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Top 10 Countries With the Highest Salaries in 2015 (updated)

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Jeanh, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. #10 France
    Paris – blog.canvasholidays.co.uk

    Well, the infamously discontent French made it to the top 10 list! France is ranked the world’s seventh largest economies. To explain why the French per capita GDP is lower than that of the United States, the economist Paul Krugman stated that “French workers are roughly as productive as US workers”, but that the French have allegedly a lower workforce participation rate and “when they work, they work fewer hours”. That may be due to the 35-hour workweek law introduced in 1999. By the way, the French receive $28,799 a year after all taxes, which are 49.4% on the average. This is the second largest tax wedge across the OECD countries.
    #9 Sweden
    Stockholm – Please or Register to view links

    Based on World Bank data, this beautiful scandinavian kingdom is the sixth richest country in the world in terms of GDP per capita. Sweden is an export-oriented mixed economy: timber, hydropower and iron ore constitute the resource base of the economy with a heavy emphasis on foreign trade. Sweden’s engineering sector accounts for 50% of output and exports. This socialist democracy (of which you’re actually going to see quite a few on this list) maintains a Nordic social welfare system that provides universal health care and tertiary education for its citizens. In return, people have to give up 42.4% of their income, but on the average they still receive $29,185 a year.
    #8 Canada
    Montreal – Uquebec.ca

    Oh, Canada, how Americans love and slightly distrust you. Canada is Wealthy with a capital W. The U.S.’s neighbors to the north possess the third largest oil reserve in the world just behind Venezuela and Saudi Arabia (which makes you wonder why America imports so much of its oil from Saudi Arabia…). The country is also rich in zinc, uranium, gold, nickel, aluminum, and the Canadian Prairies are one of the most important global producers of wheat, canola, and other grains. The average annual disposable income of the Canadian fellows is around $29,365 with a tax rate around 31%. That 31%, of course, pays for universal health care and public education. And, Canada’s average work week is around 36 hours.

    #7 Austria
    Salzburg – Please or Register to view links

    Would you have thought this Central European country with its beautiful landscapes and adventurous history has the 12th highest GDP per capita in the world? Well, yes, Austria has a highly developed industry, besides, the most important part of the national economy is its international tourism, which accounts for almost 9% of the Austrian gross domestic product. People get (after taxes) an average $31,173 salary, which is not bad considering that 49.4% is taken away as income tax and social security contributions. This amount, of course, covers universal health care and higher education.
    #6 Germany
    Zagreb – Please or Register to view links

    Although Germany didn’t make it to the top on our list, it is the first place winner in several other aspects. For example, Germany is the largest and most powerful national economy in Europe! However, Germany is also the first regarding the amount of taxes deducted from its citizens‘ income with 49.8%. Almost half! Can you believe? However, Germany has the world’s oldest universal health care system, so in return, people receive free health care and education on all levels. Oh, I almost forgot to mention, Germans‘ annual disposable income is $31,252. Not bad!

    #5 Australia

    Another one of those pesky socialist democracies. Australia has one of the most robust economies in the world and is a huge exporter of foodstuff as well as oil and minerals, and it imports relatively few goods. In terms of average wealth, Australia ranked second in the world after Switzerland in 2013. Australia’s average disposable income is $31,588 per year with a tax rate of around 27,7%, which, of course, goes to making sure its citizens are healthy and well educated. Oh, and on an average, Australians work 36 hours per week.

    #4 Switzerland
    Limmat – Planetware.com

    Switzerland ranks high in several metrics of national performance, including government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, economic competitiveness, and human development. No wonder the country finished third in the OECD life-satisfaction study. Switzerland’s manufacturing sector is the most vital and robust in all of Europe. It produces healthcare and pharmaceutical goods, specialist chemicals, precision measuring instruments and musical instruments. Yeah, think of it as Detroit before Detroit went **** up. Switzerland’s annual disposable income is $33,491, and they work around 35 hours weekly.

    #3 Norway
    Alesund – Boomsbeat.com

    Norway is one of the wealthiest nations in terms of natural resources including oil, hydropower, fishing, and minerals. Like Sweden, Norway has universal health care and higher education, but this, of course, comes at a price: Norwegians give up slightly more than 37% of their wages. Still, at the end they receive $33,492 annually. But what they give up in taxes, they make up for in overall free time. The average weekly number of hours spent on paid work in Norway is 33,4.

    #2 Luxembourg
    Luxembourg – Suzyguese.com

    If Bank Of America, Citibank, and Chase were a country, it would be Luxembourg. Luxembourg is more or less the financial center of Europe. Once the primary provider of steel in Europe, its vast exports market now includes chemicals, rubbers, and industrial machinery, and of course financial services. The average income after taxes in Luxembourg is $38,951 per year,

    #1 The United States

    Washington DC – Secureworldexpo.com

    Ah, good news US fellas! You enjoy the highest level of disposable income! No doubt, the United States is the most powerful country in the world. The US has abundant natural resources; it’s the largest importer of goods and the second largest exporter in the world. Americans receive $41,355 annually after the average 31.6% tax is deducted, which is more or less the same as in Canada. However, in the US many people have no health insurance. In fact, the US ranks first for health care expenditure but last for coverage. And there’s no national paid parental leave. And… well, I guess I shouldn’t spoil it for you. Let’s just be happy with the results!
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