Kyrgyzstan landscape
Remote’s guide to employing in

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  • Capital City


  • Currency

    Kyrgyzstani som (С̲, KGS)

  • Languages

    Kyrgyz and Russian

  • Population size


  • Remote-Owned Local Entity

Services available in this country:
Employer of RecordContractor Management

Facts & Stats

Kyrgyzstan Map Illustration
  • Capital City


  • Currency

    Kyrgyzstani som (С̲, KGS)

  • Languages

    Kyrgyz and Russian

  • Population size


  • Ease of doing business


  • Cost of living index

    $ (2021)

  • Payroll frequency

    Bi-monthly or monthly

  • VAT - standard rate


  • GDP - real growth rate

    0.0% (2019)

Grow your team in Kyrgyzstan with Remote

Looking to employ workers in Kyrgyzstan? Companies hiring in [countryname] must either own a local legal entity or work with a global employment platform like Remote that can legally provide employment services in the country.

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.

Minimum wage

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

Sunday, January 1, 20231New Year's Day
Monday, January 2, 20232New Year Holiday
Saturday, January 7, 20233Orthodox Christmas Day
Monday, January 9, 20234Orthodox Christmas Holiday
Thursday, February 23, 20235Homeland Defender's Day
Wednesday, March 8, 20236International Women's Day
Tuesday, March 21, 20237People's Holiday of Nooruz
Friday, April 7, 20238People's April Revolution Day
Friday, April 21, 20239Orozo Ait
Monday, May 1, 202310Labour Day
Friday, May 5, 202311Constitution Day
Tuesday, May 9, 202312Victory Day
Wednesday, June 28, 202313Kurman Ait
Thursday, August 31, 202314Independence Day
Tuesday, November 7, 202315Days of History and Commemoration of Ancestors
Wednesday, November 8, 202316Days of History and Commemoration of Ancestors

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:

  • Health Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Mental Health Support

  • Flexible work schedule

  • Pension or 401(K)

  • Life and Disability Insurance

  • Other Insurance

Taxes in Kyrgyzstan

Learn how employment taxes and statutory fees affect your payroll and your employees’ paychecks in Kyrgyzstan.

  • 2.25%

    Social contributions (i.e., 2% to the obligatory social security fund & 0.25% to employees’ health fund)

  • 15%

    Pension contributions

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.

Employment termination

Termination process

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.

Notice period

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.

Severance pay

Employees who’re dismissed unfairly are entitled to a severance package of up to 12 months’ wages paid at once.

Probation periods

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.