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comparing tax in japan with united arab emirates

JapanUnited Arab EmiratesDifference in United Arab Emirates
Gross Income 4,027,927.26 JPY / 30,000.00 GBP 137,455.41 AED / 30,000.00 GBP - 0.00 GBP
Tax Due 968,540.46 JPY / 7,213.69 GBP 0.00 AED / 0.00 GBP - 7,213.69 GBP
Net Income 3,059,386.80 JPY / 22,786.31 GBP 137,455.41 AED / 30,000.00 GBP + 7,213.69 GBP
Overall Tax Rate 24 % 0 % - 24.00 %.

Figures based upon 1 JPY = 0.007448 GBP.

Figures based upon 1 AED = 0.2182526 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.

In United Arab Emirates, an income of 137,455.41 AED / 30,000.00 GBP is more than the lowest average advertised salary of 14,400.00 AED / 3,142.84 GBP and less than the country's average income of 160,489.00 AED / 35,027.14 GBP.

Here are how much some common purchases cost in Japan vs United Arab Emirates:

JapanUnited Arab EmiratesDifference in United Arab Emirates
Water Bottle (1.5L) 130.33 JPY / 0.97 GBP 1.75 AED / 0.38 GBP - 0.59 GBP
Milk Bottle (1L) 183.91 JPY / 1.37 GBP 5.42 AED / 1.18 GBP - 0.19 GBP
Pint of Beer 400.00 JPY / 2.98 GBP 40.00 AED / 8.73 GBP + 5.75 GBP
Bread (500g) 195.41 JPY / 1.46 GBP 3.70 AED / 0.81 GBP - 0.65 GBP
Chicken Breasts (1kg) 776.04 JPY / 5.78 GBP 23.02 AED / 5.02 GBP - 0.76 GBP
Petrol UK Gallon 645.71 JPY / 4.81 GBP 10.32 AED / 2.25 GBP - 2.56 GBP
Volkswagen Golf or Equivalent 2,534,500.00 JPY / 18,876.96 GBP 80,000.00 AED / 17,460.21 GBP - 1,416.74 GBP
Broadband Internet Monthly 4,665.89 JPY / 34.75 GBP 360.34 AED / 78.65 GBP + 43.90 GBP
Rent One Bedroom Apt. In City (Monthly) 86,722.76 JPY / 645.91 GBP 5,016.73 AED / 1,094.91 GBP + 449.00 GBP
Purchase One Bedroom Apt. In City 30,368,158.80 JPY / 226,182.05 GBP 311,846.85 AED / 68,061.39 GBP - 158,120.65 GBP

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).

Part of Asia, United Arab Emirates covers an area of 106,574 square kilometers.

United Arab Emirates has a Gross Domestic Product (PPP) of 667.21 ($ Billion) from a population of 83,609.

There is no personal income tax legislation.

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 Japan and United Arab Emirates 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 Japan's and United Arab Emirates'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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