What is expatriation allowance?

“The expatriation allowance […] is intended to compensate for certain disadvantages suffered by persons who are obliged, because of their work, to leave their country of origin and settle abroad.

How much is an EU pension?

The pension equals 3.5% of the salary for each full year in office but not more than 70% in total. The cost of these pensions is met by the European Union budget.

What is a good salary in Brussels?

In Flanders and Brussels, the average gross salary is 3,510 euro. The median salary is at 3,100 euro gross. This is 600 euro more than ten years ago, according to the annual salary barometer conducted by vacature.com and KU Leuven. The average wage is skewed up due a small group earning high incomes.

How many civil servants does the EU have?

The EU employs around 60,000 staff in total, roughly equivalent to the UK’s Ministry of Defence. Around half of these are in the European Commission, which is slightly smaller than the UK’s Home Office.

How are EU salaries taxed?

EU officials pay a progressive income tax on their salaries and pensions of between 8 % up to 45%. In addition they also pay a special solidarity levy of 6 % or 7 %. Counting all taxes and social security contributions to pension and health insurance the marginal tax rate can, in some cases, rise to up above 50 %.

What is a household allowance?

the amount officially designated (in advance of payment) as a housing allowance; the amount actually used to provide or rent a home; or. the fair market rental value of the home (including furnishings, utilities, garage, etc.).

How hard is it to get a job in the EU?

It is not easy to get a job in Europe, but some people manage to get a job in Europe. Most employment options in Europe are stable when compared to other international jobs present. Citizens who are part of the European Union have accessibility to work in various EU countries without a work visa.

How much do German pensioners get?

The German pension insurance agency publishes the value of each year’s contribution (remuneration point). This is then multiplied the number of years contributed and the percentage of the average salary earned during the person’s lifetime. The average pension in 2012 was €1,263.15 per month.

What is the difference between an AST and an assistant?

You shouldn’t shy away from AST or Assistant’s positions. Unless you are a secretary, these usully are not ‘assistants’ to other EU officials. Rather, the title of AST or ‘assistant’ is reserved for jobs of a more technical nature such as linguists, building managements, or ICT specialists.

Are the salaries of employees of EU institutions exempt from tax?

The salaries of employees of EU institutions are are exempt from national tax. This means that you really do not have to pay any tax from your salary in your country of origin.

What is the difference between AST1 AST2 and AST3?

For assistants grades AST1, AST2, AST3, and AST4 are considered ‘entry grades’. Each assistants’ grade requires the following work experience length: AST1 requires 0 years of previous professional experience. AST2 requires 3 years of previous professional experience.

Should I work for the EU in Scandinavia or Bulgaria?

If you work for an EU agency in Scandinavia, your salary and allowances will upped by 18-31% to compensate for higher living costs. Conversely, if you will work for the EU in Bulgaria, you will get only 55% of what your colleague in Brussels gets.