☑️ The Basics


Currency: Egyptian pound (Rate)

Public Holidays: Up to 16 public holidays (see here)

Employer Taxes: 27% of gross salary

Official Language: Modern Standard Arabic

Payroll frequency: Monthly

Three things to know about employing in Egypt


  1. If imposed, non-compete agreements in Egypt are usually for a period of one year. There is no statutory provision requiring the employer to pay any financial compensation to the employee for maintaining a noncompete clause.
  2. Employees do not get paid vacation leave until they have completed six months of service. For emergencies, employees are entitled to casual leave, which must not exceed six days per year and is deducted from their annual leave.
  3. To be eligible for paid maternity leave, an employee must have worked with their employer for at least the last ten months.

Employment in Egypt


Notice Period

The notice period depends on the length of the employee's service:

Termination & Severance

It is difficult for employers to terminate an employment contract before the end of the contract. This is considered wrongful termination unless any of the reasons below are met:

For termination without a justified cause, there are two scenarios:

Probationary period

Three months

Minimum Wage

2,000 EGP per month

IP protection and non-compete agreements

Non-compete agreements must be reasonable and limited in its geographic scope and duration. Such agreements in Egypt are typically for a period of one year.

There is no statutory provision requiring the employer to pay any financial compensation to the employee for maintaining a noncompete clause.

Working Hours

Eight hours per day, 48 hours per week.