You’ve arrived at the end of your first month in Germany. You are extremely happy that you have finally been paid after a stressful relocation and a busy first month frantically figuring out how to set up health insurance and get a bank account.

If you’re curious what else is important when getting settled after moving to Germany, we’ve listed everything you need to arrange during your first 100 days.

If you’re still struggling with any of these, we can help you on a 1:1 session!


Demystifying your German payslip


Anyway, all of this has suddenly hit the ground with a bump because you’ve received your first payslip in Germany and you don’t have a clue what any of it means.

What are all of these deductions?

And all the confusing abbreviations?

How do you know if they have paid you correctly if you don’t even know what all of the items on your payslip mean, or what they stand for?

If you’re wondering how to calculate your NET from your GROSS salary, then this video explains what you need to know to be able to work this out!SaveSave