×
The American Tax Cheat
11 / 13    

World's Highest Tax Rates

Tax rate as percentage of GDP: 48.2GDP: $309.60 billionTotal Population: 5.5 millionLife Expectancy: 79 Unemployment: 3.3 percentAnd in case you were wondering, the lowest tax rates in the world as a percentage of GDP are:1. Mexico: 17.52. Chile 18.23. United States: 24.04. Turkey: 24.65. Korea: 25.66. Ireland 27.87. Slovak Republic: 29.38. Greece: 29.49. Switzerland: 30.310. Spain: 30.7

» more from The American Tax Cheat

1. Denmark

Tax rate as percentage of GDP: 48.2
GDP: $309.60 billion
Total Population: 5.5 million
Life Expectancy: 79
Unemployment: 3.3 percent

And in case you were wondering, the lowest tax rates in the world as a percentage of GDP are:

1. Mexico: 17.5
2. Chile 18.2
3. United States: 24.0
4. Turkey: 24.6
5. Korea: 25.6
6. Ireland 27.8
7. Slovak Republic: 29.3
8. Greece: 29.4
9. Switzerland: 30.3
10. Spain: 30.7

Source: OECD and World Bank

Photo: Ed Freeman | Stone | Getty Images