in thousands of EUR

2018

2017

Co-worker costs:

 

 

• salary expenses

63,312

59,092

• pension expenses

9,086

6,922

• social security expenses

12,358

10,813

• temporary co-workers

14,194

12,036

• other staff costs

6,854

6,376

• capitalised co-worker costs

–7,562

–6,613

 

98,242

88,626

 

 

 

Other administrative expenses:

 

 

• office costs

4,666

4,747

• IT costs

12,619

12,427

• external administration costs

8,882

9,556

• travel and lodging expenses

2,639

2,566

• fees for advice and auditor

10,041

7,993

• advertising charges

5,876

6,699

• accommodation expenses

8,168

8,704

• other expenses

16,489

9,733

 

69,380

62,425

 

 

 

 

167,622

151,051

 

 

 

Average number FTEs during the year

1,128

1,040

Other expenses

In 2018 the Depository Guarantee Scheme costs, included in this category amounted to EUR 8.5 million (2017: EUR 6.8 million)