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Portugal Recruitment Cost Calculator 2023

The Portugal Recruitment Cost Calculator provides a "True Cost of an Employee Calculation" for the first year of employment when factoring holistic employment and startup costs. The calculator is designed to provide insight into the full costing model for employing a new employee in Portugal and, together with iCalculator™'s Portugal Payroll calculator for 2023, provide the gross employment costs of your current staff in Portugal, help you budget employment costs in Portugal for your financial year, anticipate staff costs for future expansions in Portugal and review past costs in order to gauge future employment costs in Portugal.

Portugal Recruitment Cost Calculator 2023
Portugal Recruitment Cost Calculator 2023: Salary Costs
*** Please enter the basic salary for your employee in Portugal ***
Portugal Recruitment Cost Calculator 2023: Benefits Costs
Portugal Recruitment Cost Calculator 2023: Onboarding Costs
Portugal Recruitment Cost Calculator 2023: Facilities / Other Costs

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Understanding the calculations behind the Portugal Recruitment Cost Calculator 2023

Whether you are the Director of a multi-million organisation, setting up a new company in Portugal , or have a business venture in Portugal, knowing where your money goes and how much you spend on employment resources is essential. Staff costs in Portugal are one of the biggest expenditures for a company, but it isn’t just wages that cost the business money, there are additional expenditures, known more commonly as 'on-costs' or 'onboarding-costs'.

Calculating the true cost of an employee in Portugal can seem very complex but, as with most financial calculations with multiple elements, they can each be placed into simple cost buckets which allow us to provide a simple working formula:

tce = sc + bc + oc + fc


  • tce = The True Cost of an Employee in Portugal
  • sc = Salary Costs in Portugal
  • bc = Benefit Costs in Portugal
  • oc = Onboarding Costs in Portugal
  • fc = Facilities in Portugal

Each of these costs includes a number of sub elements which are defined within the calculator where you can enter specific amounts or a percentage rate for benchmarking expenditure. Please review the supporting guide "Calculating the 'True Cost of an Employee in Portugal' in 2023" which explains the associated costs computed within this calculator.

The True Cost of an Employee in Portugal Calculator is similar to the Cost Per Hire Calculator with the addition of live income tax and salary deductions for an employee working in Portugal in 2023.

Portugal Cost of Employment: Tax Years available

We currently support the following tax years for employee cost calculations in Portugal, if you require additional tax years, please get in touch and we can add them to the list of available tax years.