Timor-Leste, or East Timor, is a Southeast Asian country with a GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of USD 1.9 million and a GDP growth rate of 4.4%. The country has a mixed economy, which implies that the government primarily controls the economy and offers limited private freedom. The country stands 181 in the Ease of Doing Business Index conducted by the World Bank.
Dili, Maliana, Suai
The table below mentions the universities in Timor Leste with ranks:
World : 10996
World : 13052
World : 13053
World : 13103
World : 13379
Some common jobs in Timor Leste with average monthly salary are:
|Job Title||Average Monthly Salary (in USD)|
|Financial Manager||4,220 USD|
|Country Manager||3,930 USD|
|Financial Analyst||2,640 USD|
|Business Analyst||2,620 USD|
|Project Manager||2,340 USD|
Timor-Leste follows a monthly payroll cycle.
The minimum wage in Timor-Leste is USD 115 per month.
The standard working hours in Timor-Leste are 8 hours per day and 44 hours per week. If an employer requires their staff to work overtime, they must compensate the employees at 150% of their regular hourly wage.
The Labour Code of Timor-Leste does not mandate employers to pay 13th-month pay to their employees.
|Taxable income from||Tax rate|
|Wages (for residents)||Up to USD 500 per month||0%|
|More than USD 500 per month||10%|
|Wages (for non-residents)||10%|
|Other than wages (for residents)||Up to USD 6,000 per year||0%|
|More than USD 6,000 per year||10%|
|Other than wages (for non-residents)||10%|
Timor-Leste does not have any standard Value-Added Tax policy.
An employer in Timor-Leste needs a valid reason to terminate an employment contract legally. In case of misconduct at the workplace, the employee can be terminated without compensation. Furthermore, termination due to unsatisfactory performance requires the employer to give at least 3 warnings (in both written and verbal forms). The employer must provide a written notice of termination to the employee.
The notice period in Timor-Leste varies as per the following table:
|Length of service||Notice period|
|3 – 6 months||10 days|
|6 – 12 months||15 days|
|1 year or more||30 days|
Any foreigner who wants to work at Timor-Leste must get a valid work permit before their first day of work. The permit is valid for a maximum of one year and employees can request multiple entries. The employee must visit an Embassy or Consulate of Timor-Leste in their home country, or ask their employer to contact the Department of Consular Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dili, Timor-Leste.
The standard working hours in Timor-Leste are 8 hours per day and 44 hours per week. If an employer requires their staff to work overtime, they must compensate the employees at 150% of their regular hourly wage. Working on a public holiday or a rest day requires the employer to compensate at 200% of the employee’s regular hourly wage. In any case, the combined total of normal and overtime duration must not exceed 12 hours.