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toesupwa

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Re: Apologies to all those residing in the UK.....
« Reply #50 on: November 20, 2009, 05:26:39 pm »

Just a few facts as to why, when i married an American girl, she didnt come to GB... I moved to the USA in 2005..

In the USA, Income tax is (on average) 8%...
In the USA, Sales tax (like VAT) is on average 8%
In the USA, Petrol (Gas) is about $3 a gallon... and about $10 (equivalent) in GB..
In the USA, a 3 bed double garage bungalow @ 1500 sq ft is $300,000... that's 150,000 GB pounds..

Quality of life here in the USA is FAR better than in GB...

Yes, I was born in GB.. and yes, it is a beautiful country.. but i dont think i want to come back..  {:-{
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Re: Apologies to all those residing in the UK.....
« Reply #51 on: November 20, 2009, 07:35:28 pm »

But in the USA don't they just have two week's holiday per year?
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Re: Apologies to all those residing in the UK.....
« Reply #52 on: November 20, 2009, 07:47:41 pm »

all that money saved and only two weeks to spend it in  boy what a two weeks holiday we could have
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Re: Apologies to all those residing in the UK.....
« Reply #53 on: November 20, 2009, 09:06:20 pm »

But in the USA don't they just have two week's holiday per year?

We have four weeks annual holiday in Australia, plus the usual public holidays - Christmas, Easter, Labour Day, Anzac Day, Australia Day and Queen's Birthday (yes, we still have a Queen's Birthday holiday in June).

Petrol is the equivalent of 60p a litre.
GST (VAT) is 10%
The average 3 bedroom, double garage house (bungalow to you) is under $300,000
Income tax is calculated as below:-

TAXABLE INCOME
$0 $6,000 Nil
$6,001 $35,000, 15c for each $1 over $6,000
$35,001 $80,000, $4,350 plus 30c for each $1 over $35,000
$80,001 $180,000, $17,850 plus 38c for each $1 over $80,000
Over $180,000, $55,850 plus 45c for each $1 over $180,000

This is taxable income, after all appropriate deductions have been made.

It makes an interesting comparison with America, plus we don't have a President %)

Peter.
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Re: Apologies to all those residing in the UK.....
« Reply #54 on: November 21, 2009, 12:31:23 am »

OK, subject closed.
   Lets talk about something else now....


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