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comparing tax in ireland with china

IrelandChinaDifference in China
Gross Income 34,897.53 EUR / 30,000.00 GBP 270,951.87 CNY / 30,000.00 GBP - 0.00 GBP
Tax Due 6,162.80 EUR / 5,297.91 GBP 48,835.37 CNY / 5,407.09 GBP + 109.18 GBP
Net Income 28,734.73 EUR / 24,702.09 GBP 222,116.50 CNY / 24,592.91 GBP - 109.18 GBP
Overall Tax Rate 17.7 % 18 % + 0.30 %.

Figures based upon 1 EUR = 0.8596597 GBP.

Figures based upon 1 CNY = 0.11072077 GBP.

In Ireland, an income of 34,897.53 EUR / 30,000.00 GBP is more than the lowest average advertised salary of 12,000.00 EUR / 10,315.92 GBP and less than the country's average income of 38,200.00 EUR / 32,839.00 GBP.

In China, an income of 270,951.87 CNY / 30,000.00 GBP is more than the lowest average advertised salary of 66,000.00 CNY / 7,307.57 GBP and more than the country's average income of 240,000.00 CNY / 26,572.98 GBP.

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

IrelandChinaDifference in China
Water Bottle (1.5L) 1.44 EUR / 1.24 GBP 3.92 CNY / 0.43 GBP - 0.81 GBP
Milk Bottle (1L) 1.05 EUR / 0.90 GBP 12.67 CNY / 1.40 GBP + 0.50 GBP
Pint of Beer 5.00 EUR / 4.30 GBP 6.00 CNY / 0.66 GBP - 3.64 GBP
Bread (500g) 1.54 EUR / 1.32 GBP 10.74 CNY / 1.19 GBP - 0.13 GBP
Chicken Breasts (1kg) 8.44 EUR / 7.26 GBP 25.22 CNY / 2.79 GBP - 4.47 GBP
Petrol UK Gallon 6.45 EUR / 5.54 GBP 32.22 CNY / 3.57 GBP - 1.98 GBP
Volkswagen Golf or Equivalent 25,000.00 EUR / 21,491.49 GBP 140,000.00 CNY / 15,500.91 GBP - 5,990.58 GBP
Broadband Internet Monthly 51.73 EUR / 44.47 GBP 100.18 CNY / 11.09 GBP - 33.38 GBP
Rent One Bedroom Apt. In City (Monthly) 1,205.57 EUR / 1,036.38 GBP 3,582.47 CNY / 396.65 GBP - 639.73 GBP
Purchase One Bedroom Apt. In City 186,289.95 EUR / 160,145.96 GBP 1,671,389.30 CNY / 185,057.51 GBP + 24,911.55 GBP

Part of Europe, Ireland covers an area of 68,928 square kilometers.

Ireland has a Gross Domestic Product (PPP) of 324.30 ($ Billion) from a population of 4,749,153.

A progressive tax system split into 2 bands (20% and 40%).

Everything earned after the standard-rate cut off (35,300 EUR in 2019) is charged the higher rate of tax (40% in 2019).

All taxpayers receive a tax credit of 1,650 EUR (2019) to be deducted from the tax bill.

A Universal Social Charge (USC) is also levied on gross income.

USC is applied only to people earning over 13,000 EUR (2019) and is made up of 5 bands in general.

Up to 12,012 EUR - 0.5%.

Between 12,012 EUR and 19,874 EUR - 2.0%.

Between 19,874 EUR and 70,044 EUR - 4.5%.

Between 70,044 EUR and 100,000 EUR - 8%.

Above 100,000 EUR - 8%.

PRSI (Pay related Social Insurance) of 4% is deducted apart from people earning less than 352 EUR per week.

Source: http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/money_and_tax/tax/income_tax/how_your_tax_is_calculated.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 36000 CNY - 3%

Between 36000 CNY and 144000 CNY - 10%.

Between 144000 CNY and 300000 CNY - 20%.

Between 300000 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 60,000 CNY.

Social security contributions (Beijing): Pension 8%, Medical 2% + 3 CNY, Unemployment 0.2%. Total 10.2% + 3 CNY. Capped at 23,565 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 Ireland 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 Ireland'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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