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comparing tax in germany with canada

GermanyCanadaDifference in Canada
Gross Income 34,897.53 EUR / 30,000.00 GBP 51,172.68 CAD / 30,000.00 GBP - 0.00 GBP
Tax Due 10,003.99 EUR / 8,600.03 GBP 11,825.29 CAD / 6,932.58 GBP - 1,667.45 GBP
Net Income 24,893.54 EUR / 21,399.97 GBP 39,347.39 CAD / 23,067.42 GBP + 1,667.45 GBP
Overall Tax Rate 28.7 % 23.1 % - 5.60 %.

Figures based upon 1 EUR = 0.8596597 GBP.

Figures based upon 1 CAD = 0.58625032 GBP.

In Germany, an income of 34,897.53 EUR / 30,000.00 GBP is more than the lowest average advertised salary of 18,900.00 EUR / 16,247.57 GBP and less than the country's average income of 43,000.00 EUR / 36,965.37 GBP.

In Canada, an income of 51,172.68 CAD / 30,000.00 GBP is more than the lowest average advertised salary of 29,660.00 CAD / 17,388.18 GBP and less than the country's average income of 56,000.00 CAD / 32,830.02 GBP.

Here are how much some common purchases cost in Germany vs Canada:

GermanyCanadaDifference in Canada
Water Bottle (1.5L) 0.34 EUR / 0.29 GBP 2.22 CAD / 1.30 GBP + 1.01 GBP
Milk Bottle (1L) 0.70 EUR / 0.60 GBP 2.27 CAD / 1.33 GBP + 0.73 GBP
Pint of Beer 3.50 EUR / 3.01 GBP 6.00 CAD / 3.52 GBP + 0.51 GBP
Bread (500g) 1.30 EUR / 1.12 GBP 2.77 CAD / 1.62 GBP + 0.50 GBP
Chicken Breasts (1kg) 7.34 EUR / 6.31 GBP 13.10 CAD / 7.68 GBP + 1.37 GBP
Petrol UK Gallon 6.36 EUR / 5.47 GBP 5.64 CAD / 3.31 GBP - 2.17 GBP
Volkswagen Golf or Equivalent 20,000.00 EUR / 17,193.19 GBP 25,000.00 CAD / 14,656.26 GBP - 2,536.93 GBP
Broadband Internet Monthly 30.14 EUR / 25.91 GBP 73.69 CAD / 43.20 GBP + 17.29 GBP
Rent One Bedroom Apt. In City (Monthly) 702.47 EUR / 603.89 GBP 1,218.19 CAD / 714.16 GBP + 110.27 GBP
Purchase One Bedroom Apt. In City 167,807.15 EUR / 144,257.04 GBP 200,098.85 CAD / 117,308.01 GBP - 26,949.03 GBP

Part of Europe, Germany covers an area of 348,621 square kilometers.

Germany has a Gross Domestic Product (PPP) of 3,979.08 ($ Billion) from a population of 80,636,124.

A progressive tax system spread over 5 bands ranging from 0% to 45%.

Tax bands are as follow:

Below 9168 EUR - 0%

Between 9168 EUR and 55960 EUR - 14%.

Between 55960 EUR and 265326 EUR - 42%.

Above 265326 EUR - 45%.

There is also a solidarity tax surcharge rate of 5.5%.

A default deduction is allowed of 1,000 EUR for work-related expenses.

A tax allowance of 1,000 EUR is applied for employees.

Up to 4,500 maximum is allowed as a deduction for travel expenses to and from work - here we use 2,500 EUR.

Social contributions made by the employee are : Pension 9.35%, Unemployment 1.5%, Health 7.9% and Nursing 1.4%.

These contributions are made as a percentage of the entire gross wage - limited to 52,200 EUR (Health and Nursing) and 76,200 (All Other - West Germany).

Source: http://www.bundesfinanzministerium.de/Web/EN/Issues/Taxation/taxation.html.

Source: XE.com (Currency Conversion).

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

Source: Numbeo.com (Cost of living).

Part of North America, Canada covers an area of 9,156,521 square kilometers.

Canada has a Gross Domestic Product (PPP) of 1,674.31 ($ Billion) from a population of 36,626,083.

Federal taxes are joined by provincial taxes in this progressive tax system - jointly ranging from 20.05% to 46.16% plus surcharges.

Federal taxes are as follow:

Below 47630 CAD - 15%

Between 47630 CAD and 95259 CAD - 20.5%.

Between 95259 CAD and 147667 CAD - 26%.

Between 147667 CAD and 210371 CAD - 29%.

Above 210371 CAD - 33%.

For Canada we are using the Ontario province for comparative purposes.

Ontario provincial taxes are as follow:

Below 43906 CAD - 5.05%

Between 43906 CAD and 87813 CAD - 9.15%.

Between 87813 CAD and 150000 CAD - 11.16%.

Between 150000 CAD and 220000 CAD - 12.16%.

Above 220000 CAD - 13.16%.

Ontario also has a surcharge where the provincial taxes exceed 4,740 CAD (20%) or 6,067 (56%).

Social security contributions are pension plan: 4.95% (Max 2,594 CAD) and employment insurance: 1.88% (Max 858 CAD).

15% of the total paid toward social security is returned as a tax credit against the federal tax bill.

A basic personal tax credit of 1,810 CAD is available as well as 15% of employment income (Capped to 183 CAD)

Source: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/fq/txrts-eng.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 Germany and Canada 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 Germany's and Canada'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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