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comparing tax in spain with china

SpainChinaDifference 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 8,165.24 EUR / 7,019.33 GBP 48,835.37 CNY / 5,407.09 GBP - 1,612.24 GBP
Net Income 26,732.29 EUR / 22,980.67 GBP 222,116.50 CNY / 24,592.91 GBP + 1,612.24 GBP
Overall Tax Rate 23.4 % 18 % - 5.40 %.

Figures based upon 1 EUR = 0.8596597 GBP.

Figures based upon 1 CNY = 0.11072077 GBP.

In Spain, an income of 34,897.53 EUR / 30,000.00 GBP is more than the lowest average advertised salary of 12,600.00 EUR / 10,831.71 GBP and more than the country's average income of 24,936.00 EUR / 21,436.47 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 Spain vs China:

SpainChinaDifference in China
Water Bottle (1.5L) 0.57 EUR / 0.49 GBP 3.92 CNY / 0.43 GBP - 0.06 GBP
Milk Bottle (1L) 0.77 EUR / 0.66 GBP 12.67 CNY / 1.40 GBP + 0.74 GBP
Pint of Beer 2.30 EUR / 1.98 GBP 6.00 CNY / 0.66 GBP - 1.32 GBP
Bread (500g) 0.95 EUR / 0.82 GBP 10.74 CNY / 1.19 GBP + 0.37 GBP
Chicken Breasts (1kg) 5.79 EUR / 4.98 GBP 25.22 CNY / 2.79 GBP - 2.19 GBP
Petrol UK Gallon 5.73 EUR / 4.93 GBP 32.22 CNY / 3.57 GBP - 1.35 GBP
Volkswagen Golf or Equivalent 19,000.00 EUR / 16,333.53 GBP 140,000.00 CNY / 15,500.91 GBP - 832.62 GBP
Broadband Internet Monthly 40.70 EUR / 34.99 GBP 100.18 CNY / 11.09 GBP - 23.90 GBP
Rent One Bedroom Apt. In City (Monthly) 627.72 EUR / 539.63 GBP 3,582.47 CNY / 396.65 GBP - 142.98 GBP
Purchase One Bedroom Apt. In City 99,498.35 EUR / 85,534.72 GBP 1,671,389.30 CNY / 185,057.51 GBP + 99,522.79 GBP

Part of Europe, Spain covers an area of 498,595 square kilometers.

Spain has a Gross Domestic Product (PPP) of 1,689.71 ($ Billion) from a population of 46,070,146.

People in resident and working in Spain are liable to pay PIT (Personal Income Tax). A progressive tax system spread over five tax bands ranging from 19% to 45%.

Tax bands are as follow:

Below 12450 EUR - 19%

Between 12450 EUR and 20200 EUR - 24%.

Between 20200 EUR and 35200 EUR - 30%.

Between 35200 EUR and 60000 EUR - 37%.

Above 60000 EUR - 45%.

Personal allowance deduction allowed of 5,550 EUR

Other expenses deduction allowed of 2,000 EUR

Additional allowance deduction of up to 3,700 EUR allowed for incomes below 14,450 EUR

Social contributions are 6.35% for employees plus another 1% for accidents (office work) but varies. They are deductible from gross income for tax purposes.

Source: http://www.agenciatributaria.es/AEAT.internet/en_gb/Inicio.shtml

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).

Help

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