I am trying to understand the difference between Unit Cost and Salary.
I receive a MSC Fellowship and the different types of allowance on the surface appear like a good salary. All numbers combined they should add up to 66-76k per year. However, this is nowhere near what I actually receive as my salary (which is much lower ~30%).
There are two questions here:
The discrepancy between unit cost and salary has been explained to me comes from social security contributions – including health insurance, accident insurance and severance pay. However I still pay all of these things from my low salary? It feels like I am paying this cost twice.
I understood that the mobility allowance will be paid in full to me. Again More than 30% have already been deducted before tax. Where does that money go?
What can you ACTUALLY expect as a gross salary from the MSC? Without hidden fees and shell game tricks?