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comparing tax in switzerland with china

SwitzerlandChinaDifference in China
Gross Income 38,283.99 CHF / 30,000.00 GBP 263,270.67 CNY / 30,000.00 GBP - 0.00 GBP
Tax Due 5,463.43 CHF / 4,281.24 GBP 68,769.67 CNY / 7,836.38 GBP + 3,555.14 GBP
Net Income 32,820.56 CHF / 25,718.76 GBP 194,501.00 CNY / 22,163.62 GBP - 3,555.14 GBP
Overall Tax Rate 14.3 % 26.1 % + 11.80 %.

Figures based upon 1 CHF = 0.78361738 GBP.

Figures based upon 1 CNY = 0.11395117 GBP.

In Switzerland, an income of 38,283.99 CHF / 30,000.00 GBP is more than the lowest average advertised salary of 33,400.00 CHF / 26,172.82 GBP and less than the country's average income of 96,000.00 CHF / 75,227.27 GBP.

In China, an income of 263,270.67 CNY / 30,000.00 GBP is more than the lowest average advertised salary of 66,000.00 CNY / 7,520.78 GBP and more than the country's average income of 240,000.00 CNY / 27,348.28 GBP.

Here are how much some common purchases cost in Switzerland vs China:

SwitzerlandChinaDifference in China
Water Bottle (1.5L) 1.23 CHF / 0.96 GBP 3.92 CNY / 0.45 GBP - 0.51 GBP
Milk Bottle (1L) 1.59 CHF / 1.25 GBP 12.67 CNY / 1.44 GBP + 0.19 GBP
Pint of Beer 7.00 CHF / 5.49 GBP 6.00 CNY / 0.68 GBP - 4.81 GBP
Bread (500g) 2.63 CHF / 2.06 GBP 10.74 CNY / 1.22 GBP - 0.84 GBP
Chicken Breasts (1kg) 25.22 CHF / 19.76 GBP 25.22 CNY / 2.87 GBP - 16.89 GBP
Petrol UK Gallon 7.36 CHF / 5.77 GBP 32.22 CNY / 3.67 GBP - 2.10 GBP
Volkswagen Golf or Equivalent 24,000.00 CHF / 18,806.82 GBP 140,000.00 CNY / 15,953.16 GBP - 2,853.66 GBP
Broadband Internet Monthly 59.83 CHF / 46.88 GBP 100.18 CNY / 11.42 GBP - 35.46 GBP
Rent One Bedroom Apt. In City (Monthly) 1,398.76 CHF / 1,096.09 GBP 3,582.47 CNY / 408.23 GBP - 687.86 GBP
Purchase One Bedroom Apt. In City 386,872.15 CHF / 303,159.74 GBP 1,671,389.30 CNY / 190,456.77 GBP - 112,702.98 GBP

Part of Europe, Switzerland covers an area of 39,524 square kilometers.

Switzerland has a Gross Domestic Product (PPP) of 494.30 ($ Billion) from a population of 8,454,083.

Three types of taxes are levied - Federal, Cantonal and Municipal with a progressive tax system aside from a few cantons.

Tax bands are as follow:

Below 14500 CHF - 0%

Between 14500 CHF and 31600 CHF - 0.77%.

Between 31600 CHF and 41400 CHF - 0.88%.

Between 41400 CHF and 55200 CHF - 2.64%.

Between 55200 CHF and 72500 CHF - 2.97%.

Between 72500 CHF and 78100 CHF - 5.94%.

Between 78100 CHF and 103600 CHF - 6.6%.

Between 103600 CHF and 134600 CHF - 8.8%.

Between 134600 CHF and 176000 CHF - 11%.

Between 176000 CHF and 755200 CHF - 13.2%.

Above 755200 CHF - 11.5%.

Here we use Zurich at Canton and Municipal level for comparative purposes (City of Zurich with a 1.17% municipal tax factor).

Below 6700 CHF - 0%

Between 6700 CHF and 11400 CHF - 2.38%.

Between 11400 CHF and 16100 CHF - 3.57%.

Between 16100 CHF and 23700 CHF - 4.76%.

Between 23700 CHF and 33000 CHF - 5.95%.

Between 33000 CHF and 43700 CHF - 7.14%.

Between 43700 CHF and 56100 CHF - 8.33%.

Between 56100 CHF and 73000 CHF - 9.52%.

Between 73000 CHF and 105500 CHF - 10.71%.

Between 105500 CHF and 137700 CHF - 11.9%.

Between 137700 CHF and 188700 CHF - 13.09%.

Between 188700 CHF and 254900 CHF - 14.28%.

Above 254900 CHF - 15.47%.

Social security contributions (7%) are deductible from gross income for tax purposes.

Mandatory health insurance deduction of 1,700 CHF applied and added as a Social contribution in lieu of health contribution.

Commuting costs and work meal costs are deductible. We will use a flat amount of 2,000 CHF.

Source: https://www.estv.admin.ch/estv/en/home.html.

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 18000 CNY - 0%

Between 18000 CNY and 54000 CNY - 10%.

Between 54000 CNY and 108000 CNY - 20%.

Between 108000 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 42,000 CNY.

Social security contributions (Beijing): Pension 8%, Medical 2% + 36 CNY, Unemployment 0.2%. Total 10.2% + 36 CNY. Capped at 26,052 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 Switzerland 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 Switzerland'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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