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GermanyChinaDifference in China
Gross Income 35,010.00 EUR / 30,000.00 GBP 266,258.55 CNY / 30,000.00 GBP - 0.00 GBP
Tax Due 10,065.92 EUR / 8,625.47 GBP 69,516.64 CNY / 7,832.61 GBP - 792.86 GBP
Net Income 24,944.08 EUR / 21,374.53 GBP 196,741.91 CNY / 22,167.39 GBP + 792.86 GBP
Overall Tax Rate 28.8 % 26.1 % - 2.70 %.

Figures based upon 1 EUR = 0.85689803 GBP.

Figures based upon 1 CNY = 0.11267244 GBP.

In Germany, an income of 35,010.00 EUR / 30,000.00 GBP is more than the lowest average advertised salary of 18,900.00 EUR / 16,195.37 GBP and less than the country's average income of 43,000.00 EUR / 36,846.62 GBP.

In China, an income of 266,258.55 CNY / 30,000.00 GBP is more than the lowest average advertised salary of 66,000.00 CNY / 7,436.38 GBP and more than the country's average income of 240,000.00 CNY / 27,041.39 GBP.

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

GermanyChinaDifference in China
Water Bottle (1.5L) 0.40 EUR / 0.34 GBP 3.62 CNY / 0.41 GBP + 0.07 GBP
Milk Bottle (1L) 0.69 EUR / 0.59 GBP 12.76 CNY / 1.44 GBP + 0.85 GBP
Pint of Beer 3.50 EUR / 3.00 GBP 6.00 CNY / 0.68 GBP - 2.32 GBP
Bread (500g) 1.25 EUR / 1.07 GBP 9.35 CNY / 1.05 GBP - 0.02 GBP
Chicken Breasts (1kg) 7.26 EUR / 6.22 GBP 24.52 CNY / 2.76 GBP - 3.46 GBP
Petrol UK Gallon 6.00 EUR / 5.14 GBP 29.09 CNY / 3.28 GBP - 1.86 GBP
Volkswagen Golf or Equivalent 20,000.00 EUR / 17,137.96 GBP 150,000.00 CNY / 16,900.87 GBP - 237.09 GBP
Broadband Internet Monthly 24.12 EUR / 20.67 GBP 98.39 CNY / 11.09 GBP - 9.58 GBP
Rent One Bedroom Apt. In City (Monthly) 650.01 EUR / 556.99 GBP 3,398.33 CNY / 382.90 GBP - 174.09 GBP
Purchase One Bedroom Apt. In City 136,770.20 EUR / 117,198.11 GBP 1,468,275.20 CNY / 165,434.15 GBP + 48,236.04 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 9000 EUR - 0%

Between 9000 EUR and 54950 EUR - 14%.

Between 54950 EUR and 260533 EUR - 42%.

Above 260533 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 Asia, China covers an area of 9,386,293 square kilometers.

China has a Gross Domestic Product (PPP) of 21,269.02 ($ Billion) from a population of 1,388,232,693.

A progressive tax system spread over 7 bands - ranging from 3% to 45%.

Tax bands are as follow:

Below 18000 CNY - 0%

Between 18000 CNY and 54000 CNY - 10%.

Between 54000 CNY and 108000 CNY - 20%.

Between 108000 CNY and 420000 CNY - 25%.

Between 420000 CNY and 660000 CNY - 30%.

Between 660000 CNY and 960000 CNY - 35%.

Above 960000 CNY - 45%.

A standard personal allowance is available of 42,000 CNY.

Social security contributions (Beijing): Pension 8%, Medical 2% + 36 CNY, Unemployment 0.2%. Total 10.2% + 36 CNY. Capped at 26,052 CNY.

Source: http://www.chinatax.gov.cn/2013/n2925/.

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 Germany and China 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 China'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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