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comparing tax in italy with germany

ItalyGermanyDifference in Germany
Gross Income 35,058.21 EUR / 30,000.00 GBP 35,058.21 EUR / 30,000.00 GBP - 0.00 GBP
Tax Due 10,800.63 EUR / 9,242.31 GBP 10,058.86 EUR / 8,607.56 GBP - 634.75 GBP
Net Income 24,257.58 EUR / 20,757.69 GBP 24,999.35 EUR / 21,392.44 GBP + 634.75 GBP
Overall Tax Rate 30.8 % 28.7 % - 2.10 %.

Figures based upon 1 EUR = 0.85571967 GBP.

Figures based upon 1 EUR = 0.85571967 GBP.

In Italy, an income of 35,058.21 EUR / 30,000.00 GBP is more than the lowest average advertised salary of 10,200.00 EUR / 8,728.34 GBP and more than the country's average income of 30,000.00 EUR / 25,671.59 GBP.

In Germany, an income of 35,058.21 EUR / 30,000.00 GBP is more than the lowest average advertised salary of 18,900.00 EUR / 16,173.10 GBP and less than the country's average income of 43,000.00 EUR / 36,795.95 GBP.

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

ItalyGermanyDifference in Germany
Water Bottle (1.5L) 0.40 EUR / 0.34 GBP 0.34 EUR / 0.29 GBP - 0.05 GBP
Milk Bottle (1L) 1.12 EUR / 0.96 GBP 0.70 EUR / 0.60 GBP - 0.36 GBP
Pint of Beer 4.50 EUR / 3.85 GBP 3.50 EUR / 3.00 GBP - 0.85 GBP
Bread (500g) 1.53 EUR / 1.31 GBP 1.30 EUR / 1.11 GBP - 0.20 GBP
Chicken Breasts (1kg) 8.20 EUR / 7.02 GBP 7.34 EUR / 6.28 GBP - 0.74 GBP
Petrol UK Gallon 7.00 EUR / 5.99 GBP 6.36 EUR / 5.44 GBP - 0.55 GBP
Volkswagen Golf or Equivalent 20,350.00 EUR / 17,413.90 GBP 20,000.00 EUR / 17,114.39 GBP - 299.51 GBP
Broadband Internet Monthly 27.60 EUR / 23.62 GBP 30.14 EUR / 25.79 GBP + 2.17 GBP
Rent One Bedroom Apt. In City (Monthly) 596.98 EUR / 510.85 GBP 702.47 EUR / 601.12 GBP + 90.27 GBP
Purchase One Bedroom Apt. In City 118,913.20 EUR / 101,756.36 GBP 167,807.15 EUR / 143,595.88 GBP + 41,839.52 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: http://www1.agenziaentrate.gov.it/english/revenue_agency/index_revenue.htm

Source: XE.com (Currency Conversion).

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

Source: Numbeo.com (Cost of living).

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).

Help

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