- Nov 27, 2012
It all depends. How many in the family? Age of family members?What would be considered a good salary there?
As said before, medical and school is free for under 18s. A family of 4 adults, 2 kids over 18, can survive on €4500 before tax. That includes medical, insurances, bond, food etc. Less members and underaged kids can make it even easier to survive.
Survive is a term I use loosely. Surviving for us is eating well, living comfortably and going out a couple of times a month. And we still have money over at the end of the month from €4500 gross.
It will change when the kids start uni. Then again, we are a one income family, for now.
Anything more and you will have a good life. I took a 40% cut in pay from SA, and quality of living is on par. It will only get better from here