Facts & Stats
- Capital City
Angolan kwanza (Kz, AOA)
- Population size
- Ease of doing business
- Cost of living index
- Payroll frequency
- VAT - standard rate
- GDP - real growth rate
The Republic of Angola (República de Angola) is Africa’s seventh-largest nation situated just off the west coast of Southern Africa. Angola enjoys great biological and geographical diversity with an abundance of pristine beaches, tropical rainforests, majestic deserts, and little rivers coursing the length and breadth of the country.
Since the nation struck oil in 1955, economic growth has been rapid, driving gains in infrastructure, health, and education, and propelling Angola to the level of a growing superpower on the African continent.
While human development still has a long way to go, Angola holds promise for businesses looking to expand their footprint to tap into a growing market of highly-qualified professionals.
More and more multinational companies are moving into the country (particularly in the resources sector), bringing a steady stream of expats. With exposure to these global companies, local Angolan talent are beginning to build strong English fluency.
Grow your team in Angola with Remote
You can pay contractors now in Angola with Remote in some currencies (talk to an expert now for full details).
Note that we are busy building our own entity in Angola to provide you with the best possible employment solutions for your employees, but our employer of record service is not yet live in this country.
To employ in Angola, companies must own a local legal entity in the country or work with a global employment solution. Developing the processes required to manage payroll, benefits, taxes, and onboarding in countries like Angola can get complicated fast, especially without localized expertise.
If you're looking to start hiring in a country like this, partnering with a global employment solution like Remote makes it easy for your company to employ workers quickly, cost-effectively, and in full compliance with all local legislation.
In the countries where we do offer our EOR services, Remote takes on the responsibility and legal risks of international employment so you can focus on hiring great talent and growing your business.
Risks of misclassification
Angola, like many other countries, treats self-employed individuals or contractors and full-time employees differently. Misclassification of contractors in Angola may lead to fines and penalties for the offending company.
Employing in Angola
Provisions for employee protections and workers’ rights are spelled out across a number of government statutes, especially the General Labour Law of 2000 (Lei Geral do Trabalho) .
Employees in Angola enjoy protections against discrimination based on age, religion, gender expression, and race.
Common questions that could come up during the hiring process include the minimum wage, overtime rates, and guaranteed paid time off. Remote can help you offer a complete, competitive, and compliant benefits package to your employees in Angola.
The minimum wage is fixed depending on an employees industry:
Agriculture: 21,454.00 AOA ($35.93)
Transport, services, and manufacturing: 26,817.00 AOA ($44.91)
Extractive industry and trade: 32,181.00 AOA ($53.90)
Competitive benefits package in Angola
At Remote, we’re obsessed with helping you craft the best possible employee experience for your team. We are leading the way in practicing “fair equity”, which means making sure employees everywhere have access to both the required and supplemental benefits they need to thrive (and that will allow you to attract the best local talent).
We are still busy building our own entity in Angola, but our benefits packages for all countries are tailored to fulfill the local needs of your employees. Typically, our packages contain some or all of the following benefits:
Mental Health Support
Pension or 401(K)
Life and Disability Insurance
Taxes in Angola
Learn how employment taxes and statutory fees affect your payroll and your employees’ paychecks in Angola.
Types of leave
Employees are entitled to 22 days of fully paid annual leave. In addition to full pay for three weeks, employees are entitled to a vacation bonus equivalent to 50% of their monthly pay.
Female employees with children aged below 14 earn an additional day off for each of their children.
Employers who’re laying off less than five employees must notify the appropriate labor representative before letting them go, while employers must receive approval from the Ministry of Labour before laying off five or more employees.
Notice periods in Angola range from 30 days for general employees to 60 days for technicians and executives.
Employees are entitled to a month’s salary for every year worked until the fifth year, and half a month’s pay for each subsequent year.
There’s no fixed probation period but it’s typically around two months.