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
$ 2500
per

Your estimated
City
free-cash

Barcelona , Spain
$1224
$910
$962
$1141
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
-
-
-
2 500
unemployment
-
-
-
8
pensions
-
-
-
318
accident
-
-
-
10
other
-
-
-
1
income
-
-
-
763
total
-
-
-
1 100
Employee
604
-
2 141
-
pensions
28
-
53
-
other
1
-
1
-
unemployment
9
-
17
-
income
128
-
722
-
total
166
-
793
-
Employer
604
-
2 141
-
pensions
143
-
266
-
accident
12
-
22
-
unemployment
33
-
62
-
other
5
-
9
-
total
193
-
359
-
Corporate
1 703
2 500
-
-
income

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

255
375
-
-
total
255
375
-
-
Dividends
1 448
2 125
-
-
withholding
307
463
-
-
total
307
463
-
-
Income
2 500
2 500
2 500
2 500
Total tax
921
838
1 152
1 100
After tax
1 579
1 662
1 348
1 400
Living cost
438
438
438
438
Free-cash
1 141
1 224
910
962

Estimated living cost  is $438 per week

$323
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
$31
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
$6
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.
$78
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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