Here is the list of Lowest Minimum Wage in Africa. We have carefully ranked these countries according to their minimum wage rate in Africa.
Minimum wage simply refers to the lowest amount received by an employee. Or, the lowest amount paid by an employer to its employee. Africa has seen some of the lowest minimum wages when compared to other continents. Some countries have in recent time improved their minimum wage like Libya. Nigeria has announced the increase in minimum wage recently but is yet to fully implement which may not take long. Some countries share similar minimum wage mostly Francophone countries.
Here, we provide you with the ten countries with the lowest minimum wage in Africa.
S/N Country Currency Minimum Wage Dollar Exchange
1 Ethiopia CFA Franc 129,035 $14.44
2 Tanzania Tanzanian Shilling 40,000 $17
3 Eritrea Eritrean Nakfa 360 $24.3
4 Malawi Kwacha MK 20,631 $28.69
5 Liberia Liberian Dollars 5,600 $29.48
6 Gambia Dalasi 1,500 $30.15
7 DR Congo Congolese Franc 50,400 $30.44
8 Guinea Bissau CFA Franc 19,000 $32.26
9 Uganda Ugandan Shilling 130,000 $34.59
10 Sao Tome and Principe Dobras 750,000 $35.01
That has been the top ten lowest minimum wage in Africa as at the time of writing this post. Minimum wage has never been the same for a very long time as most countries review it periodically.
Libya and South-Africa are currently enjoying the top spot in the highest minimum wage category. However, most countries in the do not have a minimum wage at all. This puts a big question as to how the working condition has been in such countries. It may be good mostly for people employed by big firms but the opposite may as well be the case for other smaller countries.
As seen in the chart above, Ethiopia is the poorest in terms of minimum wage. That simply leaves you wondering what the survival is like in the country. However, we hope this would be reviewed as soon as possible.