Remote’s guide to employing in

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Services available in this country:
Employer of Record ProductContractor Management
  • Capital City


  • Currency

    Kyrgyzstani som (С̲, KGS)

  • Languages

    Kyrgyz and Russian

  • Population size


Services available in this country:
Employer of Record ProductContractor Management
Kyrgyzstan landscape

Facts & Stats

  • 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 Kyrgyzstan 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 Labour 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.

14 Public holidays

Monday 1 January 20241New Year's Day (Жаңы жыл күнү)
Sunday 7 January 20242Orthodox Christmas Day (Иса пайгамбардын туулган күнү)
Friday 23 February 20243Defender of the Fatherland Day (Мекенди коргоочулардын күнү)
Friday 8 March 20244International Women's Day (Эл аралык аялдар күнү)
Thursday 21 March 20245Iranian New Year's Day (Ирандын Болумушту жыл)
Sunday 7 April 20246Day of the People's April Revolution (Элдик апрель ынкылабынан күнү)
Wednesday 10 April 20247Festival of Breaking the Fast (Fast бошонуу майрамы)
Wednesday 1 May 20248International Workers' Day (Эмгекчилердин эл аралык майрамы)
Sunday 5 May 20249Constitution Day (Конституция күнү)
Thursday 9 May 202410Great Patriotic War Against Fascism Victory Day (Спорт Victory күнүнө карата Улуу Ата-Мекендик согуш)
Sunday 16 June 202411Feast of the Sacrifice (Курман Айт майрамы)
Saturday 31 August 202412Indepedence Day (Indepedence Day)
Thursday 7 November 202413History and Commemoration of Ancestors (Тарых жана аталардын эскерүү)
Friday 8 November 202414Second Day of the History and Commemoration of Ancestors (Экинчи Тарых күнү жана аталардын эскерүү)

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 localised expertise to needed attract and keep the best global talent.

Our benefits packages in Kyrgyzstan are tailored to fulfil 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

Fair Pricing in Kyrgyzstan

Employer of Record

Hire and pay your global team

Starting at $599/month

for annual plans

Top features

  • Satisfaction guaranteed

  • No deposits or hidden fees

  • Zero onboarding or offboarding fees

  • Compliant equity incentives support including withholding and reporting

  • Built-in security and compliance

  • Fast onboarding (average 2-3 days)

  • Flexible, localised benefits

Contractor Management

Compliantly onboard and pay contractors


per contractor/month

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


Manage all of your employees in one place


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