List of countries by net take-home pay

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This is a list of countries by net take-home pay as published by the OECD. It is calculated from the annual labour costs, by deducting all taxes and non-tax compulsory payments such as social insurance.[1]

While GDP per capita is often used to measure how developed a country is, it includes components that do not contribute to a citizen's standard of living. GDP per capita may increase while real incomes for the majority decline. However, measuring only net take-home pay gives a more accurate picture of a country's standard of living.

2013 OECD rankings[edit]

The tables show net income figures published annually in the OECD Tax Database.[2] They reflect the annual augmented total net take-home pay, by family-type, deducting taxes and non-tax compulsory payments. Since PPP conversion is a widely accepted way to compare income, the OECD publishes the data in USD PPPs. The two major family-types, married with 2 children and single with no child at 100% average wage have been selected to give an accurate picture of the wage levels. Note that Turkey has been omitted from the tables for consistency due to its wage figures being based on the old definition of average worker.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.oecd.org/ctp/tax-policy/45120766.pdf
  2. ^ OECD Tax Database
  3. ^ 2013 OECD Tax Database, Tables S.5 and S.6 shows information on (augmented) total labour costs, net take-home pay and the changes in total labour costs and net take-home pay (updated April 2014) as a result of employer and employee NTCPs.
  4. ^ 2013 OECD Tax Database, Tables S.5 and S.6 shows information on (augmented) total labour costs, net take-home pay and the changes in total labour costs and net take-home pay (updated April 2014) as a result of employer and employee NTCPs.