Côte d'Ivoire
Hire Employees & Contractors

Côte d'Ivoire

Compliantly hire your distributed team members in

Côte d'Ivoire

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Hiring in

Côte d'Ivoire

isn't so simple. Borderless can help.

To hire new employees in

Côte d'Ivoire

, your business must have a local legal entity or an Employer of Record like Borderless in place already. Then there’s the management of local employment compliance, taxes, benefits, payroll, and more. Hiring contractors poses similar challenges.

Borderless handles all of that for you, so you can focus on getting to work with your new team member in

Côte d'Ivoire

while staying fully compliant with local laws and compliance.

Primary Language

54.61 (2021)


West African CFA franc (Fr, XOF)

Payroll Frequency


Public Holidays

16 days

Employer Taxes

14.45 - 18.45%

Cost of Living Index

54.61 (2021)

Statutory Leave

24 days

Sick Leave

5 days

Maternity Leave

14 weeks

Important: Risks of misclassification

In many countries like

Côte d'Ivoire

, the treatment of employees and contractors is different. If you misclassify a new team member, you could be subjected to penalties and fines. Let Borderless get this right for you, so you don’t have to worry.

Payment Information

Minimum Wage

There is no minimum wage in Ivory Coast. Rates are determined by the employer and through collective bargaining agreements.

Overtime Pay

The maximum number of overtime hours is 15 per week, or 3 hours per day.

The overtime rate is determined by the employer in the employment contract and may range from 15% to 100% of the employee's salary.

Additional Pay

There is no additional pay detail for Côte d'Ivoire.

Payroll Cycle

For all Borderless customers, payments will be made in monthly instalments by the last day of each month.

Employer Costs & Taxes

  • 5.75% - Social Security (Caisse Nationale de Prevoyance Sociale CNPS) - family allowance: monthly salary cap set at 70, 000 XOF per month
  • 1.00% - 5.00% - Social Security (CSS) - work injury and disability, with a monthly salary cap set at 70,000 XOF
  • 7.70% - Pension/Retirement Contribution - with a monthly salary cap set at 2,700,000 XOF

Employee Costs & Taxes

Salary Tax (IS)

(Applies to 80% of gross income, withheld by employers)

  • 1.5% - National contribution (CN)
  • 0% - Up to 600,000 XOF
  • 1.50% - From 600,000 XOF to 1,560,000 XOF
  • 5.00% - From 1,560,001 XOF to 2,400,000 XOF
  • 10.00% - Above 2,400,000 XOF

General Income Tax (IGR)

Progressive rate from 15% to 60%

Taxable base T = (Gross Income x 80% - (IS + CN)) x 85%

  • 0% - Up to 300,000 XOF
  • 10.00% - 300,001 XOF to 547,000 XOF
  • 15.00% - 547,001 XOF to 979,000 XOF
  • 20.00% - 979,001 XOF to 1,519,000 XOF
  • 25.00% - 1,519,001 XOF to 2,644,000 XOF
  • 35.00% - 2,644,001 XOF to 4,669,000 XOF
  • 45.00% - 4,669,001 XOF to 10,106,000 XOF
  • 60.00% - Over 10,106,000 XOF

Employment Information

Termination Process

Termination must be given in writing with just cause, and handed in person.

Notice period

The notice period varies depending on the occupation and salary, and is one to four months on average.

Probation Period

  • 8 days for daily or hourly paid employees
  • 1 month for monthly paid employees
  • 2 months for supervisors, technicians, and similar roles

Severance Details

Severance varies depending on the occupation and salary, and follows these rates: 

  • 30% of monthly salary per year - up to 5 years of service
  • 35% of monthly salary per year - up to 10 years of service
  • 40% of monthly salary per year - 10 or more years of service
Benefits of working in a country abroad

Borderless Benefits Packages in

Côte d'Ivoire

When the world is your competition, it pays to incentivize new hires and existing alike. Borderless benefits packages typically include:

Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Contributions

Learn how to hire quickly and easily in

Côte d'Ivoire

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