Minimum Wage – Rwanda

  • Valid on june 2020
  • The amounts are in Rwanda Franc.

Per day
National Minimum Wage
Per month, as calculated by RWF2,598 Minimum wage with effect from January 1, 1974 Minimum Wages - last checked - 10/23/18

Working hours

  • Days per week specified: 6.0
  • Hours per week specified: 45
  • In accordance with article 49 of the Labour Code, the usual working hours are 45 hours per week.


Rwanda has a government-mandated minimum wage. No worker in Rwanda can be paid less then this mandatory minimum rate of pay.
Employers in Rwanda who fail to pay the Minimum Wage may be subject to punishment by the government of Rwanda.

Wages per month are calculated as 4.33 times if a weekly wage is defined. It is calculated as 4.33 times the standard hours per week if an hourly wage is given.


Officially there is no minimum wage in Rwanda. However, in most cases it is the minimum wage contained in the 1974, 1973 or 1972 Labour Law which is being used. Since then, the minimum wage in Rwanda has been RwF 100.

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