Click here to use the Minimum Income Standard Calculator which is run in conjunction with MABS and the Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice. It shows the income people need in order to afford the goods and services that members of the public have agreed are a minimum essential for everyone in Ireland to have. This is a minimum standard that people agree no one should live below.

This calculator allows you to see the minimum for your household type.

By answering a few simple questions the minimum income standard for your household will be calculated. You can then make certain adjustments for your situation.

The calculator is based on a social consensus view of the minimum needs for everyone. It aims to be a universal tool and cannot show what you require for all your individual needs.