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The Nepal Labour Act 2048 (1992) protects Nepal labour. Due to geographical reasons, Nepal has a great number of manual labour (including national and migrant labour) which has been supporting the economic growth of the country.


Labour Rate(s) Overview


(Local Currency & US$)

Rate as of Year/Month

Daily General Worker (Unskilled casual labour)

400.00 / 3.719

Rate as of 01 September

Daily General Worker (Semi-skilled labour)



Skilled Worker

600.00 / 5.579

Rate as of 01 September



For more information on manual labour rates in Nepal, please see the following links / attachments:

District Rate Analysis--Nepali

Government of Nepal Manual Labour Rates Western Region

Labour Cost in Central Region--Nepali

IOM Nepal Labor Market Update 2014

Manual Labour Costs 

Nepal Manual Labour Costs

Nepal Trade Union Congress