The Gambia is an overall cost effective location when compared with competitor countries.
The Gambia Provides a Variety of Cost Effective Labor
For many decades, businesses have benefitted from The Gambia’s abundant semi-skilled and unskilled labor force. In recent years, businesses have also benefitted from a growing pool of educated and highly-skilled labor. Wages for many professions in The Gambia are also substantially lower than in many other West African countries.
Estimated population of working age in The Gambia
are of the ages 15-35 years
are between the ages 36-64 years
in secondary education
in tertiary education
At present, the minimum daily wage rate is $1.50 with average wages between $2.50 and $4 per day.
1: Gambia Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey, 2018.
2: UNESCO, Institute for Statistics, 2021.
Over 6,000 students are currently enrolled in Bachelors, Masters or Phd programs at the University of The Gambia, the country's leading university
Graduates Study a Variety of Programs Across 9 Schools Within the University of The Gambia:
- Business and Public Administration
- Arts and Sciences
- Information and Communication Technology (Ict)
- Environmental Science
- Engineering and Architecture
- Medicine and Allied Health Sciences
- Journalism and Digital Media
In 2019 the Number of University Graduates Increased by 20%
The Gambia provides cost-effective labor across key job functions
THE GAMBIA IS ALSO A COST EFFECTIVE LOCATION FOR WATER AND GAS UTILITIES