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albania
Albania
Tirana
Albanian Lek
BIF
CET
GMT +1
16.70%
algeria
Algeria
Algiers
Algerian Dinar
DZD
CET
GMT +1
25%
andorra
Andorra
Andorra la Vella
Euro
EUR
CET
GMT +1
15.5%
angola
Angola
Luanda
Angolan Kwanza
AOA
WAT
GMT +1
8%
antigua-and-barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda
St. John’s
East Caribbean Dollar
CVE
ECT
GMT +4
argentina
Argentina
Buenos Aires
Argentine Peso
ARS
ART
GMT -3
26.91% - 29.91%
armenia
Armenia
Yerevan
Armenian dram
AMD
AMT
GMT+4
0.00%
australia
Australia
Canberra
Australian Dollars
AUD
AEST, ACST, AWST
GMT +8/9/10
16.4% - 18.5%
austria
Austria
Vienna
Euro
EUR
CEST
GMT +1
0% - 55%
azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
Baku
Azerbaijani Manat
AZN
AZT
GMT+4
22.00%
bahamas
Bahamas
Nassau
Bahamian Dollar
KYD
EST
GMT -5
bahrain
Bahrain
Manama
Bahraini Dinar
BHD
AST
GMT +3
17.00% + Healthcare fee
bangladesh
Bangladesh
Dhaka
Bangladesh Taka
BDT
BST
GMT +6
0% - 5%
belarus
Belarus
Minsk
Belarusian Ruble
BYN
MSK
GMT +3
34.00%
belgium
Belgium
Brussels
Euro
EUR
CET
GMT+1
25.00%
belize
Belize
Belmopan
Belize Dollar
XAF
CST
GMT -6
benin
Benin
Porto-Novo
West African CFA franc
XAF
WAT
GMT +1
bolivia
Bolivia
Sucre
Bolivian Boliviano
BOB
BOT
GMT -4
16.71%
bonaire
Bonaire
Kralendijk
US Dollar
KMF
AST
GMT -4
bosnia---herzegovina
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Sarajevo
Bosnia-Herzegovina Convertible Marka
BAM
CET
GMT +1
8% - 10%
botswana
Botswana
Gaborone
Botswana Pula
BWP
CAT
GMT +2
5.00%
brazil
Brazil
Brasília
Brazilian Real
BRL
BRT
GMT -3
7.50% - 14.00%
bulgaria
Bulgaria
Sofia
Bulgarian Lev
BGN
EET
GMT +2
18.92% - 19.62%
burkina-faso
Burkina Faso
Ouagadougou
West African CFA Franc
CUP
WAT
GMT +1
burundi
Burundi
Gitega
Burundian Franc
FC
CAT
GMT +2
cambodia
Cambodia
Phnom Penh
Cambodian Riel
KHR
ICT
GMT +7
5.4%
cameroon
Cameroon
Yaoundé
Central African CFA franc
FCFA
WAT
GMT +1
15.45%
canada
Canada
Ottawa
Canadian Dollar
CAD
NST/AST/EST/CST/MST/PST
GMT -3:30/-4/-5/-6/-7/-8
8.23% to 16.864% (varies by province)
cape-verde
Cape Verde
Praia
Cape Verde Escudo
DOP
CVT
GMT -1
cayman-island
Cayman Island
George Town
Cayman Islands Dollar
USD
EST
GMT-5
central-african-republic
Central African Republic
Bangui
Central African CFA Franc
XAF
WAT
GMT +2
chad
Chad
N'Djamena
Central African CFA franc
ERN
WAT
GMT +2
chile
Chile
Santiago
Chilean Peso
CLP
CLST
GMT -3
4.24%
china
China
Beijing
Renminbi
CNY
CST
GMT +8
36.00%
colombia
Colombia
Bogota
Colombian Peso
COP
CST
GMT -5
0% - 39%
comoros
Comoros
Moroni
Comorian franc
FGD
EAT
GMT +3
costa-rica
Costa Rica
San José
Costa Rican Colón
CRC
CST
GMT-6
26.67%
croatia
Croatia
Zagreb
Euro
EUR
CET
GMT +1
16.50%
cuba
Cuba
Havana
Cuban Peso
EUR
CST
GMT -4
cyprus
Cyprus
Nicosia
Euro
EUR
EEST
GMT +2
14.9%
democratic-republic-of-congo
Democratic Republic of Congo
Kinshasa
Congolese Franc
GMD
CAT
GMT +2
denmark
Denmark
Copenhagen
Danish Krone
DKK
CEST
GMT +1
8% - 56.5%
djibouti
Djibouti
Djibouti
Djiboutian Franc
DJF
EAT
GMT +3
15.70%
dominica
Dominica
Roseau
Dominican Peso
EUR
ECT
GMT -4
dominican-republic
Dominican Republic
Santo Domingo
Dominican peso
DOP
AST
GMT -4
16.39%
ecuador
Ecuador
Quito
US Dollar
XOF
ECT
GMT -5
egypt
Egypt
Cairo
Egyptian Pound
EGP
EET
GMT +2
19.75%
el-salvador
El Salvador
San Salvador
United States Dollar
USD
CST
GMT -6
15.25% - 16.25%
equatorial-guinea
Equatorial Guinea
Malabo
Central African franc
GNF
WAT
GMT +2
eritrea
Eritrea
Asmara
Eritrean Nakfa
GYD
EAT
GMT +3
estonia
Estonia
Tallinn
Euro
EUR
EEST
GMT +2
33.8%
ethiopia
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
Ethiopian Birr
ETB
EAT
GMT +3
11%
fiji
Fiji
Suva
Fijian Dollar
HTG
FJT
GMT +12
finland
Finland
Helsinki
Euro
EUR
EET
GMT +2
21.07%
france
France
Paris
Euro
EUR
CET
GMT +1
31.56% - 54.11%
french-guiana
French Guiana
Cayenne
Euro
LAK
GFT
GMT -3
gabon
Gabon
Libreville
Central African CFA franc
XAF
WAT
GMT +1
20.10%
gambia
Gambia
Banjul
Gambia Dalasi
LRD
GMT
GMT +1
georgia
Georgia
Tbilisi
Georgian Lari
GEL
GET
GMT+4
2%
germany
Germany
Berlin
Euro
EUR
CET
GMT +1
20.80%
ghana
Ghana
Accra
Ghanaian Cedi
GHS
BST
GMT +0
0% - 30%
greece
Greece
Athens
Euro
EUR
EET
GMT +2
22.29%
guadeloupe
Guadeloupe
Basse-Terre
Euro
XOF
AST
GMT -4
guernsey
Guernsey
Saint Peter Port
Guernsey pound
ĞP
BST
GMT +0
6.80%
guinea-bissau
Guinea Bissau
Bissau
West African CFA franc
EUR
WAT
GMT +2
guinea-conakry
Guinea Conakry
Conakry
Guinean Franc
MRU
WAT
GMT +2
guyana
Guyana
Georgetown
Guyanese Dollar
MDL
GYT
GMT -4
haiti
Haiti
Port-au-Prince
Haitian Gourde
NPR
HT
GMT -4
honduras
Honduras
Tegucigalpa
Honduran lempira
HNL
CST
GMT -6
9.87%
hong-kong
Hong Kong
City of Victoria
Hong Kong Dollar
HKD
HKT
GMT +8
0% - 17%
hungary
Hungary
Budapest
Hungarian Forint
HUF
CET
GMT +1
13.00%
iceland
Iceland
Reykjavík
Icelandic Krona
ISK
UTC +0
GMT +0
22.07%
india
India
New Delhi
Indian Rupee
INR
IST
GMT +5:30
16.75%
indonesia
Indonesia
Jakarta
Indonesian Rupiah
IDR
WIB, WIT and WITA
GMT +7/8/9
10.24% – 11.74%
iraq
Iraq
Baghdad
Iraqi Dinar
IQD
AST
GMT +2
12%
ireland
Ireland
Dublin
Euro
EUR
WET
GMT -1
11.05%
isle-of-man
Isle of Man
Douglas
Manx Pound
IMP
BST
GMT +0
0% - 12.8%
israel
Israel
Jerusalem
New Israeli Shekel
ILS
IST
GMT +2
21.78%
italy
Italy
Rome
Euro
EUR
CET
GMT +1
38.00%
ivory-coast
Ivory Coast
Yamoussoukro
West African CFA franc
XOF
UTC
GMT +0
14.45% – 18.45%
jamaica
Jamaica
Kingston
Jamaican Dollar
JMD
EST
GMT-5
12.50%
japan
Japan
Tokyo
Japanese Yen
JPY
GST
GST +9
16.62 - 26.74%
jersey
Jersey
Saint Helier
Pound Sterling
GBP
BST
GMT +0
6.50%
jordan
Jordan
Amman
Jordanian Dinar
JOD
AST
GMT +3
14.25%
kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
Nur-Sultan
Kazakhstani tenge
KZT
ALMT
GMT +6
10.00%
kenya
Kenya
Nairobi
Kenyan Shilling
KES
EAT
GMT +3
8.40%
kosovo
Kosovo
Pristina
Euro
EUR
CEST
GMT +1
5%
kuwait
Kuwait
Kuwait City
Kuwaiti Dinar
KWD
AST
GMT +3
0%
laos
Laos
Vientiane
Laotian Kip
XOF
ICT
GMT +7
latvias
Latvia's
Riga
Euro
EUR
EET
GMT+2
20.77% - 23.59%
lebanon
Lebanon
Beirut
Lebanese Pound
LBP
EET
GMT+2
22.50%
lesotho
Lesotho
Maseru
Lesotho loti
LSL
SAST
GMT +2
0%
liberia
Liberia
Monrovia
Liberian dollar
PGK
GMT
GMT +0
libya
Libya
Tripoli
Libyan Dinar
LYD
EET
GMT +2
10.5%
lithuania
Lithuania
Vilnius
Euro
EUR
EET
GMT +3
1.77%
luxembourg
Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Euro
EUR
CET
GMT+1
12.22% - 15.30%
madagascar
Madagascar
Antananarivo
Malagasy ariary
MGA
EAT
GMT +3
18%
malawi
Malawi
Lilongwe
Malawian Kwacha
MWK
CET
GMT +2
10%
malaysia
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur
Ringgit
MYR
MST
GMT +8
18.95% - 22.45%
mali
Mali
Bamako
West African CFA Franc
USD
WAT
GMT +2

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Hiring international employees has never been easier. With Playroll you can expand your global talent, without opening a foreign subsidiary. This tool helps you explore what global markets are suited to your hiring needs.

Canada

Employment Cost:

8.23% to 16.864% (varies by province)

Languages:

English

French

Currency:

Canadian Dollar

Germany

Employment Cost:

20.80%

Languages:

German

Currency:

Euro

India

Employment Cost:

16.75%

Languages:

Hindi

Currency:

Indian Rupee

Portugal

Employment Cost:

26.50%

Languages:

Portuguese

Currency:

Euro

Spain

Employment Cost:

31.90%

Languages:

Spanish

Currency:

Euro

The Netherlands

Employment Cost:

23.49%-33.29%

Languages:

Dutch

Currency:

Euro

The Philippines

Employment Cost:

13.5% + 425 PHP

Languages:

Filipino

English

Currency:

Philippine Peso

The United Arab Emirates

Employment Cost:

12.50%

Languages:

Arabic

Currency:

Dirham

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Frequently asked questions about the Employee Cost Calculator

How does an employee cost calculator work?

Playroll's free employee cost calculator is a tool designed to give you insight into employer contributions and payroll costs to hire an employee in a new country. The calculator allows you to estimate team costs so you can accurately budget for your global workforce.

How do I calculate the total cost of an employee?

Employers can calculate the cost of an employee by adding an employee’s gross wages in addition to other employee-related expenses. These include payroll taxes – for example, in the U.S., this will cover local, state, and federal taxes, which include Social Security, Medicare, and unemployment.



This differs from the true cost of an employee, also known as labor costs, as this also includes the cost of supplemental benefits. For example, these benefits can include health insurance and paid time off, along with other ancillary expenses such as meals or supplies. Overhead expenses such as required technology or office space, also figure into the calculation.

What if a country I want to hire in isn't listed here?

Playroll supports employment in countries around the world with our Employer of Record (EOR) services. The countries in the dropdown are representative of the countries we have high concentrations of hires in. If you don’t see the country you’re looking for, don’t worry – we are constantly updating this calculator and developing our tools to help our customers hire everywhere! Check out our International Hiring Guides for more detailed information.

In the interim, chat with one of our global expansion experts, to get a customized quote for your needs today.

How do I calculate the costs of additional benefits?

Playroll's cost calculator lists the statutory benefits. To make your total benefits package a talent magnet with localized offerings, we recommend booking a meeting with Playroll's globalization experts to review the supplementary benefits we offer that are compliant, comprehensive, and flexible — at competitive rates.

With Playroll, our team lifts the burden of benefits management by supporting you in navigating local expectations so you can attract and retain the best.

How does this employee cost calculator differ from the calculator in the Playroll platform?

With this publicly available, free-to-use employee cost calculator, you can get an understanding of the cost to hire a new employee based on the mandatory contributions required in their country of residence. This encompasses taxes for government programs like healthcare, retirement, unemployment, and more. When you hire with Playroll as your Employer of Record (EOR), these costs are automatically applied during payroll.

Our publicly available calculator only allows employer cost calculations based on employee gross salaries, as the base. In the Playroll app, you'll be able to calculate the cost of employment for employees based on their net salary requirements, or even to create calculations based on total cost of employment to employers, to compare employee gross salaries by origin country. Also, these calculations do not include Playroll EOR fees or FX fees, in the case of currency conversions. You can find these specific breakdowns and more information about these programs by signing up with Playroll and using the expanded version of our employee cost calculator, located within our product dashboard.

Our onboarding representatives can also provide you estimates for the cost of supplemental benefits that employees might expect to receive in their local market. Playroll offers competitive local benefits plans at low costs in most countries we hire in, which provides your global team members with the support they need to thrive. Offering the best local benefits also helps you attract and retain the best talent around the world.

To access Playroll's expanded employee cost calculator, sign up today! It is free to get started and use the calculator, whether or not you decide to onboard an employee with us.

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