well it sounds like you guys are twice as much as us.. BUT i guess that is expected as we have had HDTV's since 1999/2000. Or there just raping you... But my first HDTV in 2001 was $3300 american, and I guess a similar model today would be $2000 ,maybe...:shock: I just paid £1500 for a Samsung 1080p 40 inch LCD a couple of months ago...
Is that the new one that just came out, with a very reflective screen? That in UK is now about 1.2k.fucking shit that is ridiculous! I paid 759.630 GBP for a samsung 1080p 40 inch lCD. $1500 american. Are tv's that expensive over there?
hahaha, yeah but if shit cost you TWICE as much, what good is a stronger currency... %17,5 tax? On your income, or on goods bought?Is that the new one that just came out, with a very reflective screen? That in UK is now about 1.2k.
True, we do get ripped off. But we have to pay 17.5% tax, we have a queen and we also have a stronger currency so when we go on holiday to America....
17.5% on goods bought apart from book and childrens clothes.hahaha, yeah but if shit cost you TWICE as much, what good is a stronger currency... %17,5 tax? On your income, or on goods bought?
WTF! So if you earn less then 40k you dont get income tax? wow that would be awesome here in the states(for the less fortunate people) but the republicans would never allow it. 17.5% jesus christ!17.5% on goods bought apart from book and childrens clothes.
And don't get me started on income!
The govt. takes 40% of anything you earn over 40k!
Income Tax goes to a rate or 40% over 40K, but it's about 22% below that level, you also have a national insurance contrbution, to basically you get stung by almost 25% of your wages if you earn under 40K, which I get no where near.WTF! So if you earn less then 40k you dont get income tax? wow that would be awesome here in the states(for the less fortunate people) but the republicans would never allow it. 17.5% jesus christ!
you gotta be kidding me.. so if you earn 80k then your take home is 60K? I think thats better then the states... but the %17.5 kills it!
Downside is the govt. spending. Like there aren't many merit/public goods, and you more or less have to look after yourself. Not much of what you call in UK Social Security/Social Services.yea...I've heard that. Two of my mates moved off to Dubai and Bahrain. Not only do they get paid more, they get lower tax there apparently.
And the girls?I just heard that, overall, Singapore is seen by many people as one of the best places to live in (Pay, Education, Health Services). I absolutely loved it there....but I won't be able to climatize to the hot weather!
ahh christ i should know this, but it all depends on how much you make, how deductions you can take etc... my dad makes a shitton more then me, but he pays way less in income tax because he can right off the interest on two home mortgage and other shit. I own nothing that i can write off so i get screwed. Our tax system is so fucked up(i think). The theory here or made prominent by a certain actor who happened to be elected president(ridiclous old bat). The more you make the less your taxed cause you will re-invest that in the economy which provides more jobs to the poor(the money you would have been taxed). I really dont think this has worked. For a country with our kind of wealth we just have way too many children living in poverty, way too many people living below the poverty line, way too many homeless people. Of course there are studies to show that we have fewer above in our countries history right now, but that means shit too me, no one in this country should live below the poverty line, its just insane that its even possible.This is going notoriously offtopic, but how much is income tax in the US? How much is your net if you earn 80K or summat?
Apparently, for low Income Tax, Singapore is the place to be...