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Basic Economic Summary


  • Local Languages: Pashto, Persian
  • Capital: Kabul
  • Currency: Afghan Afghani
  • Population: 38.04 million
  • Date Format: dd/mm/yyyy

Useful Information

  • GDP Per Capita (in USD): 507.10 USD
  • Exchange Rate (AFN/USD): 79.930586

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Salary Data

Average Salary of Jobs (Per Month)

The table below shows the average salaries of some jobs in Afghanistan. Please refer to SalaryExplorer for more information.

Job Title Average Salary Range (AFN) Average Salary Range (USD)
Surgeons/Doctors 156,000 to 437,000 1,951.67 - 5,467.19
Judges 131,000 to 367,000 1,638.89 - 4,591.44
Lawyers 106,000 to 297,000 1,326.13 - 3,715.66
Bank Managers 100,000 to 280,000 1,251.08 - 3,503.02
Chief Executive Officer 93,800 to 262,000 1,173.51 - 3,277.83
Chief Financial Officers 87,600 to 245,000 1,095.95 - 3,065.14

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Employer Payroll Tax

Employers are not expected to pay any taxes in respect of their employers or their salaries

Employee Monthly Income Tax

The income tax rate in Afghanistan is as follows:

Taxable income Range (AFN) Tax Rate (AFN)
0 - 5000 0%
5000 - 12500 2%
12500 - 100,000 10% + AFN 150
Above 100,000 20% + AFN 8900

Minimum Wage & Payroll

Minimum Wage

There is no minimum wage for a permanent worker in the private sector. However, the minimum wage for a permanent worker in the government sector is AFN 6000 per month.

Payroll Cycle

The employees are paid on alternate payroll schedules (weekly, semi-monthly and monthly).


13th month salary

There is no provision for 13th month salary.

Working Hours & Statutory Leave

Working hours

The standard number of working hours in Afghanistan is upto 40 hours a week. It has been kept to 35 hours for youth between 15-18 years of age and pregnant women, and 30 hours for people working underground.

Overtime pay

Employees who work overtime are entitled to a 25% increase in their wages for the hours worked.

Public Holidays

Number of national holidays is 17 days. The list of holidays can be found here.


Annual Paid Leave

Employees are entitled to a minimum of 20 days of paid leave per year.

Sick Leave

All employees are entitled to 20 days of sick leave as well.

Parental Leave

Maternal leave of about 90 days is awarded to the female employees. Out of these 90, 30 can be availed before the birth of the child and 60 days after the birth of the child.

There is no statutory paternity leave in Afghanistan.

Other Leave

Employees are entitled to 45 days of paid leave for the performance of Hajj or pilgrimage to other sacred places one during their service.

Offboarding & Termination

Termination Process

In Afghanistan, an employer may terminate an open-ended contract without any reason provided that the notice period has been adhered to. On the other hand, a fixed contract cannot be terminated without providing any justifiable reason.

Notice Period

The notice period in Afghanistan for a fixed term contract is one month

Severance Pay

Severance pay in Afghanistan is mandatory and payable based on the duration of the service as follows:

  • One month’s salary - duration of service is upto one year
  • Two month’s salary - duration of service is between two to five years
  • Three month’s salary - duration of service is between five to ten years
  • Four month’s salary - duration of service is above ten years


No VAT in Afghanistan

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