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comparing tax in italy with canada

ItalyCanadaDifference in Canada
Gross Income 33,963.57 EUR / 30,000.00 GBP 49,683.81 CAD / 30,000.00 GBP - 0.00 GBP
Tax Due 10,286.29 EUR / 9,085.87 GBP 11,321.20 CAD / 6,835.95 GBP - 2,249.92 GBP
Net Income 23,677.28 EUR / 20,914.13 GBP 38,362.61 CAD / 23,164.05 GBP + 2,249.92 GBP
Overall Tax Rate 30.3 % 22.8 % - 7.50 %.

Figures based upon 1 EUR = 0.88329937 GBP.

Figures based upon 1 CAD = 0.60381843 GBP.

In Italy, an income of 33,963.57 EUR / 30,000.00 GBP is more than the lowest average advertised salary of 10,200.00 EUR / 9,009.65 GBP and more than the country's average income of 30,000.00 EUR / 26,498.98 GBP.

In Canada, an income of 49,683.81 CAD / 30,000.00 GBP is more than the lowest average advertised salary of 29,660.00 CAD / 17,909.25 GBP and less than the country's average income of 56,000.00 CAD / 33,813.83 GBP.

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

ItalyCanadaDifference in Canada
Water Bottle (1.5L) 0.40 EUR / 0.35 GBP 2.22 CAD / 1.34 GBP + 0.99 GBP
Milk Bottle (1L) 1.12 EUR / 0.99 GBP 2.27 CAD / 1.37 GBP + 0.38 GBP
Pint of Beer 4.50 EUR / 3.97 GBP 6.00 CAD / 3.62 GBP - 0.35 GBP
Bread (500g) 1.53 EUR / 1.35 GBP 2.77 CAD / 1.67 GBP + 0.32 GBP
Chicken Breasts (1kg) 8.20 EUR / 7.24 GBP 13.10 CAD / 7.91 GBP + 0.67 GBP
Petrol UK Gallon 7.00 EUR / 6.18 GBP 5.64 CAD / 3.41 GBP - 2.78 GBP
Volkswagen Golf or Equivalent 20,350.00 EUR / 17,975.14 GBP 25,000.00 CAD / 15,095.46 GBP - 2,879.68 GBP
Broadband Internet Monthly 27.60 EUR / 24.38 GBP 73.69 CAD / 44.50 GBP + 20.12 GBP
Rent One Bedroom Apt. In City (Monthly) 596.98 EUR / 527.31 GBP 1,218.19 CAD / 735.57 GBP + 208.26 GBP
Purchase One Bedroom Apt. In City 118,913.20 EUR / 105,035.95 GBP 200,098.85 CAD / 120,823.37 GBP + 15,787.42 GBP

Part of Europe, Italy covers an area of 294,137 square kilometers.

Italy has a Gross Domestic Product (PPP) of 2,220.58 ($ Billion) from a population of 59,797,978.

A progressive tax system spread over 5 tax bands (PIT), however employees are subject to three types of taxes: PIT (National Income Tax), Regional Income Tax and Municipal Income Tax.

Bands are as follows:

Income between 0 EUR and 15,000 EURO - 23%

Income between 15,000 EUR and 28,000 EURO - 27%

Income between 28,000 EUR and 55,000 EURO - 38%

Income between 55,000 EUR and 75,000 EURO - 41%

Income over 75,000 EURO - 43%

Regional income taxes vary from 0.7% to 3.33% and Municipal taxes vary from 0% to 0.9% - here we will use the average for comparative purposes. (2018).

Social security contributions are 9.19% of gross income and mandatory but contributions are deducted from gross income before calculating taxes. Over 46,630 EUR (capped at 101,427 EUR) there is an additional 1% social security deduction.

There is no personal allowance, but instead a tax credit is subtracted from the tax bill and varies according to income amount:

Income up to 8,000 EUR receives 1,880 EUR tax credit.

Income between 8,000 EUR and 28,000 EUR receives 1,880 EUR tax credit. Reducing as income increases within the band.

Income between 28,000 EUR and 55,000 EUR receives 978 EUR tax credit. Reducing as income increases within the band.

Income above 55,000 EUR receives ZERO tax credit.


Source: (Currency Conversion).

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

Source: (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: (Currency Conversion).

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

Source: (Cost of living).


This calculator allows you to calculate income taxes and social contributions equivalent for Italy 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 Italy'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.

How we compare world taxes

We have trawled through the quagmire of tax legislation for 16 of the World's major economies and created a comparable position as close to the UK's PAYE (Pay As You Earn) system for employed people.

We look at each country's taxation for employed people, as well as things like medical care which are part of social contributions for some countries or require mandatory purchase of health insurance.

Combining this information lets us calculate taxes for each of the 16 countries and then do not only a taxation comparison but also a comparison of buying power based upon commonly purchased items.

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