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comparing tax in italy with japan

ItalyJapanDifference in Japan
Gross Income 33,963.57 EUR / 30,000.00 GBP 4,027,927.26 JPY / 30,000.00 GBP - 0.00 GBP
Tax Due 10,286.29 EUR / 9,085.87 GBP 968,540.46 JPY / 7,213.69 GBP - 1,872.18 GBP
Net Income 23,677.28 EUR / 20,914.13 GBP 3,059,386.80 JPY / 22,786.31 GBP + 1,872.18 GBP
Overall Tax Rate 30.3 % 24 % - 6.30 %.

Figures based upon 1 EUR = 0.88329937 GBP.

Figures based upon 1 JPY = 0.007448 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 Japan, an income of 4,027,927.26 JPY / 30,000.00 GBP is more than the lowest average advertised salary of 1,530,000.00 JPY / 11,395.44 GBP and less than the country's average income of 5,400,000.00 JPY / 40,219.20 GBP.

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

ItalyJapanDifference in Japan
Water Bottle (1.5L) 0.40 EUR / 0.35 GBP 130.33 JPY / 0.97 GBP + 0.62 GBP
Milk Bottle (1L) 1.12 EUR / 0.99 GBP 183.91 JPY / 1.37 GBP + 0.38 GBP
Pint of Beer 4.50 EUR / 3.97 GBP 400.00 JPY / 2.98 GBP - 0.99 GBP
Bread (500g) 1.53 EUR / 1.35 GBP 195.41 JPY / 1.46 GBP + 0.11 GBP
Chicken Breasts (1kg) 8.20 EUR / 7.24 GBP 776.04 JPY / 5.78 GBP - 1.46 GBP
Petrol UK Gallon 7.00 EUR / 6.18 GBP 645.71 JPY / 4.81 GBP - 1.37 GBP
Volkswagen Golf or Equivalent 20,350.00 EUR / 17,975.14 GBP 2,534,500.00 JPY / 18,876.96 GBP + 901.81 GBP
Broadband Internet Monthly 27.60 EUR / 24.38 GBP 4,665.89 JPY / 34.75 GBP + 10.37 GBP
Rent One Bedroom Apt. In City (Monthly) 596.98 EUR / 527.31 GBP 86,722.76 JPY / 645.91 GBP + 118.60 GBP
Purchase One Bedroom Apt. In City 118,913.20 EUR / 105,035.95 GBP 30,368,158.80 JPY / 226,182.05 GBP + 121,146.08 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 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: (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 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 Italy'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.

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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