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comparing france and germany

FranceGermanyDifference in Germany
Gross Income 33,984.48 EUR / 30,000.00 GBP 33,984.48 EUR / 30,000.00 GBP - 0.00 GBP
Tax Due 8,945.33 EUR / 7,896.54 GBP 9,715.70 EUR / 8,576.59 GBP + 680.05 GBP
Net Income 25,039.15 EUR / 22,103.46 GBP 24,268.78 EUR / 21,423.41 GBP - 680.05 GBP
Overall Tax Rate 26.3 % 28.6 % + 2.30 %.

Figures based upon 1 EUR = 0.88275589 GBP.

Figures based upon 1 EUR = 0.88275589 GBP.

In France, an income of 33,984.48 EUR / 30,000.00 GBP is more than the lowest average advertised salary of 14,400.00 EUR / 12,711.68 GBP and less than the country's average income of 45,000.00 EUR / 39,724.02 GBP.

In Germany, an income of 33,984.48 EUR / 30,000.00 GBP is more than the lowest average advertised salary of 18,900.00 EUR / 16,684.09 GBP and less than the country's average income of 43,000.00 EUR / 37,958.50 GBP.

Here are how much some common purchases cost in France vs Germany:

FranceGermanyDifference in Germany
Water Bottle (1.5L) 0.64 EUR / 0.56 GBP 0.40 EUR / 0.35 GBP - 0.21 GBP
Milk Bottle (1L) 0.94 EUR / 0.83 GBP 0.69 EUR / 0.61 GBP - 0.22 GBP
Pint of Beer 5.00 EUR / 4.41 GBP 3.50 EUR / 3.09 GBP - 1.32 GBP
Bread (500g) 1.32 EUR / 1.17 GBP 1.25 EUR / 1.10 GBP - 0.07 GBP
Chicken Breasts (1kg) 10.37 EUR / 9.15 GBP 7.26 EUR / 6.41 GBP - 2.74 GBP
Petrol UK Gallon 5.77 EUR / 5.09 GBP 6.00 EUR / 5.30 GBP + 0.20 GBP
Volkswagen Golf or Equivalent 20,000.00 EUR / 17,655.12 GBP 20,000.00 EUR / 17,655.12 GBP - 0.00 GBP
Broadband Internet Monthly 26.35 EUR / 23.26 GBP 24.12 EUR / 21.29 GBP - 1.97 GBP
Rent One Bedroom Apt. In City (Monthly) 661.74 EUR / 584.15 GBP 650.01 EUR / 573.80 GBP - 10.35 GBP
Purchase One Bedroom Apt. In City 163,184.70 EUR / 144,052.26 GBP 136,770.20 EUR / 120,734.70 GBP - 23,317.56 GBP

Part of Europe, France covers an area of 551,000 square kilometers.

France has a Gross Domestic Product (PPP) of 2,736.72 ($ Billion) from a population of 64,938,716.

A progressive tax system split into 5 bands, including a zero-rated band.

Household income is first split into the number of occupants and then each 'split' of the income is taxed according to the tax bands.

Income can be reduced by a 6.8% allowance for social contributions. There is also a deduction 10% for professional costs up to a 12,305 EUR maximum.

Up to 9,807 EUR - 0%.

Between 9,808 EUR and 27,086 EUR - 14%.

Between 27,087 EUR and 72,617 EUR - 30%.

Between 72,618 EUR and 153,783 EUR - 41%.

Above 153,783 EUR - 45%.

An additional contribution of 3 percent on incomes over 250,000 EUR is also applicable.

Social charges - including unemployment benefit, and main pension are 17.95 percent of salaried income.

Source: https://www.impots.gouv.fr/portail/international

Source: XE.com (Currency Conversion).

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

Source: Numbeo.com (Cost of living).

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 9000 EUR - 0%

Between 9000 EUR and 54950 EUR - 14%.

Between 54950 EUR and 260533 EUR - 42%.

Above 260533 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: http://www.bundesfinanzministerium.de/Web/EN/Issues/Taxation/taxation.html.

Source: XE.com (Currency Conversion).

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

Source: Numbeo.com (Cost of living).

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This calculator allows you to calculate income taxes and social contributions equivalent for France and Germany 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 France's and Germany'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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