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Talent Wiki - Comoros

Your quick guide on talent and labor compliance norms in Comoros
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Capital
Moroni
Currency
Comorian franc (KMF)
Languages
Comorian, Arabic, French
Payroll Frequency
Monthly
GDP per Capita
$1,494.70 (2021)
Employer Tax
2.5%

Supplementary Guide for Employment and Expansion in Comoros

Talent Overview

Comoros is the 4th smallest country in the African region. Its economy is mainly based on agriculture and fishing. It is the world's largest producer of ylang-ylang, the primary essence used to make perfumes. Fishing, hunting, and forestry constitute around 40% of the GDP and employ around 80% of the population of Comoros.

Major Economic Hubs: 

Moroni, Mustanmoudou, Fomboni

Skills in Demand:

Manufacturing, Export, Agriculture

Local Universities

Top local university in Comoros is:

Université des Comores

RANKING

Local rank: 1

World rank: 20569

Salary Data

Some of the popular jobs and their annual salaries are listed below:

No. Job Title Average Salary per month (in KMF) Average Salary per month (in USD)
1 Accountant 197,000 424
2 Bank Branch Manager 543,000 1168.69
3 Business Analyst 388,000 835.08
4 Human Resources Manager 449,000 966.37
5 Sales Manager 519,000 1117.03

Talent Sourcing Tips

Top Local Job Boards: 

Careers in Africa, JobNet Africa

Number of LinkedIn users:

18,000

Top Recruitment Agencies:

Airswift

Employing in Comoros

Below are the key points an employer must keep in mind while seeking employees in Comoros.

Employee Contract

The labor laws of Comoros do not specify any requirements for the employment contract. However, as a best practice, an employer must draft the contract in a language both parties understand and include as many details as possible.

Probation Period

The probationary period for employees in Comoros can be a maximum of 6 months.

Public and Provincial Holidays

Date Name Type
1st January New Year Holiday Public Holiday
28th February Leilat al-Meiraj Public Holiday
18th March Cheikh Al Maarouf Day Public Holiday
1st May Labor Day Public Holiday
1st - 3rd May Ide el Fitr Holiday Public Holiday
6th July Independence Day Public Holiday
9th - 10th July Ide el Kabir Public Holiday
30th July Muharram Public Holiday
8th October Mouloud Public Holiday

Employee Leaves

Type of Leave Duration Mandatory
Annual Leave 2.5 days for every month served after 1 year of service
3 days for every month served For female employees who are head of the family, employees under the age of 18, and employees with over 15 years of service
Dependent on Employment Contract
Sick Leave 6 months Dependent on Employment Contract
Maternity Leave 14 weeks Dependent on Employment Contract

Payroll

Payroll Cycle:

Employees in Comoros can be paid on a monthly basis.

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Minimum Wage:

As of 2022, the minimum wage in Comoros is 55,000 KMF per month.

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Overtime Pay:

Overtime pay in Comoros is calculated by adding 15% of the wage for the first 8 hours of overtime, 30% for the next 8 hours, and 40% for hours worked after that. A maximum of sixty hours of overtime is allowed in one week.

Employees are entitled to a 40% wage increase for working on rest days and public holidays.

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Health Examination Clause

Bonus

13th Month Pay: 

Comoros has no legal provision for 13th-month pay.

Employee Benefits

Full-time employees in Dominica are ensured to have insurance benefits such as

  • ~Annual Leave
  • ~Sick Leave
  • ~Maternity Leave
  • ~Social Security
  • ~Additional Fringe Benefits an employer can provide:
  • ~Accommodation
  • ~Food Vouchers
  • ~Transportation
  • ~Bonuses
  • ~Relocation assistance
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Taxes

Employer Payroll Tax:

Type of Tax Rate
Social Security 2.5%

Employee Payroll Tax:

Type of Tax Rate
Social Security 2.5%

Employee Income Tax:

Income (KMF) Rate
150,000 - 500,000 5%
500,001 – 1,000,000 10%
1,000,001 – 1,500,000 15%
1,500,001 – 2,500,000 20%
2,500,001 - 3,500,000 25%
Above 3,500,000 30%

VAT:

There is no VAT in Comoros.

Offboarding & Termination

Termination Process

Employment in Comoros can be terminated both by the employee and the employer. The employer can terminate the employment only on substantial grounds.

Notice Period

Comoros' notice period depends on the employment contract.

Severance Pay

Severance pay in Comoros is determined after consultation with the Consultative Council of Labor and Employment.

Visa and Immigration

A visa is mandatorily required for foreign nationals seeking jobs in Comoros. One may apply for two types of visas - short-term and long-term. The short-term visa allows an individual to work in Comoros for up to 30 days, while the long-term visa allows one to work for more than 45 days. Visas in Comoros are given upon arrival into the country.

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