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Economy > Taxes > Taxes on the average worker > Taxes on the average worker: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: The taxes included in the measure are personal income taxes, employees’ social security contributions and employers’ social security contributions. For the few countries that have them, it also includes payroll taxes. The amount of these taxes paid in relation to the employment of one average worker is expressed as a percentage of their labour cost (gross wage plus employers’ social security contributions and payroll tax).

An average worker is defined as somebody who earns the average income of full-time workers of the country concerned in sectors C-K of the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC). The average worker is single, meaning that he or she does not receive any tax relief in respect of a spouse, unmarried partner or child.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Belgium 55.51% 2009
2 Hungary 54.43% 2009
3 Germany 52.23% 2009
4 France 49.15% 2009
5 Austria 48.54% 2009
6 Italy 45.87% 2009
7 Sweden 45.35% 2009
8 Netherlands 44.03% 2009
9 Finland 43.66% 2009
10 Czech Republic 42.87% 2009
11 Poland 42.81% 2009
12 Turkey 42.67% 2009
13 Greece 42.28% 2009
14 Denmark 41.32% 2009
15 Spain 38.87% 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 38.85% 2009
16 Slovakia 38.52% 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 37.67% 2009
17 Luxembourg 37.54% 2009
18 Norway 37.53% 2009
19 Portugal 37.41% 2009
20 United Kingdom 34.11% 2009
21 Canada 31.32% 2009
22 United States 29.98% 2009
23 Switzerland 29.6% 2009
24 Japan 29.26% 2009
25 Iceland 28.26% 2009
26 Australia 27.72% 2009
27 Ireland 22.28% 2009
28 New Zealand 21.54% 2009
29 South Korea 19.56% 2009
30 Mexico 15.29% 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Taxes > Taxes on the average worker > Taxes on the average worker. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", OECD Country statistical profiles 2009. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Taxes/Taxes-on-the-average-worker/Taxes-on-the-average-worker

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  • Belgium ranked first for taxes > taxes on the average worker > taxes on the average worker amongst High income OECD countries in 2009.
  • United States ranked second last for taxes > taxes on the average worker > taxes on the average worker amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2009.
  • All of the top 6 countries by taxes > taxes on the average worker > taxes on the average worker are Christian.
  • France ranked first for taxes > taxes on the average worker > taxes on the average worker amongst Non-religious countries in 2009.
  • All of the top 2 countries by taxes > taxes on the average worker > taxes on the average worker are Cold countries'.
  • Germany ranked third for taxes > taxes on the average worker > taxes on the average worker amongst European Union in 2009.
  • All of the top 9 countries by taxes > taxes on the average worker > taxes on the average worker are European.
  • All of the top 3 countries by taxes > taxes on the average worker > taxes on the average worker are Heavily indebted.
  • Canada ranked second last for taxes > taxes on the average worker > taxes on the average worker amongst NATO countries in 2009.
  • Ireland ranked last for taxes > taxes on the average worker > taxes on the average worker amongst Eurozone in 2009.
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