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capital city
Angola
currency
Angolan kwanza (Kz, AOA)
language spoken
Portuguese
payroll frequency
Weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly
employer taxes
11%
vat - standard rate
11%
cost of living index
787,987 Kz
gdp - real growth rate
-4.0% (2020)
termination process
Varies
employee protections
Moderate
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Overview

Angola's financial freedom score is 52.6, ranking it at 139 in the 2022 Index. Angola is categorized as the 29th of 47 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, it has a general score lower than the zonal standards. From 2017, the country's financial growth slowed rose in 2019, fell in 2020, and recovered in 2021. Angola's judicial freedom and property rights have risen, raising its financial freedom by 4.1 points over the last five years. Government spending and tax burden are strong, the country has two preferential trade agreements in effect and has a 7.5 % tariff rate. 

Public Holidays

1 January- New Year's Day

4 February- Liberation Movement Day

28 February- Carnival

8 March- International Women's Day

23 March- Day of the Liberation of Southern Africa

4 April- Peace Day

15 April- Good Friday

2 May- Labour Day

17 September- National Heroes' Day (in Angola)

2 November- All Souls Day

11 November- Independence Day (of Angola)

24 December- Christmas Eve

26 December- Christmas Day

31 December- New Year's Eve

Minimum wage

Angola's monthly minimum pay rates are:

Extractive Industry and Trade – AOA 32,181.00

Agriculture – AOA 21,454.00

Transport, services, and manufacturing – AOA 26,817.00

Payroll cycle

The payroll in Angola is done monthly, weekly, and bi-weekly.

Taxation

Progressive Income Tax

Income Payable Tax (AOA)
Up to 70,000 AOA Exempt
AOA 70,001 - AOA 100,000 3,000 + 10%
AOA 100,001 - AOA 150,000 6,000 + 13%
AOA 150,001 - AOA 150,000 12,500 + 16%
AOA 200,001 - AOA 300,000 31,250 + 18%
AOA 300,001 - AOA 500,000 49,250 + 19%
AOA 500,001 - AOA 1,000,000 87,250 + 20%
AOA 1,000,001 - AOA 1,500,000 187,250 + 21%
AOA 1,500,001 - AOA 2,000,000 292,250 + 22%
AOA 2,000,001 - AOA 2,500,000 402,250 + 23%
AOA 2,500,001 - AOA 5,000,000 517,250 + 24%
AOA 5,000,001 - AOA 1,500,000 1,117,250 + 24.5%
More than AOA 10,000,001 2,342,250 + 25%

Leaves

Annual leave

A full-time worker's annual leave obligation is 22 days. Workers who are parents are eligible for an extra leave day per year for 14 years from birth.

Maternity Leave

Females employees are allowed nine-month maternity leave and can receive four-week pay pre-birth, and a five-week paid leave. A mother is eligible for an extension of the four weeks in the event of multiple births.

Paternity Leave

There are no mandatory paternity leave guidelines in Angola.

Sick Leave

Employees are eligible for infinite sick leave but for legibility, an employee must present with the healthcare provider's certificate. Middle-level and top-level enterprises need to compensate the medical leave at:

  • First two months - 100% of pay salary.
  • Three-12 months - 50% of pay.

Termination process

A company may terminate an agreement without valid reasons, but the worker is eligible for mandatory compensation under the law. Settlement is not allowed if an employee is involved in criminal activities or misconduct. 

There are several parties protected against termination:

  • Union representatives
  • Females employees on maternity leave.
  • Disabled employees
  • War veterans.
  • Under-aged children.

Notice Period

. Angola's notice periods are:

  • For fixed-term employment contracts - two weeks' prior written notice before their termination.
  • For collective termination - 60-days notice.
  • For termination due to objective causes - a 30-day notice duration.

Severance

Workers are not eligible for any severance pay in Angola.

Probationary Period

Angola's probation period is up to 60 days for infinite job contracts. 

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