Your welfare contribution

The Telegraph has a nifty tool where you put in your income and it tells you how much tax you pay over a 43 year career, and where it goes.

If you earn 50,000 pounds you pay over 43 years:

  • 219,000 pounds for welfare
  • 110,000 pounds for health
  • 83,000 pounds for education
  • 43,000 pounds for interest
  • 36,000 pounds for defence

Would be good to see some lifetime figures for NZ.