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comparing tax in france with united kingdom

FranceUnited KingdomDifference in United Kingdom
Gross Income 34,897.53 EUR / 30,000.00 GBP 30,000.00 GBP / 30,000.00 GBP - 0.00 GBP
Tax Due 6,368.67 EUR / 5,474.89 GBP 6,064.16 GBP / 6,064.16 GBP + 589.27 GBP
Net Income 28,528.86 EUR / 24,525.11 GBP 23,935.84 GBP / 23,935.84 GBP - 589.27 GBP
Overall Tax Rate 18.2 % 20.2 % + 2.00 %.

Figures based upon 1 EUR = 0.8596597 GBP.

Figures based upon 1 GBP = 1 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 United Kingdom, an income of 30,000.00 GBP / 30,000.00 GBP is more than the lowest average advertised salary of 12,757.00 GBP / 12,757.00 GBP and less than the country's average income of 33,000.00 GBP / 33,000.00 GBP.

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

FranceUnited KingdomDifference in United Kingdom
Water Bottle (1.5L) 0.59 EUR / 0.51 GBP 0.95 GBP / 0.95 GBP + 0.44 GBP
Milk Bottle (1L) 0.94 EUR / 0.81 GBP 0.90 GBP / 0.90 GBP + 0.09 GBP
Pint of Beer 5.50 EUR / 4.73 GBP 3.50 GBP / 3.50 GBP - 1.23 GBP
Bread (500g) 1.30 EUR / 1.12 GBP 0.98 GBP / 0.98 GBP - 0.14 GBP
Chicken Breasts (1kg) 10.33 EUR / 8.88 GBP 5.67 GBP / 5.67 GBP - 3.21 GBP
Petrol UK Gallon 6.54 EUR / 5.62 GBP 5.68 GBP / 5.68 GBP + 0.05 GBP
Volkswagen Golf or Equivalent 20,000.00 EUR / 17,193.19 GBP 18,000.00 GBP / 18,000.00 GBP + 806.81 GBP
Broadband Internet Monthly 27.70 EUR / 23.81 GBP 30.21 GBP / 30.21 GBP + 6.40 GBP
Rent One Bedroom Apt. In City (Monthly) 655.51 EUR / 563.52 GBP 722.24 GBP / 722.24 GBP + 158.72 GBP
Purchase One Bedroom Apt. In City 215,197.15 EUR / 184,996.32 GBP 139,346.55 GBP / 139,346.55 GBP - 45,649.77 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, United Kingdom covers an area of 241,917 square kilometers.

United Kingdom has a Gross Domestic Product (PPP) of 2,787.74 ($ Billion) from a population of 65,511,098.

A progressive tax system with 3 bands with tax rates from 20% to 45%.

Personal tax-free allowance provided of 12,500 GBP.

Personal allowance is reduced by 1 GBP for every 2 GBP over 100,000 GBP.

Tax bands are as follow:

Below 37500 GBP - 20%

Between 37500 GBP and 150000 GBP - 40%.

Above 150000 GBP - 45%.

Mandatory social security contributions (National Insurance) Class A bands are as follow:

Below 8632 GBP - 0%

Between 8632 GBP and 50024 GBP - 12%.

Above 50024 GBP - 2%.

Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs.

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 United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom'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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