How much earnings-related daily allowance is paid?

You can estimate the amount of your earnings-related daily allowance with our calculator.

Earnings-related daily allowance includes the basic part (33,66 € ) and the earnings-related part.

The amount of the earnings-related part of daily allowance is calculated from your income using the rules set in the law. Because of this, the salary used in the calculation is not directly comparable to your salary.

We look at your  salary at least for the period when you fulfil the working condition.

We start by deducting the elements that are not considered to be part of the regular salary. Such elements may include holiday pay and holiday compensation.

Then we make a statutory deduction of 4,14 %  from the salary.

This gives us  the salary that was used to calculate your daily allowance for the period when you fulfil the working condition. When we divide the salary by the number of calculated working days during the period, we get your daily salary. We use this amount to calculate the earnings-related part.

The earnings-related part is 45% of the difference between your daily salary and the basic part.

We will pay the daily allowance  for  five days per calendar week at the most.

Example 1

The taxable salary during the period when you fulfil the working condition  is EUR 18,750. There are 130 working days in the period, and the earnings include a holiday compensation of EUR 2,500.

At first,  we deduct the holiday compensation (EUR 2,500) from the salary (EUR 18,750). The remaining amount is EUR 16,250.

After the statutory deduction (4,14 % ) the sum is EUR 15,577.25.

We divide that sum by the number of calculated working days during the period (130). This gives us a daily salary of EUR 119.83.

We deduct the basic part (33,66 € ) from the daily salary (EUR 119.83). We multiply the difference (EUR 86.17)  by 45%. This gives us an earnings-related part of EUR 38.77.

The basic part (33,66 € ) plus earnings-related part (EUR 38.77) brings the total amount of the earnings-related daily allowance to EUR 72.43.

EUR 18,750.00 - 2,500.00 = EUR 16,250.00
EUR 16,250.00 x 0.9586 = EUR 15,577.25
EUR 15,577.25 ÷ 130 = EUR 119.83
EUR 119.83 - EUR 33.66 = EUR 86.17
EUR 86.17 x 0.45 = EUR 38.77
​​​​​​​EUR 33.66 + EUR 38.77 = EUR 72.43

Income limit

If your monthly income is more than 3 197,70 € , the calculation process is a little more complicated. Up to the income limit (3 197,70 € ), the earnings-related part of your daily allowance includes 45% of the income that exceeds the basic part. The percentage for the amount exceeding the income limit is 20.

The income limit per day is EUR 148.73.

Example 2

The taxable salary during the period when you fulfil the working condition  is EUR 28,125. There are 130 working days in the period, and the earnings include a holiday compensation of EUR3,750.

At first, we deduct the holiday compensation (EUR 3,750) from the salary (EUR 28,125). The remaining amount is EUR 24,375.

After the statutory deduction (4,14 % ) the sum is EUR 23,366.

We divide that sum by the number of calculated working days during the period (130). This gives us e daily salary of EUR 180.00.

We start by calculating the earnings-related part up to the income limit (EUR 3,197.70). We deduct the basic ({PERUSPÄIVÄRAHA) from the daily salary at the income limit level (EUR 148.73). We then multiply the difference (EUR 115.07) by 45%. This brings the earnings-related part below the income limit to EUR 51.78.

We calculate the part of the earnings-related part that exceeds the income limit by  deducting the daily salary at the income limit level (EUR 148.73) from the daily salary (EUR 180.00). We then multiply the difference (EUR 31.27) by 20%. This brings the earnings-related part that exceeds the income limit  to EUR 6.25.

The total daily allowance is the basic part (33,66 € ) plus the earnings-related part below the income limit (EUR 51.78) and the earnings-related part exceeding the income limit (EUR 6.25). Thus, the total amount of the earnings-related daily allowance is EUR  91.69.

EUR 28,125.00 -EUR 3,750.00 = EUR 24,375.00
EUR 24,375.00 x 0.9586 = EUR 23,366.00
EUR 23,366.00 ÷ 130 =EUR 180.00


EUR 148.73 - EUR 33.66 = EUR 115.07
EUR 115.07 x 0.45 = EUR 51.78

EUR 180.00 - EUR 148.73 = EUR 31.27
EUR 31.27 x 0.2 = EUR 6.25

EUR 33.66 + EUR 51.78 + EUR 6.25 = EUR 91.69

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