Benin

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Overview  Angola is a Portuguese-speaking country in the Southern part of Africa. Mastering Portuguese represents a serious asset if you think of moving and settling here. Expats looking for work can benefit of the fast economic growth the country has recently experienced, based on oil revenues and foreign investments. Most job offers are available among multinational companies settled in Angola.
VISA Info All african countries, along with Hong Kong and Haiti can visit Benin without a visa for up to 90 days. Nationals from China traveling on duty for a maximum stay of 90 days without VISA
Work Permit Expats wanting to work in Benin will need a permit in order to do so. All permits for working in Benin must be applied for before moving to the country, as they will need to be applied for through your local embassy or consulate in your home country. In addition, you may also find the application process easier if you have already secured work in Benin, as your prospective employer will then be able to sponsor your application, increasing the likelihood of your permit being granted. For more information about applying for permits for working in Benin, expatriates are advised to contact their local embassy or consulate, or to consult with their prospective employer.
Tax & Social Security

Benin has a progressive income taxation system, which means that your total earnings for the fiscal year will determine how much income tax you will be required to pay. The income tax rates for expatriates working in Benin are as follows:

Less than 50,000 XOF — 0%
50,001–130,000 XOF — 10%
130,001–280,000 XOF — 15%
280,001–530,000 XOF — 20%
More than 530,000 XOF — 35%

Living in  …..
Climate Benin’s climate is hot and humid and the country has 2 dry and 2 rainy seasons
Things to do Visit the Royal Palaces of Abomey
Food to try Aloka
Massa
Locals Attitude Friendly
Transport If you are traveling to a remote rural location, a 4x4 is a must as the roads can be treacherous
Where Expats hang out Main in Cotonou

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