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
₴ 20000
per

Your estimated
City
free-cash

Valencia , Spain
₴3537
₴2634
₴2492
₴5132
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
-
-
-
20 000
unemployment
-
-
-
140
income
-
-
-
3 141
other
-
-
-
20
accident
-
-
-
180
pensions
-
-
-
5 660
total
-
-
-
9 141
Employee
11 251
-
15 165
-
unemployment
174
-
235
-
pensions
529
-
713
-
income
2 169
-
3 201
-
other
11
-
15
-
total
2 883
-
4 164
-
Employer
11 251
-
15 165
-
pensions
2 655
-
3 579
-
accident
223
-
300
-
unemployment
619
-
834
-
other
90
-
122
-
total
3 587
-
4 835
-
Corporate
5 162
20 000
-
-
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.

774
3 000
-
-
total
774
3 000
-
-
Dividends
4 388
17 000
-
-
withholding
852
3 501
-
-
total
852
3 501
-
-
Income
20 000
20 000
20 000
20 000
Total tax
8 096
6 501
8 999
9 141
After tax
11 904
13 499
11 001
10 859
Living cost
8 367
8 367
8 367
8 367
Free-cash
3 537
5 132
2 634
2 492

Estimated living cost  is ₴8367 per week

₴5648
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₴804
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₴147
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.
₴1769
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
₴4532
₴3615
₴2721
₴6586
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
-
-
-
20 000
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.

-
-
-
4 800
income
-
-
-
2 541
other
-
-
-
950
health
-
-
-
880
total
-
-
-
9 171
Employee
11 048
-
15 975
-
health
155
-
223
-
unemployment
110
-
160
-
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.

773
-
1 118
-
income
1 902
-
2 750
-
total
2 940
-
4 251
-
Employer
11 048
-
15 975
-
health
155
-
223
-
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.

1 878
-
2 716
-
accident
88
-
128
-
unemployment
110
-
160
-
other
553
-
799
-
total
2 784
-
4 026
-
Corporate
6 168
20 000
-
-
income
1 295
4 200
-
-
total
1 295
4 200
-
-
Dividends
4 873
15 800
-
-
withholding
341
1 106
-
-
total
341
1 106
-
-
Income
20 000
20 000
20 000
20 000
Total tax
7 360
5 306
8 277
9 171
After tax
12 640
14 694
11 723
10 829
Living cost
8 108
8 108
8 108
8 108
Free-cash
4 532
6 586
3 615
2 721

Estimated living cost  is ₴8108 per week

₴5728
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₴547
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₴130
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.
₴1701
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
₴11700
₴10598
₴10177
₴13113
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
-
-
-
20 000
pensions

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

-
-
-
1 572
unemployment
-
-
-
42
income
-
-
-
3 000
health
-
-
-
1 222
total
-
-
-
5 836
Employee
5 280
-
17 916
-
health
243
-
489
-
accident

We are using the highest rate at 1.1%.

58
-
117
-
pensions

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

464
-
933
-
income
528
-
1 791
-
total
1 293
-
3 330
-
Employer
5 280
-
17 916
-
health
364
-
733
-
pensions

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

582
-
1 171
-
accident

We are using the highest rate at 1.1%.

58
-
117
-
unemployment
32
-
64
-
total
1 036
-
2 085
-
Corporate
13 684
20 000
-
-
income
1 368
2 000
-
-
total
1 368
2 000
-
-
Dividends
12 316
18 000
-
-
withholding
616
900
-
-
total
616
900
-
-
Income
20 000
20 000
20 000
20 000
Total tax
4 313
2 900
5 415
5 836
After tax
15 687
17 100
14 585
14 164
Living cost
3 987
3 987
3 987
3 987
Free-cash
11 700
13 113
10 598
10 177

Estimated living cost  is ₴3987 per week

₴2328
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₴285
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₴106
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.
₴1269
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
₴1469
₴1636
₴1519
-₴330
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
-
-
-
20 000
income
-
-
-
1 021
other
-
-
-
620
health
-
-
-
173
social contributions
-
-
-
570
pensions
-
-
-
5 687
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
8 071
Employee
13 022
-
15 240
-
pensions
1 472
-
1 724
-
income
769
-
1 036
-
social contributions
371
-
434
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
2 612
-
3 194
-
Employer
13 022
-
15 240
-
health
912
-
1 067
-
social contributions
39
-
46
-
pensions
2 139
-
2 504
-
unemployment
527
-
617
-
other
449
-
526
-
total
4 066
-
4 760
-
Corporate
2 911
20 000
-
-
income
815
5 600
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
815
5 600
-
-
Dividends
2 096
14 400
-
-
social contributions
360
2 477
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
withholding
268
1 843
-
-
total
628
4 320
-
-
Income
20 000
20 000
20 000
20 000
Total tax
8 121
9 920
7 954
8 071
After tax
11 879
10 080
12 046
11 929
Living cost
10 410
10 410
10 410
10 410
Free-cash
1 469
-330
1 636
1 519

Estimated living cost  is ₴10410 per week

₴6564
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₴846
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₴177
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.
₴2823
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
-₴10213
-₴10213
-₴1335
-₴8505
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
-
-
-
20 000
pensions
-
-
-
3 565
income
-
-
-
1 973
health
-
-
-
3 051
total
-
-
-
8 589
Employee
25 983
25 983
25 983
-
health
3 988
3 392
3 988
-
pensions
4 677
3 565
4 677
-
income

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

4 253
4 253
4 253
-
total
12 918
11 210
12 918
-
Employer
25 983
25 983
25 983
-
health
1 806
1 806
1 806
-
pensions
1 808
1 808
1 808
-
unemployment
935
935
935
-
total
4 549
4 549
4 549
-
Corporate
-
-
-
-
income
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Dividends
-
-
-
-
income
-
-
-
-
withholding
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Income
20 000
20 000
20 000
20 000
Total tax
17 467
15 759
17 467
8 589
After tax
2 533
4 241
2 533
11 411
Living cost
12 746
12 746
12 746
12 746
Free-cash
-10 213
-8 505
-10 213
-1 335

Estimated living cost  is ₴12746 per week

₴9033
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₴1149
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₴203
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.
₴2362
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
₴4292
₴5883
₴4961
₴926
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.

-
-
-
20 000
trade
-
-
-
922
income

Personal income is calculated on a progressive scale(from 14% to 42%), and is fixed at 45%. The tax percentage is unique and will depend on your income.

-
-
-
2 675
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.

-
-
-
2 079
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.

-
-
-
147
total
-
-
-
5 823
Employee

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

11 638
-
20 000
-
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.

2 079
-
2 079
-
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.

325
-
2 675
-
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.

18
-
147
-
total
2 422
-
4 901
-
Employer
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
8 362
20 000
-
-
income
1 254
3 000
-
-
trade
1 317
3 150
-
-
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.

69
165
-
-
chamber of commerce
58
75
-
-
total
2 698
6 390
-
-
Dividends
5 664
13 610
-
-
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.

72
181
-
-
withholding
1 300
3 287
-
-
total
1 372
3 468
-
-
Income
20 000
20 000
20 000
20 000
Total tax
6 492
9 858
4 901
5 823
After tax
13 508
10 142
15 099
14 177
Living cost
9 216
9 216
9 216
9 216
Free-cash
4 292
926
5 883
4 961

Estimated living cost  is ₴9216 per week

₴5797
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₴1075
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₴172
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.
₴2172
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
₴5998
₴6973
₴8293
₴6074
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
-
-
-
20 000
income
-
-
-
1 032
health
-
-
-
510
social contributions
-
-
-
3 120
total
-
-
-
4 662
Employee
23 397
23 397
23 397
-
health
181
398
309
-
income
2 548
2 166
2 323
-
social contributions
885
1 942
1 507
-
total
3 614
4 506
4 139
-
Employer
23 397
23 397
23 397
-
health
197
433
336
-
social contributions
885
1 942
1 507
-
total
1 082
2 375
1 843
-
Corporate
8 260
-
-
-
income
1 032
-
-
-
total
1 032
-
-
-
Dividends
7 228
-
-
-
withholding
1 229
-
-
-
total
1 229
-
-
-
Income
20 000
20 000
20 000
20 000
Total tax
6 957
6 881
5 982
4 662
After tax
13 043
13 119
14 018
15 338
Living cost
7 045
7 045
7 045
7 045
Free-cash
5 998
6 074
6 973
8 293

Estimated living cost  is ₴7045 per week

₴4222
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₴691
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₴156
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.
₴1976
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
₴1525
₴1253
₴1899
₴1832
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.

-
-
-
20 000
income
-
-
-
1 607
social contributions

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

-
-
-
6 950
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
8 557
Employee
13 994
-
16 161
-
income
2 911
-
3 586
-
social contributions
1 539
-
1 778
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
4 450
-
5 364
-
Employer
13 994
-
16 161
-
social contributions
3 324
-
3 839
-
total
3 324
-
3 839
-
Corporate
2 682
20 000
-
-
income
564
4 200
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
564
4 200
-
-
Dividends
2 119
15 800
-
-
withholding
593
4 424
-
-
total
593
4 424
-
-
Income
20 000
20 000
20 000
20 000
Total tax
8 931
8 624
9 203
8 557
After tax
11 069
11 376
10 797
11 443
Living cost
9 544
9 544
9 544
9 544
Free-cash
1 525
1 832
1 253
1 899

Estimated living cost  is ₴9544 per week

₴7141
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₴563
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₴159
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.
₴1681
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
₴16200
₴13642
₴17442
₴16642
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%.

-
-
-
20 000
microenterprise

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

-
-
-
200
total
-
-
-
200
Employee
2 948
-
20 000
-
income
589
-
4 000
-
total
589
-
4 000
-
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%.

17 052
20 000
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Dividends
17 052
20 000
-
-
withholding
853
1 000
-
-
total
853
1 000
-
-
Income
20 000
20 000
20 000
20 000
Total tax
1 442
1 000
4 000
200
After tax
18 558
19 000
16 000
19 800
Living cost
2 358
2 358
2 358
2 358
Free-cash
16 200
16 642
13 642
17 442

Estimated living cost  is ₴2358 per week

₴1461
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₴196
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₴65
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.
₴636
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
₴3065
₴2071
₴2643
₴5609
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.

-
-
-
20 000
pensions
-
-
-
3 653
unemployment
-
-
-
30
income
-
-
-
3 545
health
-
-
-
1 968
total
-
-
-
9 196
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.

13 455
-
17 306
-
health
869
-
1 118
-
unemployment
19
-
24
-
pensions
2 086
-
2 683
-
income
2 320
-
3 249
-
total
5 294
-
7 074
-
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.

13 455
-
17 306
-
health
896
-
1 153
-
pensions
1 191
-
1 531
-
unemployment
8
-
10
-
total
2 095
-
2 694
-
Corporate
4 450
20 000
-
-
income
845
3 800
-
-
total
845
3 800
-
-
Dividends
3 605
16 200
-
-
withholding
540
2 430
-
-
total
540
2 430
-
-
Income
20 000
20 000
20 000
20 000
Total tax
8 774
6 230
9 768
9 196
After tax
11 226
13 770
10 232
10 804
Living cost
8 161
8 161
8 161
8 161
Free-cash
3 065
5 609
2 071
2 643

Estimated living cost  is ₴8161 per week

₴5601
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₴523
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₴158
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.
₴1879
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
₴2111
₴3480
-₴1630
₴347
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.

-
-
-
20 000
income
-
-
-
8 661
health

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

-
-
-
1 924
total
-
-
-
10 585
Employee
13 958
-
18 600
-
social contributions
1 398
-
1 400
-
income
1 515
-
2 675
-
total
2 913
-
4 075
-
Employer
13 958
-
18 600
-
social contributions
1 398
-
1 400
-
total
1 398
-
1 400
-
Corporate
4 643
20 000
-
-
income
1 625
7 000
-
-
total
1 625
7 000
-
-
Dividends
3 018
13 000
-
-
social contributions
908
1 608
-
-
total
908
1 608
-
-
Income
20 000
20 000
20 000
20 000
Total tax
6 844
8 608
5 475
10 585
After tax
13 156
11 392
14 525
9 415
Living cost
11 045
11 045
11 045
11 045
Free-cash
2 111
347
3 480
-1 630

Estimated living cost  is ₴11045 per week

₴7275
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.
₴169
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.
₴2729
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
₴5907
₴5444
₴6392
₴5750
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
-
-
-
20 000
income
-
-
-
3 000
health
-
-
-
1 396
social contributions
-
-
-
2 760
total
-
-
-
7 156
Employee
10 317
-
20 000
-
health
720
-
1 396
-
income
1 721
-
3 948
-
social contributions
1 424
-
2 760
-
total
3 865
-
8 104
-
Employer
10 317
-
20 000
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
9 683
20 000
-
-
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%.

484
1 000
-
-
total
484
1 000
-
-
Dividends
9 199
19 000
-
-
social contributions
1 270
2 622
-
-
withholding
1 380
2 850
-
-
health
642
1 326
-
-
total
3 292
6 798
-
-
Income
20 000
20 000
20 000
20 000
Total tax
7 641
7 798
8 104
7 156
After tax
12 359
12 202
11 896
12 844
Living cost
6 452
6 452
6 452
6 452
Free-cash
5 907
5 750
5 444
6 392

Estimated living cost  is ₴6452 per week

₴4318
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₴398
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₴148
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.
₴1587
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
₴2215
₴1633
₴1224
₴5253
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
-
-
-
20 000
income
-
-
-
1 719
health
-
-
-
2 700
social contributions
-
-
-
5 840
solidarity contribution
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
10 259
Employee
12 525
-
14 925
-
health
1 691
-
2 015
-
solidarity contribution
-
-
-
-
income
1 503
-
1 791
-
social contributions
814
-
970
-
total
4 008
-
4 776
-
Employer
12 525
-
14 925
-
health
1 127
-
1 343
-
social contributions
3 131
-
3 731
-
total
4 258
-
5 074
-
Corporate
3 216
20 000
-
-
income
611
3 800
-
-
total
611
3 800
-
-
Dividends
2 605
16 200
-
-
withholding
391
2 430
-
-
total
391
2 430
-
-
Income
20 000
20 000
20 000
20 000
Total tax
9 268
6 230
9 850
10 259
After tax
10 732
13 770
10 150
9 741
Living cost
8 517
8 517
8 517
8 517
Free-cash
2 215
5 253
1 633
1 224

Estimated living cost  is ₴8517 per week

₴6334
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₴472
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₴147
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.
₴1564
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
₴14636
₴12325
₴16125
₴15325
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%.

-
-
-
20 000
microenterprise

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

-
-
-
200
total
-
-
-
200
Employee
4 594
-
20 000
-
income
919
-
4 000
-
total
919
-
4 000
-
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%.

15 406
20 000
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Dividends
15 406
20 000
-
-
withholding
770
1 000
-
-
total
770
1 000
-
-
Income
20 000
20 000
20 000
20 000
Total tax
1 689
1 000
4 000
200
After tax
18 311
19 000
16 000
19 800
Living cost
3 675
3 675
3 675
3 675
Free-cash
14 636
15 325
12 325
16 125

Estimated living cost  is ₴3675 per week

₴2487
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₴154
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₴123
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.
₴910
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
-₴5009
-₴2650
-₴2767
-₴4616
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
-
-
-
20 000
income
-
-
-
1 021
other
-
-
-
620
health
-
-
-
173
social contributions
-
-
-
570
pensions
-
-
-
5 687
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
8 071
Employee
19 057
-
15 240
-
pensions
2 155
-
1 724
-
income
1 663
-
1 036
-
social contributions
543
-
434
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
4 361
-
3 194
-
Employer
19 057
-
15 240
-
health
1 334
-
1 067
-
social contributions
57
-
46
-
pensions
3 131
-
2 504
-
unemployment
772
-
617
-
other
658
-
526
-
total
5 952
-
4 760
-
Corporate
-
20 000
-
-
income
-
5 600
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
5 600
-
-
Dividends
-
14 400
-
-
social contributions
-
2 477
-
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
withholding
-
1 843
-
-
total
-
4 320
-
-
Income
20 000
20 000
20 000
20 000
Total tax
10 313
9 920
7 954
8 071
After tax
9 687
10 080
12 046
11 929
Living cost
14 696
14 696
14 696
14 696
Free-cash
-5 009
-4 616
-2 650
-2 767

Estimated living cost  is ₴14696 per week

₴9946
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₴1202
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₴202
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.
₴3346
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
₴7713
₴5424
₴4578
₴9204
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.

-
-
-
20 000
pensions
-
-
-
5 200
unemployment
-
-
-
300
income
-
-
-
2 616
health
-
-
-
2 060
total
-
-
-
10 176
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.

7 911
-
16 964
-
health
407
-
874
-
unemployment
59
-
127
-
pensions
1 108
-
2 375
-
income
1 090
-
2 917
-
total
2 664
-
6 293
-
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.

7 911
-
16 964
-
health
407
-
874
-
pensions
949
-
2 036
-
unemployment
59
-
127
-
total
1 415
-
3 037
-
Corporate
10 673
20 000
-
-
income
1 601
3 000
-
-
total
1 601
3 000
-
-
Dividends
9 072
17 000
-
-
withholding
1 361
2 550
-
-
total
1 361
2 550
-
-
Income
20 000
20 000
20 000
20 000
Total tax
7 041
5 550
9 330
10 176
After tax
12 959
14 450
10 670
9 824
Living cost
5 246
5 246
5 246
5 246
Free-cash
7 713
9 204
5 424
4 578

Estimated living cost  is ₴5246 per week

₴3532
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₴406
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₴152
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.
₴1156
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
-₴6519
-₴4857
-₴3827
-₴11543
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
-
-
-
20 000
pensions
-
-
-
1 840
city
-
-
-
210
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.

-
-
-
400
health
-
-
-
67
regional
-
-
-
543
national
-
-
-
78
total
-
-
-
3 138
Employee
24 212
-
17 901
-
health
55
-
40
-
unemployment
-
-
-
-
city
260
-
192
-
pensions
2 034
-
1 504
-
regional
793
-
465
-
national
115
-
65
-
total
3 257
-
2 266
-
Employer
24 212
-
17 901
-
health
55
-
40
-
pensions
2 034
-
1 504
-
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.

484
-
358
-
total
2 573
-
1 902
-
Corporate
-
20 000
-
-
regional
-
4 230
-
-
national
-
1 700
-
-
total
-
5 930
-
-
Dividends
-
14 070
-
-
withholding
-
4 924
-
-
total
-
4 924
-
-
Income
20 000
20 000
20 000
20 000
Total tax
5 830
10 854
4 168
3 138
After tax
14 170
9 146
15 832
16 862
Living cost
20 689
20 689
20 689
20 689
Free-cash
-6 519
-11 543
-4 857
-3 827

Estimated living cost  is ₴20689 per week

₴13454
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₴1857
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₴254
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.
₴5125
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
₴673
₴554
₴3476
₴2048
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

-
-
-
20 000
municipal
-
-
-
3 567
health
-
-
-
181
national
-
-
-
1 094
total
-
-
-
4 842
Employee
16 008
-
16 825
-
health
120
-
132
-
unemployment
240
-
252
-
pensions
1 080
-
1 136
-
national
264
-
315
-
municipal
2 622
-
2 755
-
total
4 326
-
4 590
-
Employer
16 008
-
16 825
-
health
123
-
129
-
pensions
2 777
-
2 919
-
accident
16
-
17
-
unemployment
104
-
109
-
total
3 020
-
3 174
-
Corporate
971
20 000
-
-
income
194
4 000
-
-
total
194
4 000
-
-
Dividends

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

583
12 000
-
-
municipal
105
2 160
-
-
national
-
110
-
-
total
105
2 270
-
-
Income
20 000
20 000
20 000
20 000
Total tax
7 645
6 270
7 764
4 842
After tax
12 355
13 730
12 236
15 158
Living cost
11 682
11 682
11 682
11 682
Free-cash
673
2 048
554
3 476

Estimated living cost  is ₴11682 per week

₴7630
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₴1124
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₴186
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.
₴2742
Food and entertainment. We estimate that you will have breakfast at a cafe once a week, evening meal at a restaurant once a week, and visit bars once a week for drinks.Other days you prepare meals at home.
₴0
I'm drinking at home rarely or never.
₴0
I do not smoke or smoke very rarely.
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Additional information

Finland permits registration as a sole-trader only for EU nationals or long-term EU resident permit holders. Other nationals should set up a company and hire themselves as an employee.

Brussels , Belgium
-₴8100
-₴2674
-₴725
₴161
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
-
-
-
20 000
communal

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

-
-
-
1 047
social contributions
-
-
-
2 557
national
-
-
-
6 027
total
-
-
-
9 631
Employee

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

21 765
-
15 491
-
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.

1 023
-
728
-
communal

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

1 135
-
808
-
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.

189
-
135
-
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.

1 632
-
1 162
-
national
6 691
-
4 239
-
total
10 670
-
7 072
-
Employer

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

21 765
-
15 491
-
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.

1 338
-
952
-
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.

1 929
-
1 373
-
surtax
2 468
-
1 756
-
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.

283
-
201
-
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.

318
-
226
-
total
6 336
-
4 508
-
Corporate
-
20 000
-
-
income
-
4 000
-
-
surtax
-
80
-
-
total
-
4 080
-
-
Dividends
-
15 920
-
-
withholding

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

-
4 665
-
-
total
-
4 665
-
-
Income
20 000
20 000
20 000
20 000
Total tax
17 006
8 745
11 580
9 631
After tax
2 994
11 255
8 420
10 369
Living cost
11 094
11 094
11 094
11 094
Free-cash
-8 100
161
-2 674
-725

Estimated living cost  is ₴11094 per week

₴7146
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₴970
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₴174
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.
₴2804
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
-₴4728
-₴2524
-₴3235
-₴2285
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
-
-
-
20 000
unemployment
-
-
-
20
municipal
-
-
-
4 236
other
-
-
-
2 324
health
-
-
-
1 248
national
-
-
-
-
accident
-
-
-
40
pensions
-
-
-
2 162
total
-
-
-
10 030
Employee
18 816
-
15 218
-
national
-
-
-
-
municipal
5 611
-
4 538
-
total
5 611
-
4 538
-
Employer
18 816
-
15 218
-
health
1 157
-
936
-
pensions
2 034
-
1 645
-
accident
38
-
30
-
unemployment
497
-
402
-
other
2 186
-
1 768
-
total
5 912
-
4 781
-
Corporate
-
20 000
-
-
income
-
4 400
-
-
total
-
4 400
-
-
Dividends
-
15 600
-
-
withholding
-
4 680
-
-
total
-
4 680
-
-
Income
20 000
20 000
20 000
20 000
Total tax
11 523
9 080
9 319
10 030
After tax
8 477
10 920
10 681
9 970
Living cost
13 205
13 205
13 205
13 205
Free-cash
-4 728
-2 285
-2 524
-3 235

Estimated living cost  is ₴13205 per week

₴8752
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₴1296
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₴201
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.
₴2957
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
-₴30817
₴811
-₴884
-₴2538
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
-
-
-
20 000
income
-
-
-
3 898
social contributions
-
-
-
2 280
total
-
-
-
6 178
Employee
21 086
-
-
-
income
4 651
-
-
-
social contributions
1 729
-
246
-
total
6 380
-
246
-
Employer
21 086
-
-
-
social contributions
29 731
-
4 237
-
total
29 731
-
4 237
-
Corporate
-
20 000
-
-
income
-
4 400
-
-
total
-
4 400
-
-
Dividends
-
15 600
-
-
income
-
3 432
-
-
total
-
3 432
-
-
Income
20 000
20 000
20 000
20 000
Total tax
36 111
7 832
4 483
6 178
After tax
-16 111
12 168
15 517
13 822
Living cost
14 706
14 706
14 706
14 706
Free-cash
-30 817
-2 538
811
-884

Estimated living cost  is ₴14706 per week

₴9542
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₴1383
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₴187
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.
₴3594
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
₴3569
₴4149
₴5469
₴3250
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
-
-
-
20 000
income
-
-
-
1 032
health
-
-
-
510
social contributions
-
-
-
3 120
total
-
-
-
4 662
Employee
23 397
23 397
23 397
-
health
233
398
309
-
income
2 457
2 166
2 323
-
social contributions
1 137
1 942
1 507
-
total
3 827
4 506
4 139
-
Employer
23 397
23 397
23 397
-
health
253
433
336
-
social contributions
1 137
1 942
1 507
-
total
1 390
2 375
1 843
-
Corporate
4 914
-
-
-
income
614
-
-
-
total
614
-
-
-
Dividends
4 300
-
-
-
withholding
731
-
-
-
total
731
-
-
-
Income
20 000
20 000
20 000
20 000
Total tax
6 562
6 881
5 982
4 662
After tax
13 438
13 119
14 018
15 338
Living cost
9 869
9 869
9 869
9 869
Free-cash
3 569
3 250
4 149
5 469

Estimated living cost  is ₴9869 per week

₴6746
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₴771
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.
₴2186
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
₴2401
₴1905
₴4029
₴4061
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
-
-
-
20 000
income
-
-
-
3 738
pensions
-
-
-
1 309
total
-
-
-
5 047
Employee
14 994
-
17 766
-
health
196
-
253
-
pensions
1 144
-
1 477
-
income
2 731
-
3 207
-
total
4 071
-
4 937
-
Employer
14 994
-
17 766
-
health
285
-
337
-
pensions
1 515
-
1 897
-
total
1 800
-
2 234
-
Corporate
3 206
20 000
-
-
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.

609
3 800
-
-
total
609
3 800
-
-
Dividends
2 597
16 200
-
-
withholding
195
1 215
-
-
total
195
1 215
-
-
Income
20 000
20 000
20 000
20 000
Total tax
6 675
5 015
7 171
5 047
After tax
13 325
14 985
12 829
14 953
Living cost
10 924
10 924
10 924
10 924
Free-cash
2 401
4 061
1 905
4 029

Estimated living cost  is ₴10924 per week

₴7494
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₴1005
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₴137
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.
₴2288
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
-₴5640
-₴2493
-₴1383
-₴1586
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
-
-
-
20 000
municipal
-
-
-
134
regional
-
-
-
319
social contributions
-
-
-
5 144
national
-
-
-
3 665
total
-
-
-
9 262
Employee
25 640
-
20 000
-
social contributions
8 646
-
6 744
-
regional
387
-
275
-
national
4 333
-
3 233
-
municipal
153
-
120
-
total
13 519
-
10 372
-
Employer
25 640
-
20 000
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
-
20 000
-
-
nationa
-
4 800
-
-
municipal
-
964
-
-
total
-
5 764
-
-
Dividends
-
14 236
-
-
withholding
-
3 701
-
-
total
-
3 701
-
-
Income
20 000
20 000
20 000
20 000
Total tax
13 519
9 465
10 372
9 262
After tax
6 481
10 535
9 628
10 738
Living cost
12 121
12 121
12 121
12 121
Free-cash
-5 640
-1 586
-2 493
-1 383

Estimated living cost  is ₴12121 per week

₴8514
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₴834
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₴183
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.
₴2590
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
₴624
₴3821
₴7290
-₴4878
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
-
-
-
20 000
pensions
-
-
-
1 229
income
-
-
-
4 155
other
-
-
-
109
health
-
-
-
644
accident
-
-
-
75
total
-
-
-
6 212
Employee
10 222
-
16 614
-
health
1 170
-
1 902
-
pensions
1 151
-
1 871
-
income
1 402
-
2 523
-
total
3 723
-
6 296
-
Employer
10 222
-
16 614
-
pensions
1 662
-
2 701
-
accident
171
-
277
-
unemployment
250
-
407
-
total
2 083
-
3 385
-
Corporate
7 695
20 000
-
-
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.

6 926
18 000
-
-
total
6 926
18 000
-
-
Dividends
769
2 000
-
-
withholding
146
380
-
-
total
146
380
-
-
Income
20 000
20 000
20 000
20 000
Total tax
12 878
18 380
9 681
6 212
After tax
7 122
1 620
10 319
13 788
Living cost
6 498
6 498
6 498
6 498
Free-cash
624
-4 878
3 821
7 290

Estimated living cost  is ₴6498 per week

₴4762
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₴360
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₴136
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.
₴1240
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
₴2581
₴3352
₴2512
-₴1399
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.

-
-
-
20 000
trade
-
-
-
840
income

Personal income is calculated on a progressive scale(from 14% to 42%), and is fixed at 45%. The tax percentage is unique and will depend on your income.

-
-
-
2 675
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.

-
-
-
2 079
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.

-
-
-
147
total
-
-
-
5 741
Employee

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

15 139
-
20 000
-
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.

2 079
-
2 079
-
income

Personal income is calculated on a progressive scale(from 14% to 42%), and is fixed at 45%. The tax percentage is unique and will depend on your income.

1 245
-
2 675
-
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.

69
-
147
-
total
3 393
-
4 901
-
Employer
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Corporate
4 861
20 000
-
-
income
729
3 000
-
-
trade
698
2 870
-
-
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.

40
165
-
-
chamber of commerce
53
76
-
-
total
1 520
6 111
-
-
Dividends
3 341
13 889
-
-
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.

40
185
-
-
withholding
719
3 356
-
-
total
759
3 541
-
-
Income
20 000
20 000
20 000
20 000
Total tax
5 672
9 652
4 901
5 741
After tax
14 328
10 348
15 099
14 259
Living cost
11 747
11 747
11 747
11 747
Free-cash
2 581
-1 399
3 352
2 512

Estimated living cost  is ₴11747 per week

₴8103
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₴1264
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₴170
Clothing and shoes. We estimate one pair of shoes and trainers, and several items of clothing each year, or slightly more often if you choose cheaper mass market stores. Twice as often for kids.
₴2209
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
₴7174
₴5061
₴9712
₴9670
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.

-
-
-
20 000
income
-
-
-
-
microenterprise
-
-
-
3 000
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.

-
-
-
958
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
-
-
-
3 958
Employee
8 891
-
16 117
-
income
1 583
-
2 953
-
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.

978
-
1 773
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
2 561
-
4 726
-
Employer
8 891
-
16 117
-
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.

2 142
-
3 883
-
surtax
-
-
-
-
total
2 142
-
3 883
-
Corporate
8 967
20 000
-
-
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%.

1 793
4 000
-
-
total
1 793
4 000
-
-
Dividends

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

7 174
16 000
-
-
total
-
-
-
-
Income
20 000
20 000
20 000
20 000
Total tax
6 496
4 000
8 609
3 958
After tax
13 504
16 000
11 391
16 042
Living cost
6 330
6 330
6 330
6 330
Free-cash
7 174
9 670
5 061
9 712

Estimated living cost  is ₴6330 per week

₴4038
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₴603
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₴144
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.
₴1545
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
₴8075
₴6725
₴6996
₴8697
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
-
-
-
20 000
income
-
-
-
4 462
health
-
-
-
2 000
pensions
-
-
-
2 759
total
-
-
-
9 221
Employee
5 761
-
16 896
-
health
288
-
690
-
unemployment
58
-
138
-
pensions
519
-
1 242
-
income
1 115
-
4 317
-
total
1 980
-
6 387
-
Employer
5 761
-
16 896
-
health
547
-
1 311
-
pensions
634
-
1 518
-
unemployment
115
-
276
-
total
1 296
-
3 105
-
Corporate
12 942
20 000
-
-
income
2 847
4 400
-
-
total
2 847
4 400
-
-
Dividends
10 095
15 600
-
-
withholding
2 019
3 120
-
-
total
2 019
3 120
-
-
Income
20 000
20 000
20 000
20 000
Total tax
8 142
7 520
9 492
9 221
After tax
11 858
12 480
10 508
10 779
Living cost
3 783
3 783
3 783
3 783
Free-cash
8 075
8 697
6 725
6 996

Estimated living cost  is ₴3783 per week

₴2248
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₴307
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₴87
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.
₴1141
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
₴4778
₴3821
₴4258
₴5746
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
-
-
-
20 000
pensions
-
-
-
4 000
unemployment
-
-
-
69
income
-
-
-
3 169
other
-
-
-
-
health
-
-
-
1 420
surtax
-
-
-
250
total
-
-
-
8 908
Employee
10 247
-
16 522
-
health
262
-
421
-
unemployment
713
-
1 150
-
pensions
684
-
1 102
-
income
1 718
-
2 977
-
other
-
-
-
-
surtax
36
-
217
-
total
3 413
-
5 867
-
Employer
10 247
-
16 522
-
health
466
-
752
-
pensions
1 366
-
2 202
-
unemployment
325
-
524
-
other
-
-
-
-
total
2 157
-
3 478
-
Corporate
7 596
20 000
-
-
income
1 975
5 200
-
-
total
1 975
5 200
-
-
Dividends
5 621
14 800
-
-
withholding
843
2 220
-
-
total
843
2 220
-
-
Income
20 000
20 000
20 000
20 000
Total tax
8 388
7 420
9 345
8 908
After tax
11 612
12 580
10 655
11 092
Living cost
6 834
6 834
6 834
6 834
Free-cash
4 778
5 746
3 821
4 258

Estimated living cost  is ₴6834 per week

₴4126
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
₴594
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
₴159
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.
₴1956
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
₴1562
-₴2407
₴1228
₴1713
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
-
-
-
20 000
pensions
-
-
-
3 700
chamber of commerce
-
-
-
80
unemployment
-
-
-
1 866
income
-
-
-
1 889
health
-
-
-
1 530