List Of African Countries With Highest Minimum Wage

List Of African Countries With Highest Minimum Wage

  • Nigeria is missing from the list of 10 countries with the highest national minimum wage in Africa
  • Nigeria’s N30,000, which is equivalent to $77 per month minimum wage, is one of the lowest in the world
  • Seychelles, with a minimum wage of $465.4, ranks as the country with highest national minimum wage in Africa and 38th in the world

Legit.ng journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering metro and government policy

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has been battling with President Bola Tinubu-led federal government for a new national minimum wage.

The organised labour said a new minimum wage is necessary following the removal of fuel subsidies and the current economic hardship in the country.

African countries with highest minimum wage
Seychelles tops list of African countries with highest minimum wage Photo credit: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP
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While labour and the federal government are yet to agree on a new minimum for the country, below is a list of 10 African countries with the highest minimum wage, as reported by The Nation.

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10 African countries with highest minimum wage

1. Seychelles

Seychelles, with a minimum wage of $465.4, is ranked number in Africa and 38th in the world.

2. Libya

The North African country is the second-best country with a minimum wage of $321.83. Libya is ranked 45th in the world.

3. Morocco

Another North African country occupies the third position with a $314.7 minimum wage. Globally, Morocco is ranked 47th.

4. Gabon

Gabon, with $270.5 as minimum wage, occupies the fourth position in the list of African countries with the highest minimum wage. In the world, Gabon is ranked 50th.

5. Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea is the fifth African country with the highest minimum wage. The country's minimum wage is $211.54. The oil-producing country is ranked 58th in the world.

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6. Algeria

The North African country has a national minimum wage of $140.14 and is ranked the sixth best in Africa. Globally, Algeria is ranked 72nd.

7. Cape Verde

Cape Verde has the seventh-best national minimum wage in Africa with $139.46. Globally, Cape Verde is ranked 73rd

8. Kenya

The East African country known as a tourist destination in the continent has a national minimum wage of $130.57, making it 8th in Africa and 75th globally.

9. Mozambique

Mozambique’s national minimum wage is $113.8 and it occupies the ninth position in Africa. On the global stage, Mozambique is ranked 79th.

10. Lesotho

The land-locked country in Southern Africa completes the top ten list of African countries with the highest national minimum wage.

The country's minimum wage is $109.62. Lesotho is ranked 80th in the world.

List of countries with lowest minimum wage

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the minimum wage of workers around the world is an important issue that governments pay attention to in order to get maximum performance from their workers.

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Many economists view minimum wage as a key policy that impacts both employers and workers.

In the article, Legit.ng spotlighted list of countries with lowest minimum wage in the world.

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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining Legit.ng as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via adekunle.dada@corp.legit.ng.

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