Remote’s guide to employing in

Kosovo
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With localized contracts, easy invoice management, and best-in-class compliance, you can grow your team in Kosovo with confidence. Currently, you can hire and manage contractors in Kosovo through Remote, but our EOR services are not yet live.

Services available in this country:
Contractor Management
  • Capital City

    Pristina

  • Currency

    Euro (€, EUR)

  • Languages

    Albanian and Serbian

  • Population size

    1,761,985

Services available in this country:
Contractor Management

Facts & Stats

Kosovo
  • Capital City

    Pristina

  • Currency

    Euro (€, EUR)

  • Languages

    Albanian and Serbian

  • Population size

    1,761,985

  • Ease of doing business

    Easy

  • Cost of living index

    31.2 (2024)

  • Payroll frequency

    Monthly

  • VAT - standard rate

    18%

  • GDP - real growth rate

    3.9%

Despite its relative youth, Kosovo’s fledgling economy accelerated between 2017 and 2020. Post-pandemic, there has been particular growth in the country’s agricultural and mining sectors, as well as its fast-growing tech sector, making it an increasingly attractive proposition for many global businesses.


Grow your team in Kosovo with Remote

Remote enables you to pay and manage independent contractors in Kosovo. 

We are working to provide more employment solutions for you in Kosovo, but our employer of record (EOR) service is not yet available here. To hire employees in this country, your company must own a legal entity or establish a subsidiary here.

In the countries where we do offer our EOR services, you do not need to establish a foreign entity to hire employees there. We take on the responsibility of navigating all the compliance requirements, so you can focus on finding the best global talent.

Risks of misclassification

Kosovo, like many other countries, treats self-employed individuals or contractors and full-time employees differently. Misclassification of contractors in Kosovo may lead to fines and penalties for the offending company.

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Employing in Kosovo

Kosovo’s employment regulations are laid out in the country’s Labor Law.

Like much of Europe, typical working hours are considered to be eight hours per day or 40 hours per week.

Minimum wage

The minimum wage in Kosovo is €170 per month for employees aged between 35 and 65, and €130 for those under 35.This is subject to a yearly change.


12 Public holidays

Jan
Monday, January 1, 20241First Day of New Year's (Dita e Parë e Vitit të Ri)
Tuesday, January 2, 20242Second Day of New Year's (Dita e Dytë e Vitit të Ri)
Sunday, January 7, 20243Orthodox Christmas (Krishtlindjet Ortodokse)
Feb
Saturday, February 17, 20244Kosovo Independence Day (Dita e Pavarësisë së Kosovës)
Mar
Sunday, March 31, 20245Easter Monday (Pashkët Katolike)
Apr
Tuesday, April 9, 20246Constitution Day (Dita e Kushtetutës së Kosovës)
Wednesday, April 10, 20247Eid al-Fitr (Fiter Bajrami)
May
Wednesday, May 1, 20248Labor Day (Dita Ndërkombëtare e Punës)
Sunday, May 5, 20249Orthodox Easter (Pashkët Ortodokse)
Thursday, May 9, 202410Europe Day (Dita e Evropës)
Jun
Sunday, June 16, 202411Eid al-Adha (Kurban Bajrami)
Dec
Wednesday, December 25, 202412Christmas Day (Krishtlindjet Katolike)

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Competitive benefits package in Kosovo

At Remote, we want to help you craft the best possible employee experience for all your team members. We’re leading the way in practicing “fair equity”, which means making sure employees everywhere have access to both the required and supplemental benefits they need to thrive — and which allow you to attract the best local talent.

Our benefits packages for all countries are tailored to fulfill the local needs of your employees. Typically, our packages include some or all of the following benefits:

  • Health Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Mental Health Support

  • Pension or 401(K)

  • Life and Disability Insurance

Fair Pricing in Kosovo

Contractor Management

Compliantly onboard and pay contractors

$29

per contractor/month

Top features

  • Only pay for contractors you actively work with

  • Work with contractors in 200+ countries

  • Create, edit, and sign tailored, localized contracts

  • Approve contractor invoices with one click or auto-pay

  • Transparent payments with complete visibility

Payroll

Consolidate your multi-country payroll

$50

per employee/month

Top features

  • Reduce costs by centralizing payroll management

  • Ensure local compliance for every country

  • Direct support from in-house local payroll experts

  • Accurate, on-time, compliant payroll to level-up your employee experience

  • Tax and labor authority reporting handled for you

HR Management

Manage all of your employees in one place

Free

Top features

  • Guided onboarding and offboarding

  • Employee profile and document management

  • Time and attendance (time off and tracking)

  • Expense management and reimbursement

  • Employee self-serve on the platform and mobile app