While everyone at one point in time either experiences or fears losing a job, it's probably a remarkable few who knows how taxes and social benefits in the countries they live would affect their unemployment income.
We have created a simple tax-benefit calculator, based on data from the OECD, which provides information on unemployment benefits. For each country, you can choose from a selection of different family types and earnings levels to better understand the expected unemployment benefits compared to average net income during employment.
On this page, you can examine the net replacement rate - the proportion of net income in work that is maintained after job loss - for OECD and some non-OECD member economies for multiple combinations of family types and earnings levels.
Note: AW - average wage