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malta
Malta
Valletta
Euro
EUR
CET
GMT+1
10.00%
martinique
Martinique
Fort-de-France
Euro
CDF
AST
GMT -4
mauritania
Mauritania
Nouakchott
Mauritanian Ouguiya
.XCD
WAT
GMT +2
mauritius
Mauritius
Port Louis
Mauritian Rupee
MUR
MUT
GMT +4
12.5% - 15.5%
mexico
Mexico
Mexico City
Mexican Pesos
MXN
CET
GMT -5/6/7/8
36.1% – 44.73%
moldova
Moldova
Chișinău
Moldovan leu
STD
EET
GMT+2
mongolia
Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar
Mongolian tögrög
MNT
ULAT
GMT +8
12.5%- 14.5%
montenegro
Montenegro
Podgorica
Euro
EUR
CET
GMT+1
8.3%
morocco
Morocco
Rabat
Moroccan Dirham
MAD
WET/WEST
GMT +1
0% - 38%
mozambique
Mozambique
Maputo
Mozambican metical
MZN
CAT
GMT +2
4%
myanmar
Myanmar
Naypyidaw
Myanmar Kyat
MMK
MMT
GMT + 6:30
3%
namibia
Namibia
Windhoek
Namibian Dollar
NAD
CAT
GMT +2
1.9 - 8.9%
nepal
Nepal
Kathmandu
Nepalese Rupee
SCR
NST
GMT +5:45
new-zealand
New Zealand
Wellington
New Zealand Dollar
NZD
NZST
GMT +12
4.00%
nicaragua
Nicaragua
Managua
Nicaraguan Córdoba
NIO
CST
GMT -6
24.5%
niger
Niger
Niamey
West African CFA Franc
SOS
WAT
GMT +2
nigeria
Nigeria
Abuja
Nigerian Naira
NGN
WAT
GMT +1
1% - 12%
north-macedonia
North Macedonia
Skopje
Macedonian Denar
MKD
CET
GMT +1
0%
norway
Norway
Oslo
Norwegian Krone
NOK
CET
GMT +1
18.00%
oman
Oman
Muscat
Omani Rial
OMR
OST
GMT+4
12.5%
pakistan
Pakistan
Islamabad
Pakistani Rupee
PKR
PKT
GMT+5
16.7-22.7% + fees of the employee's salary
panama
Panama
Panama City
United States Dollar
USD
EST
GMT -5
0 - 21.34%
papua-new-guinea
Papua New Guinea
Port Moresby
Papua New Guinean Kina
SSP
PGST
GMT +10
paraguay
Paraguay
Asunción
Paraguayan Guaraní
PYG
PYST
GMT -3
16.5%
peru
Peru
Lima
Peruvian sol
PEN
PET
GMT -5
9.00%
poland
Poland
Warsaw
Polish Złoty
PLN
CET
GMT +1
19.48% - 22.14%
portugal
Portugal
Lisbon
Euro
EUR
WET
GMT +0
26.50%
puerto-rico
Puerto Rico
San Juan
United States Dollar
XCD
AST
GMT -4
qatar
Qatar
Doha
Qatari riyal
QAR
GST
GMT+3
10%
republic-of-congo
Republic of Congo
Kinshasa
Congolese Franc
XCD
WAT
GMT +2
romania
Romania
Bucharest
Romanian Leu
RON
EET
GMT +2
10.00%
russia
Russia
Moscow
Russian Ruble
RUB
USZ1, MSK, SAMT, YEKT, OMST, OMST, IRKT, YAKT, VLAT, MAGT, PETT
GMT +2 to GMT +12
7.8%
rwanda
Rwanda
Kigali
Rwandan Franc
RWF
CAT
GMT +2
12.8%
saint-lucia
Saint Lucia
Castries
Eastern Caribbean Dollar
SDG
ECT
GMT -4
sao-tome-principe
Sao Tome & Principe
São Tomé
São Tomé and Príncipe dobra
SRD
WAT
GMT +0
saudi-arabia
Saudi Arabia
Riyadh
Saudi Riyal
XCD
AST
GMT +3
2% - 12%
senegal
Senegal
Dakar
West African CFA franc
XOF
UTC +0
GMT
18.40% – 31.50%
serbia
Serbia
Belgrade
Serbian Dinar
RSD
CEST
GMT +1
15.15%
seychelles
Seychelles
Victoria
Seychellois Rupee
XAF
SCT
GMT +4
sierra-leone
Sierra Leone
Freetown
Sierra Leonean leone
SLL
UTC
GMT +0
10%
singapore
Singapore
Singapore
Singapore Dollar
SGD
SGT
GMT +8
17.25%
slovakia
Slovakia
Bratislava
Euro
BSD
CET
GMT +1
36.00%
slovenia
Slovenia
Ljubljana
Euro
EUR
CET
GMT +1
16.64%
somalia
Somalia
Mogadishu
Somali Shilling
USD
EAT
GMT+3
south-africa
South Africa
Johannesburg, Pretoria & Bloemfontein
South African Rand
ZAR
SAST
GMT +2
2.00%
south-korea
South Korea
Seoul
South Korean Won
KRW
KST
GMT +9
11.00%
south-sudan
South Sudan
Juba
South Sudanese Pound
VES
CAT
GMT+2
spain
Spain
Madrid
Euro
EUR
CET
GMT +1
31.90%
sri-lanka
Sri Lanka
Colombo & Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
Sri Lankan Rupee
LKR
IST
GMT +5:30
30%
st-kitts-and-nevis
St Kitts and Nevis
Basseterre
Eastern Caribbean Dollar
XCD
AST
GMT -4
st--vincent-and-grenadines
St. Vincent & Grenadines
Kingstown
Eastern Caribbean dollar
XCD
ECT
GMT -4
sudan
Sudan
Khartoum
Sudanese Pound
SDG
CAT
GMT +2
suriname
Suriname
Paramaribo
Surinamese dollar
SRD
SRST
GMT -3
swaziland
Swaziland
Mbabane & Lobamba
Swazi Lilangeni
SZL
SAST
GMT +2
0%
sweden
Sweden
Stockholm
Swedish krona
SEK
CET
GMT +1
31.42%
switzerland
Switzerland
Bern
Swiss Franc
BZ
CET
GMT +1
8.17% - 23.5%
taiwan
Taiwan
Taipei
New Taiwan Dollar
TWD
CST
GMT +8
21.60%
tanzania
Tanzania
Dodoma
Tanzanian shilling
TZS
EAT
GMT +3
15%
thailand
Thailand
Bangkok
Thai Bhat
THB
ICT
GMT +7
5.2% - 6%
the-czech-republic
The Czech Republic
Prague
Czech Koruna
CZK
CET
GMT +1
33.80%
the-netherlands
The Netherlands
Amsterdam
Euro
EUR
CET
GMT +1
23.49%-33.29%
the-philippines
The Philippines
Manila
Philippine Peso
PHP
PHT
GMT +8
13.5% + 425 PHP
the-united-arab-emirates
The United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi
Dirham
AED
GST
GMT +4
12.50%
the-united-kingdom
The United Kingdom
London
Pound Sterling
GBP
BST
GMT +1
17.30%
the-united-states
The United States
Washington, D.C.
United States Dollar
USD
EST, CST, MST, PST
GMT -5/6/7/8
9.5% - 12.5%
togo
Togo
Lomé
West African CFA franc
XAF
WAT
GMT +1
tonga
Tonga
Nuku'alofa
Tongan paʻanga
TOP
TST
GMT +13
trinidad---tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Port of Spain
Trinidad & Tobago Dollar
TTD
AST
GMT -4
23.8 TDD - 276.2 TDD
turkey
Turkey
Ankara
Turkish Lira
TRY
EEST
GMT +3
22.50%
us-virgin-islands
US Virgin Islands
Charlotte Amalie
United States Dollar
USD
AST
GMT -4
uganda
Uganda
Kampala
Ugandan Shilling
UGX
EAT
GMT +3
10.00%
ukraine
Ukraine
Kyiv
Hryvnia
XOF
EET
GMT +2
22%
uruguay
Uruguay
Montevideo
Uruguayan Peso
UYU
UYT
GMT -3
12.63%
uzbekistan
Uzbekistan
Tashkent
Uzbekistani Som
UZS
UZT
GMT +5
12.1%
venezuela
Venezuela
Caracas
Bolívar
VES
VET
GMT +3
vietnam
Vietnam
Hanoi
Vietnames Dong
USD
ICT
GMT +7
5% - 35%
zambia
Zambia
Lusaka
Zambian kwacha
ZMW
CAT
GMT+2
6.50%
zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
Harare
Zimbabwean dollar
XOF
CAT
GMT+2
8%

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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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