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comparing tax in france with switzerland

FranceSwitzerlandDifference in Switzerland
Gross Income 35,058.21 EUR / 30,000.00 GBP 38,380.32 CHF / 30,000.00 GBP - 0.00 GBP
Tax Due 6,424.69 EUR / 5,497.73 GBP 5,475.44 CHF / 4,279.88 GBP - 1,217.85 GBP
Net Income 28,633.52 EUR / 24,502.27 GBP 32,904.88 CHF / 25,720.12 GBP + 1,217.85 GBP
Overall Tax Rate 18.3 % 14.3 % - 4.00 %.

Figures based upon 1 EUR = 0.85571967 GBP.

Figures based upon 1 CHF = 0.7816506 GBP.

In France, an income of 35,058.21 EUR / 30,000.00 GBP is more than the lowest average advertised salary of 14,400.00 EUR / 12,322.36 GBP and less than the country's average income of 45,000.00 EUR / 38,507.39 GBP.

In Switzerland, an income of 38,380.32 CHF / 30,000.00 GBP is more than the lowest average advertised salary of 33,400.00 CHF / 26,107.13 GBP and less than the country's average income of 96,000.00 CHF / 75,038.46 GBP.

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

FranceSwitzerlandDifference in Switzerland
Water Bottle (1.5L) 0.59 EUR / 0.50 GBP 1.23 CHF / 0.96 GBP + 0.46 GBP
Milk Bottle (1L) 0.94 EUR / 0.80 GBP 1.59 CHF / 1.24 GBP + 0.44 GBP
Pint of Beer 5.50 EUR / 4.71 GBP 7.00 CHF / 5.47 GBP + 0.76 GBP
Bread (500g) 1.30 EUR / 1.11 GBP 2.63 CHF / 2.06 GBP + 0.95 GBP
Chicken Breasts (1kg) 10.33 EUR / 8.84 GBP 25.22 CHF / 19.71 GBP + 10.87 GBP
Petrol UK Gallon 6.54 EUR / 5.60 GBP 7.36 CHF / 5.75 GBP + 0.16 GBP
Volkswagen Golf or Equivalent 20,000.00 EUR / 17,114.39 GBP 24,000.00 CHF / 18,759.61 GBP + 1,645.22 GBP
Broadband Internet Monthly 27.70 EUR / 23.70 GBP 59.83 CHF / 46.77 GBP + 23.07 GBP
Rent One Bedroom Apt. In City (Monthly) 655.51 EUR / 560.93 GBP 1,398.76 CHF / 1,093.34 GBP + 532.41 GBP
Purchase One Bedroom Apt. In City 215,197.15 EUR / 184,148.43 GBP 386,872.15 CHF / 302,398.85 GBP + 118,250.42 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, Switzerland covers an area of 39,524 square kilometers.

Switzerland has a Gross Domestic Product (PPP) of 494.30 ($ Billion) from a population of 8,454,083.

Three types of taxes are levied - Federal, Cantonal and Municipal with a progressive tax system aside from a few cantons.

Tax bands are as follow:

Below 14500 CHF - 0%

Between 14500 CHF and 31600 CHF - 0.77%.

Between 31600 CHF and 41400 CHF - 0.88%.

Between 41400 CHF and 55200 CHF - 2.64%.

Between 55200 CHF and 72500 CHF - 2.97%.

Between 72500 CHF and 78100 CHF - 5.94%.

Between 78100 CHF and 103600 CHF - 6.6%.

Between 103600 CHF and 134600 CHF - 8.8%.

Between 134600 CHF and 176000 CHF - 11%.

Between 176000 CHF and 755200 CHF - 13.2%.

Above 755200 CHF - 11.5%.

Here we use Zurich at Canton and Municipal level for comparative purposes (City of Zurich with a 1.17% municipal tax factor).

Below 6700 CHF - 0%

Between 6700 CHF and 11400 CHF - 2.38%.

Between 11400 CHF and 16100 CHF - 3.57%.

Between 16100 CHF and 23700 CHF - 4.76%.

Between 23700 CHF and 33000 CHF - 5.95%.

Between 33000 CHF and 43700 CHF - 7.14%.

Between 43700 CHF and 56100 CHF - 8.33%.

Between 56100 CHF and 73000 CHF - 9.52%.

Between 73000 CHF and 105500 CHF - 10.71%.

Between 105500 CHF and 137700 CHF - 11.9%.

Between 137700 CHF and 188700 CHF - 13.09%.

Between 188700 CHF and 254900 CHF - 14.28%.

Above 254900 CHF - 15.47%.

Social security contributions (7%) are deductible from gross income for tax purposes.

Mandatory health insurance deduction of 1,700 CHF applied and added as a Social contribution in lieu of health contribution.

Commuting costs and work meal costs are deductible. We will use a flat amount of 2,000 CHF.

Source: https://www.estv.admin.ch/estv/en/home.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 Switzerland 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 Switzerland'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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