North Macedonia

Last Update by Katie, 10 Jun 2024

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Exchange Rate

13 Jun 2024


Cost of Living

Indicative value for a working adult in a city: Skopje

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

Living Requirement Indicative Amount (MKD)
McDonalds Set Meal 300
Monthly Train and Bus Tickets 1,475
3 Bedrooms Rental (City Center) 31,782
3 Bedrooms Rental (Outskirt) 21,920

Current Inflation Rate



Minimum Wages

  • 22,500 MKD per month as of March 2024

Median Salary

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

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

Annual Salary Growth


Statutory Contribution

The highest base for monthly payment of social security contributions is 16 times the average salary paid in North Macedonia
No social contributions due on the difference above this threshold

Country Level

Type Employer Rates Employee Rates Notes
Pension and Disability Insurance (PDIF) - 18.8%
on 50% average monthly salary
All staff
Health Insurance (FZOM) - 7.5%
on 50% average monthly salary
All staff
Employment Insurance (AVRM) - 1.2%
on 50% average monthly salary
All staff
Additional Health Insurance - 0.5%
on 50% average monthly salary
All staff

Other Benefit

Other common employment benefits in North Macedonia include:

  • 13 month salary paid at the end of the year
  • Additional international medical Insurance: Around 150 USD per month

Income Tax


  • Tax Period: 1st January - 31st December
    Filing Due Date: 15th march following year
  • Residents are taxed on worldwide income at a flat tax rate of 10%


  • Non-Residents are taxed only on income generated in North Macedonia.

Working Hours


40 hours
8 hours a day, 5 days a week

Typical practice

40 hours
Monday to Friday


Overtime work may not exceed 8 hours weekly and 190 hours a year

  • Normal overtime: Paid at 135% of normal rate
  • Work on a weekly rest days: Paid at 150% of normal rate

Employment Contract


Must be in writing


Through mutual agreement and cannot exceed 6 months


  • Resignation: 1 months' notice
    Termination for a justified reason: 1 month but can be negotiated up to 3 months
  • The employer is obliged to pay severance
    - Up to 5 years of employment, 1 monthly net salary.
    - 5 -10 years' service: 2.5 times the monthly net salary
    - 10 -15 years' service, 3.5 times the monthly net salary
    - 15 - 20 years' service, 4.5 times the monthly net salary.
    - 20 - 25 years' service, 6 times the monthly net salary
    - + 25 years' service, 7 times the monthly net salary.

Public Holiday

11 days

Country Level

Date Name
01 Jan New Year's Day
07 Jan - 08 Jan Orthodox Christmas Day
10 Apr Ramazan Bajram
01 May Labor Day
06 May Orthodox Easter Monday
24 May Saints Cyril and Methodius Day
02 Aug Ilinden Day
08 Sep - 09 Sep Independence Day
11 Oct Revolution Day
23 Oct Day of the Macedonian Revolutionary Struggle
08 Dec - 09 Dec Saint Clement of Ohrid Day


Leave Type Entitlement Notes
Annual Leave 20 working days
21 working days
22 working days
23 working days
24 working days
25 working days
26 working days
All staff with up to 5 years' service
10 years' service
15 years' service
20 years' service
25 years' service
30 years' service
Over 30 years' service
Sick Leave Up to 30 days All staff
Maternity Leave 9 months- single birth
15 months - multiple births
28 days taken before child birth
All Expectant mothers
Paternity Leave 7 working days All Expectant fathers
Bereavement Leave 7 working days All staff with death of a close family member


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