As I am in the salary negotiation phase of a new job, I need to choose between a company car with free gasoline or 400 euros additional monthly salary (before tax).
For me, it is really a tough choice, as I have (counter)arguments for both options.
- I do not really need it, as I am most likely going to cycle the 15 kilometers to the office.
- It is not environment friendly
+ I will have more mobility
+ I do not need to pay for public transport (i.e. about 60 euro/month)
- Taxes are high. 400 euro will result in only 200 after taxes.
+ I can save 1200 euro / month instead of 1000 euro / month
My parents, friends, and girlfriend pressure me to take the car, but I am not convinced. What would you guys do?