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comparing tax in france with luxembourg

FranceLuxembourgDifference in Luxembourg
Gross Income 34,897.53 EUR / 30,000.00 GBP 34,897.53 EUR / 30,000.00 GBP - 0.00 GBP
Tax Due 6,368.67 EUR / 5,474.89 GBP 9,131.98 EUR / 7,850.40 GBP + 2,375.51 GBP
Net Income 28,528.86 EUR / 24,525.11 GBP 25,765.55 EUR / 22,149.60 GBP - 2,375.51 GBP
Overall Tax Rate 18.2 % 26.2 % + 8.00 %.

Figures based upon 1 EUR = 0.8596597 GBP.

Figures based upon 1 EUR = 0.8596597 GBP.

In France, an income of 34,897.53 EUR / 30,000.00 GBP is more than the lowest average advertised salary of 14,400.00 EUR / 12,379.10 GBP and less than the country's average income of 45,000.00 EUR / 38,684.69 GBP.

In Luxembourg, an income of 34,897.53 EUR / 30,000.00 GBP is more than the lowest average advertised salary of 24,000.00 EUR / 20,631.83 GBP and less than the country's average income of 55,000.00 EUR / 47,281.28 GBP.

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

FranceLuxembourgDifference in Luxembourg
Water Bottle (1.5L) 0.59 EUR / 0.51 GBP 1.10 EUR / 0.95 GBP + 0.44 GBP
Milk Bottle (1L) 0.94 EUR / 0.81 GBP 1.30 EUR / 1.12 GBP + 0.31 GBP
Pint of Beer 5.50 EUR / 4.73 GBP 5.00 EUR / 4.30 GBP - 0.43 GBP
Bread (500g) 1.30 EUR / 1.12 GBP 1.94 EUR / 1.67 GBP + 0.55 GBP
Chicken Breasts (1kg) 10.33 EUR / 8.88 GBP 11.56 EUR / 9.94 GBP + 1.06 GBP
Petrol UK Gallon 6.54 EUR / 5.62 GBP 5.45 EUR / 4.69 GBP - 0.94 GBP
Volkswagen Golf or Equivalent 20,000.00 EUR / 17,193.19 GBP 21,545.00 EUR / 18,521.37 GBP + 1,328.18 GBP
Broadband Internet Monthly 27.70 EUR / 23.81 GBP 48.77 EUR / 41.93 GBP + 18.12 GBP
Rent One Bedroom Apt. In City (Monthly) 655.51 EUR / 563.52 GBP 1,409.62 EUR / 1,211.79 GBP + 648.27 GBP
Purchase One Bedroom Apt. In City 215,197.15 EUR / 184,996.32 GBP 282,333.45 EUR / 242,710.69 GBP + 57,714.37 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 12,502 EUR maximum.

Up to 9,964 EUR - 0%.

Between 9,964 EUR and 27,519 EUR - 14%.

Between 27,519 EUR and 73,779 EUR - 30%.

Between 73,779 EUR and 156,224 EUR - 41%.

Above 156,224 EUR - 45%.

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

Social charges are 9.7 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, Luxembourg covers an area of 2,590 square kilometers.

Luxembourg has a Gross Domestic Product (PPP) of 58.74 ($ Billion) from a population of 584,103.

A progressive tax system spread across 23 bands! - from 0% to 42%.

Single employed people are put in the tax class '1' and receive 11,265 EUR as a zero rated tax band.

Before calculating tax, certain deductions can be applied.

All employees have a standard minimum tax deductible expense of 540 EUR for work-related expenses.

Luxembourg allow costs incurred travelling to and from work as a tax deductible expense - up to 2,574 EUR annually!

Tax bands are as follow:

Below 11265 EUR - 0%

Between 11265 EUR and 13137 EUR - 8%.

Between 13137 EUR and 15009 EUR - 9%.

Between 15009 EUR and 16881 EUR - 10%.

Between 16881 EUR and 18753 EUR - 11%.

Between 18753 EUR and 20625 EUR - 12%.

Between 20625 EUR and 22569 EUR - 14%.

Between 22569 EUR and 24513 EUR - 16%.

Between 24513 EUR and 26457 EUR - 18%.

Between 26457 EUR and 28401 EUR - 20%.

Between 28401 EUR and 30345 EUR - 22%.

Between 30345 EUR and 32289 EUR - 24%.

Between 32289 EUR and 34233 EUR - 26%.

Between 34233 EUR and 36177 EUR - 28%.

Between 36177 EUR and 38121 EUR - 30%.

Between 38121 EUR and 40065 EUR - 32%.

Between 40065 EUR and 42009 EUR - 34%.

Between 42009 EUR and 43953 EUR - 36%.

Between 43953 EUR and 45897 EUR - 38%.

Between 45897 EUR and 100002 EUR - 39%.

Between 100002 EUR and 150000 EUR - 40%.

Between 150000 EUR and 200004 EUR - 41%.

Above 200004 EUR - 42%.

A solidarity surcharge is applied for employed people equivalent to 7% of income (up to 150,000 EUR) and 9% (over 150,000 EUR).

Social contributions equate to (8% toward pension, 3.05% toward health capped to 115,000 EUR of income) plus (1.4% of income after 5,769 EUR toward welfare).

Source: http://www.impotsdirects.public.lu/fr.html

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 France and Luxembourg 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 Luxembourg'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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