Income tax map: How UK salary tax compare with Europe – shocking map


This is all contingent on the income level at which the top statutory personal income tax rates apply.

Expressed as a multiple of a country’s average wage, the thresholds vary from 0 in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Latvia to 22.5 percent in Austria.

This means those in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Latvia apply their flat personal income tax on all income earned.

Conversely, Austria’s top statutory rate of 55 percent only applies to those earning more than €1 million.

The figures for the rest of Europe are as follows:

  • France: 15.4 percent
  • Portugal: 14.4 percent
  • Greece: 11.1 percent
  • Turkey: 8.6 percent
  • Lithuania: 6.3 percent
  • Germany: 5.4 percent
  • Slovenia: 4.7 percent
  • Luxembourg: 3.7 percent
  • The UK: 3.6 percent
  • Switzerland: 3.5 percent
  • Slovakia: 3.3 percent
  • Italy: 2.8 percent
  • Spain: 2.4 percent
  • Finland: 1.9 percent
  • Poland: 1.7 percent
  • Norway: 1.6 percent
  • Ireland: 1.5 percent
  • The Netherlands: 1.3 percent
  • Iceland: 1.3 percent
  • Denmark: 1.3 percent
  • Sweden: 1.1 percent
  • Belgium: 1.1 percent
  • Estonia: 0.4 percent.





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