What is the average gross dutch income in 2013?
Article ID: 427 | Last Updated: Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 12:52 PM
Can you please advise what the average dutch gross income in 2013 is?
Am I correct in thinking that compulsory deductions mean that net income levels are 37.8% less?
Income includes all income from different sources. We have two options:
1. Modal income
2. Average income
The modal income is the income which is most common. In 2013 this is € 33,000. Average income is the total income in the Netherlands divided by all people who work (in this example). This results in an average income of around € 35,000 in 2013. If non working people are included the average income drops to around € 22,500 in 2013.
For the tax rates see http://www.expatax.nl/tax-rates-2013.php. The withholdings on an income of € 33,000 - € 35,000 are roughly 39% which leaves a net income of 60%. The net amount will however go up again due to the applicable tax credits (which can go up to roughly € 3,500 or more depending on the income).