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comparing china and united arab emirates

ChinaUnited Arab EmiratesDifference in United Arab Emirates
Gross Income 261,992.67 CNY / 30,000.00 GBP 141,958.65 AED / 30,000.00 GBP - 0.00 GBP
Tax Due 68,450.17 CNY / 7,838.02 GBP 0.00 AED / 0.00 GBP - 7,838.03 GBP
Net Income 193,542.50 CNY / 22,161.97 GBP 141,958.65 AED / 30,000.00 GBP + 7,838.03 GBP
Overall Tax Rate 26.1 % 0 % - 26.10 %.

Figures based upon 1 CNY = 0.11450702 GBP.

Figures based upon 1 AED = 0.21132914 GBP.

In China, an income of 261,992.67 CNY / 30,000.00 GBP is more than the lowest average advertised salary of 66,000.00 CNY / 7,557.46 GBP and more than the country's average income of 240,000.00 CNY / 27,481.68 GBP.

In United Arab Emirates, an income of 141,958.65 AED / 30,000.00 GBP is more than the lowest average advertised salary of 14,400.00 AED / 3,043.14 GBP and less than the country's average income of 160,489.00 AED / 33,916.00 GBP.

Here are how much some common purchases cost in China vs United Arab Emirates:

ChinaUnited Arab EmiratesDifference in United Arab Emirates
Water Bottle (1.5L) 3.62 CNY / 0.41 GBP 2.13 AED / 0.45 GBP + 0.04 GBP
Milk Bottle (1L) 12.76 CNY / 1.46 GBP 5.53 AED / 1.17 GBP - 0.29 GBP
Pint of Beer 6.00 CNY / 0.69 GBP 40.00 AED / 8.45 GBP + 7.76 GBP
Bread (500g) 9.35 CNY / 1.07 GBP 4.50 AED / 0.95 GBP - 0.12 GBP
Chicken Breasts (1kg) 24.52 CNY / 2.81 GBP 23.70 AED / 5.01 GBP + 2.20 GBP
Petrol UK Gallon 29.09 CNY / 3.33 GBP 8.09 AED / 1.71 GBP - 1.62 GBP
Volkswagen Golf or Equivalent 150,000.00 CNY / 17,176.05 GBP 71,000.00 AED / 15,004.37 GBP - 2,171.68 GBP
Broadband Internet Monthly 98.39 CNY / 11.27 GBP 322.54 AED / 68.16 GBP + 56.89 GBP
Rent One Bedroom Apt. In City (Monthly) 3,398.33 CNY / 389.13 GBP 6,714.28 AED / 1,418.92 GBP + 1,029.79 GBP
Purchase One Bedroom Apt. In City 1,468,275.20 CNY / 168,127.82 GBP 538,923.35 AED / 113,890.21 GBP - 54,237.61 GBP

Part of Asia, China covers an area of 9,386,293 square kilometers.

China has a Gross Domestic Product (PPP) of 21,269.02 ($ Billion) from a population of 1,388,232,693.

A progressive tax system spread over 7 bands - ranging from 3% to 45%.

Tax bands are as follow:

Below 18000 CNY - 0%

Between 18000 CNY and 54000 CNY - 10%.

Between 54000 CNY and 108000 CNY - 20%.

Between 108000 CNY and 420000 CNY - 25%.

Between 420000 CNY and 660000 CNY - 30%.

Between 660000 CNY and 960000 CNY - 35%.

Above 960000 CNY - 45%.

A standard personal allowance is available of 42,000 CNY.

Social security contributions (Beijing): Pension 8%, Medical 2% + 36 CNY, Unemployment 0.2%. Total 10.2% + 36 CNY. Capped at 26,052 CNY.

Source: http://www.chinatax.gov.cn/2013/n2925/.

Source: XE.com (Currency Conversion).

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

Source: Numbeo.com (Cost of living).

Part of Asia, United Arab Emirates covers an area of 106,574 square kilometers.

United Arab Emirates has a Gross Domestic Product (PPP) of 667.21 ($ Billion) from a population of 83,609.

There is no personal income tax legislation.

Source: XE.com (Currency Conversion).

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

Source: Numbeo.com (Cost of living).

Help

This calculator allows you to calculate income taxes and social contributions equivalent for China and United Arab Emirates and allow comparison between both. You can choose the preferred currency for the input amounts and displayed calculation. For example: If you choose GBP as your preferred currency, then the income entered will be converted to China's and United Arab Emirates's native currencies for the calculation so that correct income equivalent is used. The results will then be shown in the native currencies and GBP.

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