
-11 544
-5 571
-5 924
-6 142

Estimated living cost  is ₽9939 per week

₽5907
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽806
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽228
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.
₽2999
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
-₽26000
-₽15798
-₽15072
-₽13779
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
-
-
-
7 000
pensions
-
-
-
2 161
unemployment
-
-
-
184
income
-
-
-
777
other
-
-
-
-
health
-
-
-
768
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
3 890
Employee
27 260
-
4 727
-
health
696
-
275
-
unemployment
1 897
-
751
-
pensions
1 819
-
720
-
income
4 570
-
596
-
other
-
-
-
-
surtax
97
-
-
-
total
9 079
-
2 342
-
Employer
27 260
-
4 727
-
health
1 240
-
492
-
pensions
3 634
-
1 439
-
unemployment
865
-
343
-
other
-
-
-
-
total
5 739
-
2 274
-
Corporate
-
7 000
-
-
income
-
1 820
-
-
total
-
1 820
-
-
Dividends
-
5 180
-
-
withholding
-
777
-
-
total
-
777
-
-
Income
7 000
7 000
7 000
7 000
Total tax
14 818
2 597
4 616
3 890
After tax
-7 818
4 403
2 384
3 110
Living cost
18 182
18 182
18 182
18 182
Free-cash
-26 000
-13 779
-15 798
-15 072

Estimated living cost  is ₽18182 per week

₽10977
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₽1581
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₽422
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.
₽5203
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
-₽39334
-₽28870
-₽25929
-₽37100
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
-
-
-
7 000
pensions
-
-
-
1 493
chamber of commerce
-
-
-
28
unemployment
-
-
-
4 965
income
-