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Taxes Around the World as % of GDP

Published on: 09:13AM Jul 28, 2011

 This is a long list, compiled by the ultra-conservative Heritage Foundation. It shows collected taxes as a percentage of GDP. You will note that of what are called First World Countries only SOUTH KOREA has a lower percent of GDP collected as taxes (by 1/10%). I have highlighted the US in blue, other modernized, post-industrial economies in yellow. Also note that the US has a lower rate of collections than tax have Switzerland.

 

 

Country

Heritage
Foundation
[1]

 United Arab Emirates

01.4

 Kuwait

01.5

 Equatorial Guinea

01.7

 Oman

02.0

 Qatar

02.2

 Libya

02.7

 Chad

04.2

 Bahrain

04.8

 Burma

04.9

 Saudi Arabia

05.3

 Angola

05.7

 Congo, Republic of

05.9

 Nigeria

06.1

 Sudan

06.3

 Afghanistan

06.4

 Yemen

07.1

 Iran

07.3

 Algeria

07.7

 Central African Republic

07.7

 Cambodia

08.0

 Guinea

08.2

 Bangladesh

08.5

 Haiti

09.4

 Mexico

09.7

 Pakistan

10.2

 Gabon

10.3

 Sierra Leone

10.5

 Panama

10.6

 Bhutan

10.7

 Madagascar

10.7

 Syria

10.7

 Laos

10.8

 Nepal

10.9

 Indonesia

11.0

 Niger

11.0

 Burkina Faso

11.5

 Guinea-Bissau

11.5

 Ethiopia

11.6

 Guatemala

11.9

 Comoros

12.0

 Paraguay

12.0

 Tanzania

12.0

 Federated States of Micronesia

12.3

 China, Republic of (Taiwan)

12.4

 Uganda

12.6

 Hong Kong

13.0

 Congo, Democratic Republic of

13.2

 Ecuador

13.2

 Liberia

13.2

 El Salvador

13.3

 Mozambique

13.4

 Vietnam

13.8

 Costa Rica

14.0

 Armenia

14.1

 Rwanda

14.1

 Singapore

14.2

 Lebanon

14.4

 Philippines

14.4

 Tunisia

14.9

 Dominican Republic

15.0

 Peru

15.1

 Côte d'Ivoire

15.3

 Mali

15.3

 Sri Lanka

15.3

 Benin

15.4

 Mauritania

15.4

 Malaysia

15.5

 Togo

15.5

 Honduras

15.6

 Egypt

15.8

 Zambia

16.1

 Tajikistan

16.5

 China, People's Republic of

17.0

 Thailand

17.0

 Burundi

17.4

 São Tomé and Príncipe

17.4

 India

17.7

 Azerbaijan

17.8

 Nicaragua

17.8

 Vanuatu

17.8

 Cameroon

18.2

 Kenya

18.4

 Chile

18.6

 Bahamas, The

18.7

 Gambia

18.9

 Mauritius

19.0

 Senegal

19.2

 Djibouti

20.0

 Macau

20.1

 Turkmenistan

20.2

 Maldives

20.5

 Malawi

20.7

 Ghana

20.8

 Lithuania

20.9

 Uzbekistan

21.0

 Jordan

21.1

 Kyrgyzstan

21.4

 Belize

21.6

 Georgia

21.7

 Fiji

21.8

 Suriname

22.1

 Morocco

22.3

 Albania

22.9

 Argentina

22.9

 Cape Verde

23.0

 Colombia

23.0

 Saint Lucia

23.1

 Uruguay

23.1

 Belarus

24.2

 Papua New Guinea

24.5

 Solomon Islands

24.7

 Venezuela

25.0

 Samoa

25.5

 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

26.5

 Croatia

26.6

 Kazakhstan

26.8

 Korea, South

26.8

 South Africa

26.9

 United States (all levels)

26.9

 Bolivia

27.0

 Tonga

27.0

 Jamaica

27.2

 Japan

27.4

 Montenegro

28.0

 Trinidad and Tobago

28.0

 Romania

28.1

 Namibia

28.8

 Macedonia

29.3

 Switzerland

29.4

 Slovakia

29.5

 Dominica

30.3

 Latvia

30.4

 Australia

30.8

 Ireland

30.8

 Guyana

31.9

 Seychelles

32.0

 Canada

32.2

 Estonia

32.3

 Turkey

32.5

 Barbados

32.6

 Greece

33.5

 Moldova

33.8

 Mongolia

33.8

 Poland

33.8

 Serbia

34.1

 Bulgaria

34.4

 New Zealand

34.5

 Botswana

35.2

 Malta

35.2

 Czech Republic

36.3

 Luxembourg

36.5

 Israel

36.8

 Russia

36.9

 Portugal

37.0

 Hungary

37.3

 Spain

37.3

 Ukraine

38.1

 Brazil

38.8

 United Kingdom

39.0

 Cyprus

39.2

 Slovenia

39.3

 Netherlands

39.8

 Swaziland

39.8

 Iceland

40.4

 Germany

40.6

 Bosnia and Herzegovina

41.2

 Italy

42.6

 Lesotho

42.9

 Austria

43.4

 Finland

43.6

 Norway

43.6

 Cuba

44.8

 France

46.1

 Belgium

46.8

 Sweden

47.9

 Denmark

49.0

 Zimbabwe

49.3