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comparing tax in spain with united arab emirates

SpainUnited Arab EmiratesDifference in United Arab Emirates
Gross Income 33,374.13 EUR / 30,000.00 GBP 137,526.81 AED / 30,000.00 GBP - 0.00 GBP
Tax Due 7,629.84 EUR / 6,858.46 GBP 0.00 AED / 0.00 GBP - 6,858.46 GBP
Net Income 25,744.29 EUR / 23,141.54 GBP 137,526.81 AED / 30,000.00 GBP + 6,858.46 GBP
Overall Tax Rate 22.9 % 0 % - 22.90 %.

Figures based upon 1 EUR = 0.89889984 GBP.

Figures based upon 1 AED = 0.21813928 GBP.

In Spain, an income of 33,374.13 EUR / 30,000.00 GBP is more than the lowest average advertised salary of 12,600.00 EUR / 11,326.14 GBP and more than the country's average income of 24,936.00 EUR / 22,414.97 GBP.

In United Arab Emirates, an income of 137,526.81 AED / 30,000.00 GBP is more than the lowest average advertised salary of 14,400.00 AED / 3,141.21 GBP and less than the country's average income of 160,489.00 AED / 35,008.95 GBP.

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

SpainUnited Arab EmiratesDifference in United Arab Emirates
Water Bottle (1.5L) 0.57 EUR / 0.51 GBP 1.75 AED / 0.38 GBP - 0.13 GBP
Milk Bottle (1L) 0.77 EUR / 0.69 GBP 5.42 AED / 1.18 GBP + 0.49 GBP
Pint of Beer 2.30 EUR / 2.07 GBP 40.00 AED / 8.73 GBP + 6.66 GBP
Bread (500g) 0.95 EUR / 0.85 GBP 3.70 AED / 0.81 GBP - 0.04 GBP
Chicken Breasts (1kg) 5.79 EUR / 5.20 GBP 23.02 AED / 5.02 GBP - 0.18 GBP
Petrol UK Gallon 5.73 EUR / 5.15 GBP 10.32 AED / 2.25 GBP - 2.90 GBP
Volkswagen Golf or Equivalent 19,000.00 EUR / 17,079.10 GBP 80,000.00 AED / 17,451.14 GBP + 372.04 GBP
Broadband Internet Monthly 40.70 EUR / 36.59 GBP 360.34 AED / 78.60 GBP + 42.01 GBP
Rent One Bedroom Apt. In City (Monthly) 627.72 EUR / 564.26 GBP 5,016.73 AED / 1,094.35 GBP + 530.09 GBP
Purchase One Bedroom Apt. In City 99,498.35 EUR / 89,439.05 GBP 311,846.85 AED / 68,026.05 GBP - 21,413.00 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, 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: 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 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 Spain'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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