Last Update by Katie, 06 Jun 2024

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Exchange Rate

13 Jun 2024


Cost of Living

Indicative value for a working adult in a city: Algiers

Publicly available data (Numbeo, etc..), verified by Marco’s in-country staff

Living Requirement Indicative Amount (DZD)
McDonalds Set Meal 550
Monthly Train and Bus Tickets 1350
3 Bedrooms Rental (City Center) 47,200
3 Bedrooms Rental (Outskirt) 31,000

Current Inflation Rate



Minimum Wages

  • 20,000 DZD per month

Median Salary

Estimated based on general positions such as HR, Accounting, Admin roles, in tier one cities.

Job Level Monthly Salary (DZD)
Fresh Graduate
5 Years
Experienced & Managerial Level
10 Years
Specialized & Senior-Level
15 Years

Annual Salary Growth


Statutory Contribution

The Fiscal year runs from 1st of January to 31st of December.

Country Level

Type Employer Rates Employee Rates Notes
Social Security Fund (CNaPS) 26%
Monthly threshold capped at 30,000 DZD
Monthly threshold capped at 18,000 DZD
All Staff
National Pension Fund (CNAPS) - 1%
Monthly threshold capped at 18,000 DZD
All Staff
National Health Insurance Fund (CNAM) 3% 1% All Staff
National Employment and Vocational Training Fund (FNEF) 2%
(1% vocational training tax, 1% apprenticeship tax)
Monthly threshold 30,000 DZD
- Staff in private/ public sectors

Other Benefit

Other common employment benefits in Algeria include:

  • Additional health insurance: Around 60 USD (from international providers)

Income Tax


  • Tax period: 1st January - 31st December
    Filing Due Date: 30th April
    Residents are taxed on worldwide income from any source

Country Level

Taxable Income Rate
Up to 240,000 DZN 0%
240.001 - 480.000 DZN 23%
480.001 - 960.001 DZN 27%
960.001 - 1.920.000 DZN 30%
1.920.001 - 3.840.000 DZN 33%
Over 3.840.001 DZN 35%


  • Non-Residents are taxed only on income sourced in Algeria.

Working Hours


40 hours
8 hours, 5 days per week

Typical practice

40 hours
Sunday - Thursday (weekends are Friday and Saturday)


Overtime starts from the 41st hour of work and cannot exceed 8 hours weekly.

  • Paid at 50% for normal rate of pay

Employment Contract


Contracts can be verbal or written


Typically, between 1 - 6 months depending on the role

  • Highly skilled employees: Up to 12 months probation


  • During probation:
    - Termination at any time by either party without compensation or notice
  • Notice after probation:
    - Notice equal to probationary plus 5 days for each year worked, up to a maximum of 30 days
  • Severance:
    Pay equal to 15 days for every year, starting from the after the second year, capped at 3 months' pay.

Public Holiday

12 days

Country Level

Date Name
01 Jan New Year's Day
12 Jan Amazigh New Year's Day
10 Apr - 11 Apr Eid al Fitr
01 May Labor Day
16 Jun - 17 Jun Eid al-Adha
05 Jul Independence Day
07 Jul Islamic New Year
16 Jul Ashura
15 Sep Birth of the Prophet
01 Nov Revolution Day


Leave Type Entitlement Notes
Annual Leave 30 days per year
40 days per year
All Staff
Staff in Southern provinces
Sick leave Day 0-15 paid at half salary
16th day onwards: paid at full salary (Including hospitalisation)
All Staff
Maternity Leave 14 weeks Expectant mothers
Paternity Leave 3 working days Expectant fathers
Bereavement Leave 3 working days All Staff


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