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
$ 850
per

Your estimated
City
free-cash

Brussels , Belgium
$38
-$87
-$6
-$267
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
-
-
-
850
social contributions
-
-
-
113
communal

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

-
-
-
44
national
-
-
-
259
total
-
-
-
416
Employee

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

864
-
658
-
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.

41
-
31
-
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.

65
-
49
-
communal

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

45
-
34
-
national
266
-
185
-
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.

8
-
6
-
total
425
-
305
-
Employer

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

864
-
658
-
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.

11
-
9
-
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.

13
-
10
-
surtax
98
-
75
-
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.

53
-
40
-
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.

77
-
58
-
total
252
-
192
-
Corporate
-
850
-
-
surtax
-
3
-
-
income
-
170
-
-
total
-
173
-
-
Dividends
-
677
-
-
withholding

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

-
199
-
-
total
-
199
-
-
Income
850
850
850
850
Total tax
677
372
497
416
After tax
173
478
353
434
Living cost
440
440
440
440
Free-cash
-267
38
-87
-6

Estimated living cost  is $440 per week

$284
Rent. One bedroom at downtown or an upmarket area with basic utilities which include internet connection and a mobile phone.
$38
Public transport and taxi. Monthly travel card, and a few taxi rides per week.
$7
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.
$111
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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