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  • Availability

    Remote-Owned Local Entity

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  • Capital city


  • Currency

    Kyrgyzstani som
    (С̲, KGS)

  • Languages spoken

    Kyrgyz, Russian

  • Services available

    Services available:

Facts & Stats

  • Capital city


  • Currency

    Kyrgyzstani som
    (С̲, KGS)

  • Languages spoken

    Kyrgyz, Russian

  • Population size

    6,586,600 (2020)

  • 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 Kyrgyzstan must either own a legal entity in the country or work with a global employment solutions provider, usually one that provides employer of record services. 

Remote can employ your team in Kyrgyzstan on your behalf through our local legal entity in the country and handle payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance for your Argentina team. You can also pay contractors now in Kyrgyzstan with Remote in some currencies (talk to an expert now for full details).

Risks of misclassification

Kyrgyzstan, like many other countries, treats self-employed individuals or contractors and full-time workers differently and there are risks associated with misclassification.

If you're worried about whether to hire contractors or employees in Kyrgyzstan or anywhere else around the world, Remote can help. Our Solutions Consulting team are experts in preventing misclassification risks. Download our Contractor Compliance Checklist for a solid overview, then talk to our team about your specific situation.

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.

Public holidays

Below are national public holidays applicable for all regions in this country. Remote customers have access to a detailed list of regional public holidays within the Remote platform. Sign up now to access all public holiday information.

Minimum wage

The Kyrgyz minimum wage is fixed at 1970 Kyrgyzstani som ($19.15) per month but is largely applied on a nominal basis.

Competitive benefits package in Kyrgyzstan

Remote supports our clients by offering competitive benefits packages that will help you attract and retain the best talent across the globe. Our benefits specialists have done the research on norms and requirements in each local market and have crafted packages that will allow your employees to thrive, no matter what country they call home. 

Our benefits packages in Kyrgyzstan are tailored to fulfil the local needs of your 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

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Taxes in Kyrgyzstan

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

  • Employer

    • 2.25%: Social contributions (i.e., 2% to the obligatory social security fund & 0.25% to employees’ health fund)

    • 15%: Pension contributions

  • Employee

    • 2%: State cumulative pension fund

    • 8%: Pension contributions

  • Personal income tax rates

    • 10%: Single, flat tax rate

Types of leave

Paid time off

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.

Public holidays

There are 11 national holidays.

Sick leave

Employees are entitled to paid sick leave.

Maternity leave

Female employees are entitled to 136 days (i.e., around 19 weeks) of paid maternity leave, starting 70 days before delivery and lasting until 56 days after delivery, and paid for by the social insurance agency.

Paternity/parental leave

Parents and other relatives of a newborn can take unpaid childcare leave for up to 36 months after a child’s birth, during which the employees concerned can either take a clean break from work, work part time, or from home.

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.

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