Gross and Net Income
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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.
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|Universal Social Charge (USC)|
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- 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 Ireland
- Irish Income Tax
- is a progressive tax, with two tax bands: a standard rate of 20%, which applies to lower income levels and a standard tax band of 40%, which applies to higher wages. The threshold between these two rates depends on the personal circumstances of the individual.
- Universal Social Charge (USC)
- is a progressive tax applied on the gross income, after certain capital allowances, but before pension contributions. Individuals that earn less than 12012 EUR per year are exempt from the Universal Social Charge.
- Pay Related Social Insurance (PRSI)
- is a tax payable on the gross income after deducting pension contributions. PRSI is only applicable to salaries higher than 5000 EUR per year.
The information presented here is based on the fiscal regulations in Ireland in 2021. Visit revenue.ie for more details.
Cost of living in Dublin
The median gross income in Dublin is 3,333 EUR per month. According to the results of our survey, with this salary a single person with no dependants is likely to:
- afford living in a shared apartment
- have a standard lifestyle, affording to go out a few times per week
To find out more, including a comparison between Dublin and other cities, check out our dedicated Cost of Living page.View more
Financial Facts about Ireland
The average monthly net salary in the Republic of Ireland is around 3000 EUR, with a minimum income of 1600 EUR per month. This places Ireland on the 8th place in the International Labour Organisation statistics for 2012, after United Kingdom, but before France.
The taxation in Ireland is usually done at the source, through a pay-as-you-earn (PAYE) system. Taxes are deducted monthly from the gross salary by the employers on behalf of the employees. The amount of tax depends on the income and personal circumstances of the individual and it includes: the income tax, Pay Related Social Insurance (PRSI) and the Universal Social Charge (USC). Self-employed individuals are responsible for paying their own taxes through a Self Assessment system.
Tourism is one of the biggest contributors to the Irish economy. Renowned for its lively pubs and its charming countryside, Ireland is praised as one of the friendliest countries in the world. More than 7 million people visit the Emerald Isle every year, about 1.6 times more than the country's entire population.
Dublin is the capital of Ireland and its largest city. As the country's economic hub, Dublin is home to a large number of international companies, including: Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Hewlett Packard, Accenture, CRH, and PepsiCo.