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Gross Income: 43,000.00 EUR / 43,000.00 EUR
Tax Due: 12,770.98 EUR / 12,770.98 EUR
Net income: 30,229.02 EUR / 30,229.02 EUR
Overall Tax Rate: 29.7 %

Figures based upon 1 EUR = 1 EUR.

In Germany, an income of 43,000.00 EUR / 43,000.00 EUR is more than the lowest average advertised salary of 18,900.00 EUR / 18,900.00 EUR and less than the country's average income of 43,000.00 EUR / 43,000.00 EUR.

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Here are how much some common purchases cost in Germany:

Water Bottle (1.5L) : 0.34 EUR / 0.34 EUR (Price in Germany converted to EUR)

Milk Bottle (1L) : 0.70 EUR / 0.70 EUR (Price in Germany converted to EUR)

Pint of Beer : 3.50 EUR / 3.50 EUR (Price in Germany converted to EUR)

Bread (500g) : 1.30 EUR / 1.30 EUR (Price in Germany converted to EUR)

Chicken Breasts (1kg) : 7.34 EUR / 7.34 EUR (Price in Germany converted to EUR)

Petrol UK Gallon : 6.36 EUR / 6.36 EUR (Price in Germany converted to EUR)

Volkswagen Golf or Equivalent : 20,000.00 EUR / 20,000.00 EUR (Price in Germany converted to EUR)

Broadband Internet Monthly : 30.14 EUR / 30.14 EUR (Price in Germany converted to EUR)

Rent One Bedroom Apt. In City (Monthly) : 702.47 EUR / 702.47 EUR (Price in Germany converted to EUR)

Purchase One Bedroom Apt. In City : 167,807.15 EUR / 167,807.15 EUR (Price in Germany converted to EUR)

Part of Europe, Germany covers an area of 348,621 square kilometers.

Germany has a Gross Domestic Product (PPP) of 3,979.08 ($ Billion) from a population of 80,636,124.

A progressive tax system spread over 5 bands ranging from 0% to 45%.

Tax bands are as follow:

Below 9168 EUR - 0%

Between 9168 EUR and 55960 EUR - 14%.

Between 55960 EUR and 265326 EUR - 42%.

Above 265326 EUR - 45%.

There is also a solidarity tax surcharge rate of 5.5%.

A default deduction is allowed of 1,000 EUR for work-related expenses.

A tax allowance of 1,000 EUR is applied for employees.

Up to 4,500 maximum is allowed as a deduction for travel expenses to and from work - here we use 2,500 EUR.

Social contributions made by the employee are : Pension 9.35%, Unemployment 1.5%, Health 7.9% and Nursing 1.4%.

These contributions are made as a percentage of the entire gross wage - limited to 52,200 EUR (Health and Nursing) and 76,200 (All Other - West Germany).


Source: (Currency Conversion).

Source: (Averages from average salaries in major job categories).

Source: (Cost of living).


This calculator allows you to calculate income taxes and social contributions equivalent for Germany. You can choose the preferred currency for the input amounts and displayed calculation. For example: If you choose EUR as your preferred currency, then the income entered will be converted to Germany's native currency for the calculation so that correct income equivalent is used. The results will then be shown in EUR and your chosen currency.

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We have trawled through the quagmire of tax legislation for 16 of the World's major economies and created a comparable position as close to the UK's PAYE (Pay As You Earn) system for employed people.

We look at each country's taxation for employed people, as well as things like medical care which are part of social contributions for some countries or require mandatory purchase of health insurance.

Combining this information lets us calculate taxes for each of the 16 countries and then do not only a taxation comparison but also a comparison of buying power based upon commonly purchased items.

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