Remote’s guide to employing in

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

  • Capital City


  • Currency

    Djiboutian franc (Fr, DJF)

  • Languages

    French and Arabic

  • Population size


Services available in this country:
Contractor Management
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Facts & Stats

Djibouti Map Illustration
  • Capital City


  • Currency

    Djiboutian franc (Fr, DJF)

  • Languages

    French and Arabic

  • Population size


  • Ease of doing business


  • Cost of living index


  • Payroll frequency


  • VAT - standard rate


  • GDP - real growth rate

    7.8 (2019)

Grow your team in Djibouti with Remote

Note that Remote does not have active plans to launch operations in Djibouti due to challenging local market conditions and regulations. We are working hard to extend our Employer of Record coverage around the world and we can help you pay contractors and employees with full legal compliance in many nearby countries.

To employ in Djibouti, companies must own a local legal entity in the country or work with a global employment solution. Developing the processes required to manage payroll, benefits, taxes, and onboarding in countries like Djibouti can get complicated fast, especially without localised expertise.

In the countries where we do offer our EOR services, Remote takes on the responsibility and legal risks of international employment so you can focus on hiring great talent and growing your business.

Risks of misclassification

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

Competitive benefits package in Djibouti

At Remote, we’re obsessed with helping you craft the best possible employee experience for your team. We are leading the way in practising “fair equity”, which means making sure employees everywhere have access to both the required and supplemental benefits they need to thrive (and that will allow you to attract the best local talent).

We have no active plans to operate in Djibouti but our benefits packages for all of the countries we support 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

  • Pension or 401(K)

  • Life and Disability Insurance

Fair Pricing in Djibouti

Contractor Management

Compliantly onboard and pay contractors


per contractor/month

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Top features

  • Only pay for contractors you actively work with

  • Work with contractors in 200+ countries

  • Create, edit, and sign tailored, localised contracts

  • Approve contractor invoices with one click or auto-pay

  • Transparent payments with complete visibility

Global Payroll

Consolidate your multi-country payroll


per employee/month

Top features

  • Reduce costs by centralising 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 labour authority reporting handled for you


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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