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comparing tax in france with new zealand

FranceNew ZealandDifference in New Zealand
Gross Income 33,964.11 EUR / 30,000.00 GBP 59,784.87 NZD / 30,000.00 GBP - 0.00 GBP
Tax Due 6,043.25 EUR / 5,337.91 GBP 11,786.47 NZD / 5,914.44 GBP + 576.53 GBP
Net Income 27,920.86 EUR / 24,662.09 GBP 47,998.40 NZD / 24,085.56 GBP - 576.53 GBP
Overall Tax Rate 17.8 % 19.7 % + 1.90 %.

Figures based upon 1 EUR = 0.88328533 GBP.

Figures based upon 1 NZD = 0.5017992 GBP.

In France, an income of 33,964.11 EUR / 30,000.00 GBP is more than the lowest average advertised salary of 14,400.00 EUR / 12,719.31 GBP and less than the country's average income of 45,000.00 EUR / 39,747.84 GBP.

In New Zealand, an income of 59,784.87 NZD / 30,000.00 GBP is more than the lowest average advertised salary of 25,000.00 NZD / 12,544.98 GBP and less than the country's average income of 62,200.00 NZD / 31,211.91 GBP.

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

FranceNew ZealandDifference in New Zealand
Water Bottle (1.5L) 0.59 EUR / 0.52 GBP 1.84 NZD / 0.92 GBP + 0.40 GBP
Milk Bottle (1L) 0.94 EUR / 0.83 GBP 2.68 NZD / 1.34 GBP + 0.51 GBP
Pint of Beer 5.50 EUR / 4.86 GBP 8.00 NZD / 4.01 GBP - 0.85 GBP
Bread (500g) 1.30 EUR / 1.15 GBP 2.21 NZD / 1.11 GBP - 0.04 GBP
Chicken Breasts (1kg) 10.33 EUR / 9.12 GBP 12.45 NZD / 6.25 GBP - 2.87 GBP
Petrol UK Gallon 6.54 EUR / 5.78 GBP 10.00 NZD / 5.02 GBP - 0.76 GBP
Volkswagen Golf or Equivalent 20,000.00 EUR / 17,665.71 GBP 34,990.00 NZD / 17,557.95 GBP - 107.76 GBP
Broadband Internet Monthly 27.70 EUR / 24.47 GBP 84.49 NZD / 42.40 GBP + 17.93 GBP
Rent One Bedroom Apt. In City (Monthly) 655.51 EUR / 579.00 GBP 1,478.20 NZD / 741.76 GBP + 162.76 GBP
Purchase One Bedroom Apt. In City 215,197.15 EUR / 190,080.49 GBP 235,337.90 NZD / 118,092.37 GBP - 71,988.11 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: (Currency Conversion).

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

Source: (Cost of living).

Part of Oceania, New Zealand covers an area of 263,135 square kilometers.

New Zealand has a Gross Domestic Product (PPP) of 174.85 ($ Billion) from a population of 4,604,871.

A progressive tax system spread over 4 bands - ranging from 10.5% to 33%.

Tax bands are as follow:

Below 14000 NZD - 10.5%

Between 14000 NZD and 48000 NZD - 17.5%.

Between 48000 NZD and 70000 NZD - 30%.

Above 70000 NZD - 33%.

Statutory accident insurance is payable at a rate of 1.39% of gross income - capped to 126,286 NZD of income.

There is a personal tax credit available for incomes between 24,000 NZD and 48,000 NZD of 520 NZD. This is reduced by 13 cents for each dollar over 44,000 NZD.


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 New Zealand 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 New Zealand'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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