Money and tax system in Luxembourg

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, a small country situated in the centre of Europe, is known for its banks and financial institutions and its services of private management. Often associated with a tax haven, the country however shows fiscal transparency nowadays.

Luxembourg residents’s standard of living

The standard of living in Luxembourg is relatively high if we compare it to that of the other European countries in particular, and more particularly with the bordering countries.

If certain budget headings as the housing reach price levels comparable to those of London and of certain districts of Paris, with prices of 10.000 euros/m² or even more, the remunerations are clearly higher in Luxembourg than the European average, and more particularly than the other elements of the Greater Region.

In this context, as underlines Michel Roumieux, Partner and Personal Tax Leader of PwC Luxembourg, “Luxembourg finances are healthy as shown by the triple AAA from S&P. Nearly half of the government expenditure are financed by direct taxes following the example of the income tax. Unlike numerous countries, almost all of the private individuals’ incomes are taxed”.

The tax system in Luxembourg


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