Tax Calculator for Germany Germany

Gross and Net Income

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Gross Income
Net Income Please enter salary

Use the salary calculator above to quickly find out how much tax you will need to pay on your income. Simply enter your annual or monthly gross salary to get a breakdown of your taxes and your take-home pay.

Gross Income
is the sum of all your earnings before any taxes have been deducted, minus any exemptions.
Net Income
is the money you take home after all taxes and contributions have been deducted from your gross salary.

Income Taxes

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Income Tax
Solidarity Surcharge
Pension Insurance
Unemployment Insurance
Health Insurance
Care Insurance
Tax Due Please enter salary
Tax Due
is the sum of all taxes and contributions that will be deducted from your gross salary.

The deductions used in the above tax calculator assume you are not married and you have no dependants.

Taxation in Germany

Income Tax
is a progressive tax, meaning that individuals with higher wages will be taxed more than individuals with lower wages. The basic personal allowance is currently 9 744 EUR which will be deducted from the total amount of taxes.
Solidarity Surcharge
is a tax that is levied in an attempt to provide funding towards socially unifying activities or projects. If your income tax is more than 16 956 euros per year, the solidarity surcharge rate is 5.5% of your income tax.
Pension Insurance
is a social security tax and it represents 9.3% of your income.
Unemployment Insurance
is a social security tax and it represents 1.25% of your income.
Health Insurance
is a social security tax and it represents up to 7.75% of your income.
Care Insurance
is a social security tax and it represents between 1.275% and 1.775% of your income, depending on the region.

The information presented here is based on the fiscal regulations in Germany in 2021. Visit europa.eu for more details.

Financial Facts About Germany

The average monthly net salary in Germany is around 2 400 EUR, with a minimum income of 1 100 EUR per month. According to wikipedia, Germany ranks 12th in list of European countries by average wage. Germany is not considered expensive, compared to other European countries. The prices of food and housing are only slightly higher than the EU average.

Germany performs very well in many measures of well-being. It ranks above the average in education, work-life balance, jobs, income, environmental quality, health, civic engagement, housing, and personal security.

Germany possesses one of the largest economies in the world and employs a social market economy. It has the largest national economy in Europe, the fourth-largest by nominal GDP in the world, and fifth by GDP. Germany has consistently been at the forefront of industrial leadership. The biggest industries in Germany are: automotive, electrical engineering, transport and general engineering, mechanics and precision optics, and pharmaceutics.

Germany is open to immigration, being the second most popular immigration destination in the world, after the United States. According to www.independent.co.uk, three out of the ten best cities for quality of living are in Germany: Munich, Dusseldorf, and Frankfurt.

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