Democratic Republic of the Congo
DR Congo

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93.4 MILLION

total population in 2021

52 USD Billion

expected GDP in 2023

The Democratic Republic of Congo is predicted to be one of Africa's booming economies in the future. The nation's GDP is projected to trend around 51.20 USD Billion in 2022 with a growth rate estimated at 7% to 8%. Mining and forestry are the primary industries of the country. This French-speaking African nation attracts foreign investors in telecommunications, petroleum, agro-business, and technology. Therefore, the government plans to enhance its infrastructure to help international companies.

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS:10 Days

  • New Year’s Day – January 1
  • Commemoration of the Martyrs of Independence – January 4
  • National Heroes Day (Laurent-Désiré Kabila) -January 16 
  • National Heroes Day (Patrice Lumumba) – January 17
  • Labor Day  – May 1
  • Liberation Day – May 17
  • Independence Day – June 30
  • Parents Day – August 1
  • Army Day – November 17
  • Christmas Day – December 25

 

SOCIAL SECURITY AND TAXATION

Institut National de Sécurité Sociale  (INSS)

  • Employer Contribution: 5 – 6.5% 
  • Employee Contribution 1.5-5%

Institut National de Préparation Professionnelle (INPP)

  • Employer Contribution: 1-3%

Office National de l’Emploi (ONEM)

  • Employer Contribution: 0.2%

Income Tax Rates

3%-30%

MINIMUM WAGE

1,680 Congolese francs per day

WORK HOURS

40 hours per week (2-hour break daily)

OVERTIME RATE

130- 160% of the normal rate

PROBATIONARY PERIOD

6 months

ANNUAL LEAVE CREDITS

12-26 days

MATERNITY LEAVE

98 days

PATERNITY LEAVE

2 days (paid)

SICK LEAVE

not required but common

BONUSES

not required (upon the discretion of the employer)

*Info is not binding, may vary, and is provided only as an indication.

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