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comparing tax in france with ireland

FranceIrelandDifference in Ireland
Gross Income 33,846.51 EUR / 30,000.00 GBP 33,846.51 EUR / 30,000.00 GBP - 0.00 GBP
Tax Due 8,885.84 EUR / 7,876.00 GBP 6,004.34 EUR / 5,321.97 GBP - 2,554.03 GBP
Net Income 24,960.67 EUR / 22,124.00 GBP 27,842.17 EUR / 24,678.03 GBP + 2,554.03 GBP
Overall Tax Rate 26.3 % 17.7 % - 8.60 %.

Figures based upon 1 EUR = 0.88635431 GBP.

Figures based upon 1 EUR = 0.88635431 GBP.

In France, an income of 33,846.51 EUR / 30,000.00 GBP is more than the lowest average advertised salary of 14,400.00 EUR / 12,763.50 GBP and less than the country's average income of 45,000.00 EUR / 39,885.94 GBP.

In Ireland, an income of 33,846.51 EUR / 30,000.00 GBP is more than the lowest average advertised salary of 12,000.00 EUR / 10,636.25 GBP and less than the country's average income of 38,200.00 EUR / 33,858.73 GBP.

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

FranceIrelandDifference in Ireland
Water Bottle (1.5L) 0.59 EUR / 0.52 GBP 1.44 EUR / 1.28 GBP + 0.76 GBP
Milk Bottle (1L) 0.94 EUR / 0.83 GBP 1.05 EUR / 0.93 GBP + 0.10 GBP
Pint of Beer 5.50 EUR / 4.87 GBP 5.00 EUR / 4.43 GBP - 0.44 GBP
Bread (500g) 1.30 EUR / 1.15 GBP 1.54 EUR / 1.36 GBP + 0.21 GBP
Chicken Breasts (1kg) 10.33 EUR / 9.16 GBP 8.44 EUR / 7.48 GBP - 1.68 GBP
Petrol UK Gallon 6.54 EUR / 5.80 GBP 6.45 EUR / 5.72 GBP - 0.08 GBP
Volkswagen Golf or Equivalent 20,000.00 EUR / 17,727.09 GBP 25,000.00 EUR / 22,158.86 GBP + 4,431.77 GBP
Broadband Internet Monthly 27.70 EUR / 24.55 GBP 51.73 EUR / 45.85 GBP + 21.30 GBP
Rent One Bedroom Apt. In City (Monthly) 655.51 EUR / 581.01 GBP 1,205.57 EUR / 1,068.56 GBP + 487.55 GBP
Purchase One Bedroom Apt. In City 215,197.15 EUR / 190,740.92 GBP 186,289.95 EUR / 165,118.90 GBP - 25,622.02 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: (Currency Conversion).

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

Source: (Cost of living).

Part of Europe, Ireland covers an area of 68,928 square kilometers.

Ireland has a Gross Domestic Product (PPP) of 324.30 ($ Billion) from a population of 4,749,153.

A progressive tax system split into 2 bands (20% and 40%).

Everything earned after the standard-rate cut off (34,550 EUR in 2018) is charged the higher rate of tax (40% in 2018).

All taxpayers receive a tax credit of 1,650 EUR (2017) to be deducted from the tax bill.

A Universal Social Charge (USC) is also levied on gross income.

USC is applied only to people earning over 13,000 EUR (2018) and is made up of 5 bands in general.

Up to 12,012 EUR - 0.5%.

Between 12,012 EUR and 18,772 EUR - 2.5%.

Between 18,722 EUR and 70,044 EUR - 4.75%.

Between 70,044 EUR and 100,000 EUR - 8%.

Above 100,000 EUR - 8%.

PRSI (Pay related Social Insurance) of 4% is deducted apart from people earning less than 352 EUR per week.


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 France and Ireland 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 Ireland'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.

How we compare world taxes

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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