Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Whinging Poms

In a similar post to this one, I feel yet again that my fellow countrymen who haven't tried living in another country should really stop moaning until they have. YLE reports:
Finnish families have a more difficult time making ends meet than those in other EU countries. The main reason underlying this discrepancy is the Finnish taxation system, finds a study by the Taxpayers' Association of Finland. The study charted family incomes in eleven European countries...

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In the UK, families have the most disposable income, and the least in Belgium and Denmark, followed by Finland... A Finnish family in which both parents earn average salaries makes a total of 2,700 euros less than a corresponding Norwegian family, and 3,500 euros less than a British family...
There is more if you read the whole article.

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