Mozambique is an East African country whose economy relies heavily on agriculture and industrial sectors. The nation had a GDP of USD 16.10 billion in December 2021 and recorded a growth of 4.1% in Q1FY22. The country ranks 138 in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index and is the 153rd lowest economy per Heritage Foundation’s 2021 Index.
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The table below mentions the universities in Mozambique with ranks:
Some common jobs in Mozambique with average monthly salary are:
|Job Title||Average Monthly Salary (MZN)||Average Monthly Salary (USD)|
|Business Development Manager||MZN60,000||$939|
Mozambique follows a monthly payroll cycle.
The minimum wage in Mozambique varies in different industries. The lowest minimum wage is MZN 4,591.58 in kapenta fishing, while the highest is MZN 14,340.85 in financial services.
The standard working hours in Mozambique are 8 hours per day and 48 hours per week. However, employees are permitted to work overtime only for excessive workload or material reasons. The overtime duration cannot exceed 8 hours per week, 96 hours per quarter, and 200 hours per year.
It is mandatory to provide 13th-month pay to employees in Mozambique.
|Income slab (in MZN)||Tax (in %)|
|0 MZN – 42,000 MZN||10%|
|42,001 MZN – 168,000 MZN||15%|
|168,001 MZN – 504,000 MZN||20%|
|504,001 MZN – 1,512,000 MZN||25%|
|More than 1,512,000 MZN||32%|
The standard rate of Value Added Tax in Mozambique is 17%.
Employees can terminate the employment contracts in the event of contract expiry, mutual agreement, denunciation by both parties, or cancellation by either party due to a justified cause.
The termination agreement must be published in writing and signed by both parties. The agreement must include the date of termination, severance pay (if necessary), and notice period. The employee must submit a request for contract termination seven days before their proposed termination date.
If employed for a year or more, employees in Mozambique must serve a notice period of 30 days.
The severance pay for fixed-term employees who are terminated before their contract ends but have completed their probationary period amounts to the regular pay between the date of termination and the date of contract expiration.
Employees with an indefinite contract are liable to severance pay depending on their wages:
|Wage of the employee||Severance pay|
|1 – 7 times the national minimum wage||30 days’ regular pay for each year of service|
|8 – 10 times the national minimum wage||15 days’ regular pay for each year of service|
|11 – 16 times the national minimum wage||10 days’ regular pay for each year of service|
|More than 16 times the national minimum wage||3 days’ regular pay for each year of service|
Foreign nationals willing to work in Mozambique require a work permit. The permit must be used within 60 days of issuance to ensure compliance.
To get a work visa, an employee must present the following documents:
As per the rules, the applicant must be present for the visa application. However, a foreigner’s employer can apply for the visa on their behalf when the employee is working on extractive industry projects.
The overtime pay varies according to the following table:
|Time of overtime work||Rate of pay|
|Until 8 PM||150% of the regular pay|
|8 PM – Start of the normal working hours of the following day||200% of the regular pay|
|Night work||125% of the regular pay|
The overtime pay for exceptional work amounts to 200% of the regular pay.