Facts & Stats
- Capital City
Kyrgyzstani som (С̲, KGS)
Kyrgyz and Russian
- Population size
- Ease of doing business
- Cost of living index
- Payroll frequency
Bi-monthly or monthly
- VAT - standard rate
- GDP - real growth rate
Grow your team in Kyrgyzstan with Remote
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Remote can employ team members in Kyrgyzstan and keep you compliant at all times. Remote can hire, onboard, and pay your Kyrgyzstan team so you don't have to set up local HR services in the region. Remote also makes it easy to pay contractors in Kyrgyzstan. Sign up now to get started or talk to an expert for more details.
Risks of misclassification
Kyrgyzstan, like many other countries, treats self-employed individuals or contractors and full-time employees differently. Misclassification of contractors in Kyrgyzstan may lead to fines and penalties for the offending company.
Employing in Kyrgyzstan
The Labor Code of the Kyrgyz Republic (enacted 2004) spells out provisions for employee protections and workers’ rights for Kyrgyzstan’s workforce of 2.4 million.
Employees in Kyrgyzstan enjoy protections against discrimination based on age, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, and race.
Common questions that could come up during the hiring process include minimum wage, overtime rates, and guaranteed paid time off. Remote can help you offer a complete, competitive, and compliant benefits package to your employees in Kyrgyzstan.
The Kyrgyz minimum wage is fixed at 1970 Kyrgyzstani som ($19.15) per month but is largely applied on a nominal basis.
16 Public holidays
Competitive benefits package in Kyrgyzstan
At Remote, we’re passionate about helping you craft the best possible employee experience for your team. We are leading the way in developing globally competitive benefits programs. This means making sure employees everywhere have access to both the required and supplemental benefits they need to thrive, and your company has the localized expertise to needed attract and keep the best global talent.
Our benefits packages in Kyrgyzstan are tailored to fulfill the local needs of employees. Typically, our packages contain some or all of the following benefits:
Mental Health Support
Flexible work schedule
Pension or 401(K)
Life and Disability Insurance
Taxes in Kyrgyzstan
Learn how employment taxes and statutory fees affect your payroll and your employees’ paychecks in Kyrgyzstan.
Social contributions (i.e., 2% to the obligatory social security fund & 0.25% to employees’ health fund)
Types of leave
Employees are entitled to four weeks of paid leave annually, which can either be taken at a stretch, or split into two instances of two weeks each.
Employee contracts can be terminated by either party, provided just cause is established, such as dishonesty, negligence, fraud, or any other work-related offences. That aside, notice should be provided in advance – provided both parties agree to it.
Employers are required to provide a written notice at least a month before an employee is let go, or just two weeks prior, if the employee is being let go for insufficient qualifications or health reasons.
Employees who’re dismissed unfairly are entitled to a severance package of up to 12 months’ wages paid at once.
Probation periods in Kyrgyzstan can last up to three months for general employees, or up to six months, for managerial positions. During this period, either party can terminate the arrangement by providing written notice three days’ prior.