Working in Cape Verde

There are currently very few job opportunities in Cape Verde. The health, education and tourism sectors may provide some opportunities. however pay is very poor unless you are working for european employers.

However, you will need to learn Portuguese to take advantage of any openings here. English is not spoken widely and most employers require that you speak Portuguese fluently.

In my opinion, the best way to find a job here is to start your own business. But you will need help to navigate the business start-up process in Cape Verde.

Finally, you should be aware that you cannot just come to Cape Verde to “find a job”. It does not work like that. You will need to be invited by an employer first. You will need a work permit and a resident visa which are not easy to obtain. If you come with money to invest, it is easier to receive the necessary visas that will allow you to stay.

general wages for a cape verdean is no more than €250 a month making it hard to live and support yourself in accommodation unless you share with others.