The people in Germany in international comparison an above average number of taxes and social contributions.

an average run Standalone with average income 49.5 percent of the so-called labour costs to the state – including the employer’s share of social security contributions.

The on Thursday published study by the Organisation for economic co-operation and development (OECD) for the year 2018. Labour costs are defined by the OECD as gross salary and social contributions of the employer.

Among the 36 OECD represent developed countries, only Belgium (52.7 percent) in this group of people in front of Germany. The OECD average is 36.1 percent. At least the burden of taxes and social contributions in Chile (7 per cent) and new Zealand (18.4 percent).

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