Talent Wiki – Comoros

Your quick guide on talent and labor compliance norms in Comoros

Capital

Moroni

Currency

Comorian franc (KMF)

Languages

Comorian, Arabic, French

Payroll Frequency

Monthly

GDP per Capita

$1,362.78

Employer Tax

7.5%

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

The top local universities in Comoros are as follows:

Université des Comores

Ranking:

Local: 1

World: 20,569

Salary Data

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

Job Title Average Monthly Salary (KMF) Average Monthly Salary (USD)
Accountant 197,000 424
Bank Branch Manager 543,000 1168.69
Business Analyst 388,000 835.08
Human Resources Manager 449,000 966.37
Sales Manager 519,000 1117.03

Talent Sourcing Tips

Top Local Job Boards:

Careers in Africa, JobNet Africa

Number of LinkedIn users:

19,600

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 2023:

Date Name Type
1 Jan New Year Public Holiday
18 Feb Isra and Mi’raj (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
18 Mar Cheikh Al Maarouf Day Public Holiday
22 Apr Eid al-Fitr (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
23 Apr Eid al-Fitr Holiday (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
24 Apr Eid al-Fitr Holiday (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
1 May Labour Day Public Holiday
29 Jun Eid al-Adha (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
30 Jun Eid al-Adha Holiday (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
6 Jul National Day Public Holiday
19 Jul Muharram (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
27 Sep The Prophet’s Birthday (Tentative Date) Public Holiday
12 Nov Maore Day 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.

Minimum Wage

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

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.

Bonus

13th Month Pay:

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

Employee Benefits:

  • Annual Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Maternity Leave
  • Social Security

Additional Fringe Benefits an employer can provide:

  • Accommodation
  • Food Vouchers
  • Transportation
  • Bonuses
  • Relocation assistance

Taxes

Employer Payroll Tax:

Type of Tax Rate
Social Security 2.5%
Pension 5%

Employee Payroll Tax:

Type of Tax Rate
Social Security 2.5%
Pension 3%

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

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

Comoros’ notice period depends on the employment contract.

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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