Ireland is one of the lowest taxes in Europe. An advantage that has its counterparts: social security, in particular, is much less effective than in France, and a visit to the doctor can be very expensive.
Ireland’s lush greenery is welcoming to entrepreneurs. Contributions and taxes are the lowest in Europe, especially property taxes. For her huge property, which she has divided into several rentals, this owner pays only € 95 per month. Corporate taxes are also twice as low as in France: 12.5% for this shop of 35 employees, for example, while a similar French company would pay around 28%.
A consultation at 55 euros
On the other hand, there are counterparts to these advantages. Social security, in particular, is incomparable to the French system. “I have a daughter who needed orthodontics, I have to pay for everything, around 4,000 euros”, explains an Irish employee. A visit to the doctor is also very expensive: € 55 per consultation. Only a third of Irish people, the most vulnerable, benefit from free consultations. The legal retirement age is also much lower than in France.