Figures based upon 1 JPY = 1 JPY.
In Japan, an income of 5,399,999.94 JPY / 5,399,999.94 JPY is more than the lowest average advertised salary of 1,530,000.00 JPY / 1,530,000.00 JPY and less than the country's average income of 5,400,000.00 JPY / 5,400,000.00 JPY.
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Here are how much some common purchases cost in Japan:
Water Bottle (1.5L) : 130.33 JPY / 130.33 JPY (Price in Japan converted to JPY)
Milk Bottle (1L) : 183.91 JPY / 183.91 JPY (Price in Japan converted to JPY)
Pint of Beer : 400.00 JPY / 400.00 JPY (Price in Japan converted to JPY)
Bread (500g) : 195.41 JPY / 195.41 JPY (Price in Japan converted to JPY)
Chicken Breasts (1kg) : 776.04 JPY / 776.04 JPY (Price in Japan converted to JPY)
Petrol UK Gallon : 645.71 JPY / 645.71 JPY (Price in Japan converted to JPY)
Volkswagen Golf or Equivalent : 2,534,500.00 JPY / 2,534,500.00 JPY (Price in Japan converted to JPY)
Broadband Internet Monthly : 4,665.89 JPY / 4,665.89 JPY (Price in Japan converted to JPY)
Rent One Bedroom Apt. In City (Monthly) : 86,722.76 JPY / 86,722.76 JPY (Price in Japan converted to JPY)
Purchase One Bedroom Apt. In City : 30,368,158.80 JPY / 30,368,158.80 JPY (Price in Japan converted to JPY)
Part of Asia, Japan covers an area of 364,503 square kilometers.
Japan has a Gross Domestic Product (PPP) of 4,931.88 ($ Billion) from a population of 126,045,211.
A progressive tax system spread over 7 bands - ranging from 5% to 45%.
Tax bands are as follow:
Below 1950000 JPY - 5%
Between 1950000 JPY and 3300000 JPY - 10%.
Between 3300000 JPY and 6950000 JPY - 20%.
Between 6950000 JPY and 9000000 JPY - 23%.
Between 9000000 JPY and 18000000 JPY - 33%.
Between 18000000 JPY and 40000000 JPY - 40%.
Above 40000000 JPY - 45%.
A surcharge is applicable of 2.1% on the calculated national income tax.
A local inhabitant's income tax is also imposed at a 10% flat rate on taxable income.
Employee's can use an earned income deduction to reduce the amount taxable - this is based on a scale.
Residents receive a national and local personal tax exemption this is on a scale from 480,000 JPY to 0 JPY.
Social insurance premiums in Tokyo charged on gross income are: Health 4.98% (Capped at 16.68M JPY of gross income), Welfare and Pension 9.091% (Capped at 7.44M JPY of gross income), Unemployment 0.85% (not capped).
Source: XE.com (Currency Conversion).
Source: SalaryExplorer.com (Averages from average salaries in major job categories).
Source: Numbeo.com (Cost of living).
This calculator allows you to calculate income taxes and social contributions equivalent for Japan. You can choose the preferred currency for the input amounts and displayed calculation. For example: If you choose JPY as your preferred currency, then the income entered will be converted to Japan's native currency for the calculation so that correct income equivalent is used. The results will then be shown in JPY and your chosen currency.
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