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comparing tax in germany with japan

GermanyJapanDifference in Japan
Gross Income 35,557.59 EUR / 30,000.00 GBP 4,296,106.95 JPY / 30,000.02 GBP - 0.00 GBP
Tax Due 10,229.40 EUR / 8,630.56 GBP 1,051,700.30 JPY / 7,344.10 GBP - 1,286.47 GBP
Net Income 25,328.19 EUR / 21,369.44 GBP 3,244,406.65 JPY / 22,655.92 GBP + 1,286.47 GBP
Overall Tax Rate 28.8 % 24.5 % - 4.30 %.

Figures based upon 1 EUR = 0.84370172 GBP.

Figures based upon 1 JPY = 0.00698307 GBP.

In Germany, an income of 35,557.59 EUR / 30,000.00 GBP is more than the lowest average advertised salary of 18,900.00 EUR / 15,945.96 GBP and less than the country's average income of 43,000.00 EUR / 36,279.17 GBP.

In Japan, an income of 4,296,106.95 JPY / 30,000.02 GBP is more than the lowest average advertised salary of 1,530,000.00 JPY / 10,684.10 GBP and less than the country's average income of 5,400,000.00 JPY / 37,708.58 GBP.

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

GermanyJapanDifference in Japan
Water Bottle (1.5L) 0.34 EUR / 0.29 GBP 130.33 JPY / 0.91 GBP + 0.62 GBP
Milk Bottle (1L) 0.70 EUR / 0.59 GBP 183.91 JPY / 1.28 GBP + 0.69 GBP
Pint of Beer 3.50 EUR / 2.95 GBP 400.00 JPY / 2.79 GBP - 0.16 GBP
Bread (500g) 1.30 EUR / 1.10 GBP 195.41 JPY / 1.36 GBP + 0.26 GBP
Chicken Breasts (1kg) 7.34 EUR / 6.19 GBP 776.04 JPY / 5.42 GBP - 0.77 GBP
Petrol UK Gallon 6.36 EUR / 5.37 GBP 645.71 JPY / 4.51 GBP - 0.86 GBP
Volkswagen Golf or Equivalent 20,000.00 EUR / 16,874.03 GBP 2,534,500.00 JPY / 17,698.59 GBP + 824.55 GBP
Broadband Internet Monthly 30.14 EUR / 25.43 GBP 4,665.89 JPY / 32.58 GBP + 7.15 GBP
Rent One Bedroom Apt. In City (Monthly) 702.47 EUR / 592.68 GBP 86,722.76 JPY / 605.59 GBP + 12.91 GBP
Purchase One Bedroom Apt. In City 167,807.15 EUR / 141,579.18 GBP 30,368,158.80 JPY / 212,062.98 GBP + 70,483.69 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 Asia, Japan covers an area of 364,503 square kilometers.

Japan has a Gross Domestic Product (PPP) of 4,931.88 ($ Billion) from a population of 126,045,211.

A progressive tax system spread over 7 bands - ranging from 5% to 45%.

Tax bands are as follow:

Below 1950000 JPY - 5%

Between 1950000 JPY and 3300000 JPY - 10%.

Between 3300000 JPY and 6950000 JPY - 20%.

Between 6950000 JPY and 9000000 JPY - 23%.

Between 9000000 JPY and 18000000 JPY - 33%.

Between 18000000 JPY and 40000000 JPY - 40%.

Above 40000000 JPY - 45%.

A surcharge is applicable of 2.1% on the calculated national income tax.

A local inhabitant's income tax is also imposed at a 10% flat rate on taxable income.

Employee's can use an earned income deduction to reduce the amount taxable - this is based on a scale.

Residents receive a national and local personal tax exemption this is on a scale from 480,000 JPY to 0 JPY.

Social insurance premiums in Tokyo charged on gross income are: Health 4.98% (Capped at 16.68M JPY of gross income), Welfare and Pension 9.091% (Capped at 7.44M JPY of gross income), Unemployment 0.85% (not capped).

Source: https://www.nta.go.jp/foreign_language/.

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 Japan 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 Japan'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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