Thinking of employing someone in Portugal? As with every other country, certain costs are associated with employing a worker that come on top of the gross salary that you are offering. For Portugal, those include Social insurance, which is 23.75%, Labour Accident Insurance, which is 1.75% and Wage Guarantee Fund contributions, which are 1%.
In Portugal, employees pay several taxes, which are deducted from their gross salary by their employers. The amount of income tax that the employee contributes depends on the amount of income that they earn and on their circumstances. All employees make 11% social insurance contributions, while the higher earners also pay a solidarity tax, which depends on their income.
Use our interactive employment cost calculator to see the total salary costs in Portugal outlined in the sections above. You can also get a detailed employee cost breakdown in pdf (like this one but with actual data), which will show the take-home pay that employees will get.
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