Afghanistan has a nominal GDP of $21.7 billion and a GDP per capita of $2024 based on purchasing power parity. Agriculture and mining are significant sources of income for most of the people of Afghanistan.
Kabul, Kandahar, Herat, Jalalabad
Construction skills, Agriculture skills
The top universities in Afghanistan are as follows:
Some of the top jobs and their corresponding monthly salaries are as follows:
|Job Title||Average monthly Salary (AFN)||Average Monthly Salary (USD)|
|Business Project Manager||89,200||1,039.53|
|Human Resource Officer||49,000||570.01|
Afghan follows alternate payroll schedules – weekly, semi-monthly, and monthly.
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. For a nonpermanent private sector employee, the minimum wage is 5500 AFN.
Employees who work overtime are entitled to a 25% increase in their wages for hours worked, and 50% for overtime worked on public holidays.
There is no provision for a 13th-month salary.
Employers are not expected to pay any taxes regarding their employers or their salaries.
There is no statutory contribution for an employee in Afghanistan.
For monthly income, the following tax rates are considered:
|Taxable income range (AFN)||Tax rate|
|0 – 5000||0%|
|5000 – 12500||2%|
|12500 – 100,000||10% + AFN 150|
|Above 100,000||20% + AFN 8900|
Afghanistan follows a standard VAT rate of 10%.
Termination of employment may occur in the following situations:
As per mutual discussion between the employer and the employee and the labor code of the country.
Severance pay in Afghanistan is mandatory and payable based on the duration of the service as follows:
If a foreigner is to work in Afghanistan, the following documents are needed: