* Playroll continues to analyse immediate opportunities and fulfilled roles by recruitment partners, contractors and employers to identify in-demand jobs.

Capital City

Cape Verde Escudo (RD$)


CVT (GMT -1)

Employment Cost

Annual Leave

22 – 44 days

In-demand Specialties*
Education Professionals, Medical Professionals, Tourism Professionals

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring Employees in Cape Verde

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Key Considerations Before Hiring In Cape Verde

Employing in Cape Verde requires employers to own a legal entity in the country and manage payroll, tax, benefits and compliance through their own in-country resources. Grow your team in Cape Verde with our Employer of Record solution, ensuring streamlined, compliant business expansion with no entity.

Playroll allows you to hire employee's in Cape Verde quickly, easily and we even automate tax document collection, benefits, payroll and more.

Good To Know

Cape Verde's location in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of West Africa, provides a strategic gateway for businesses aiming to access both African and international markets.

While the official language is Portuguese, English is widely spoken, facilitating communication for businesses operating in English-speaking markets.

Cape Verde has a strong talent pool in technology, particularly in software development. The number of digital skills training programs has increased significantly in recent years, further strengthening the talent pool.

Cape Verde has implemented economic reforms to improve the business environment, including efforts to streamline processes and reduce bureaucratic hurdles.


Fundamental Aspects of Employment in Cape Verde

Probationary Period in Cape Verde

Working hours in Cape Verde

Overtime in Cape Verde

Navigating Key Aspects of Payroll in Cape Verde

Cape Verde has a robust and complex payroll and tax system, and as an employer, it pays to understand payroll process basics.

Fiscal Year in Cape Verde

Payroll Cycle in Cape Verde

Minimum Wage in Cape Verde

Minimum wages and salaries in Cape Verde

Bonus Payments in Cape Verde

Comprehensive Overview of Employment Taxes in Cape Verde

Understanding the tax obligations for both employers and employees is crucial when operating in Cape Verde's business landscape. This section explains how taxes and statutory fees affect payroll and individual earnings in Cape Verde.

Employer Tax Contributions

Employer payroll contributions are generally estimated at an additional on top of the employee salary in Cape Verde.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Employee Payroll Tax Contributions

In Cape Verde, the typical estimation for employee payroll contributions cost is around .

Tax Rate Tax Type

Individual Payroll Tax Contributions

Tax Rate Income Bracket

Pension in Cape Verde

The tax-related information provided in this guide is intended for general guidance and informational purposes only. Reach out to our dedicated team for insights on remote hiring in Cape Verde tailored to your needs.

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Understanding the Protocols for Termination of Employment in Cape Verde

When it comes to terminating employment in Cape Verde, understanding the legal obligations regarding severance pay and contributions is essential. Below is a detailed overview of the key considerations for both employers and employees.

Termination Process

Notice Period

Severance Pay

Annual Leave Entitlements and Company Policies in Cape Verde

The annual leave entitlement in Cape Verde is 22 – 44 days for a full time worker. These can include public holidays on top of that or within those days, which would otherwise be unpaid.

Public Holidays in Cape Verde

Holiday Date

Paid Time Off in Cape Verde

Maternity Leave in Cape Verde

Paternity Leave in Cape Verde

Sick Leave in Cape Verde

Parental Leave In Cape Verde

Cape Verde's Benefits Built Into Playroll

Competitive benefits package in Cape Verde

Playroll is committed to providing tailored, competitive benefits packages that are designed not only to attract but also retain top talent worldwide. Our global team of benefits experts build custom local packages to ensure your employees in Cape Verde's needs are met. Typically our packages contain some or all of the following benefits.

Health Insurance
Pension or 401k
Life and Disability Insurance
Vision Insurance
Dental Insurance
Discounts & Perks

Playroll Supplementary Benefits For Employment In Cape Verde

Make your benefits package in Cape Verde a talent magnet with Playroll's local plans. We offer benefits that are compliant, comprehensive, and flexible — all at competitive rates. Speak with our local territory experts to explore the localized benefits we can offer you, while you scale your team.

Statutory benefits for employment in Cape Verde

Playroll allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Cape Verde within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard. If you'd like specific information about our benefits packages in Cape Verde create an account or contact our global expansion team, today.

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Playroll's Expertise in Facilitating Work Visas for Cape Verde

At Playroll we're all about empowering employees to work anywhere, making mobility possible for global teams. We sponsor visas and hire the employee for you, so you don’t have to worry about payroll, taxes, and more.

It's important to note, visa support can be complicated. There are many variables that affect whether sponsorship is possible, including one’s nationality, education, marital status, and the immigration policy for the country in question.

Unfortunately, this means we can’t support visas everywhere - with that being said, we handle the entire visa process in-house, and dig into your situation to give you an overview of what to expect if we're able to help with visa sponsorship in Cape Verde.

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