Hire your remote team in Afghanistan

Only 299 EUR per employee per month

Hiring a remote team in a country as Afghanistan comes with a lot of overhead, such as compliance, local laws, taxes, etc. As a company, you don't want to worry about knowing all the local laws. Instead you want to focus on your remote team and the business. Rivermate's Employer of Record (EOR) solution helps companies hire remote employees in Afghanistan. We take care of global payroll, taxes, benefits, compliance and HR activities. So you can focus on growing your business.

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1. Hire a remote team in Afghanistan with Rivermate

Payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance can be difficult to manage in Afghanistan, particularly if you don't have established local relationships. You can hire employees in Afghanistan effectively, conveniently, and in full compliance with all relevant labor laws using Rivermate's global Employer of Record (EOR) solution. We handle the responsibilities and legal risks associated with foreign employment so you can concentrate on growing your company.

2. Introduction

Rivermate is a global employment solutions company that provides Employer of Record services in Afghanistan.

As an employer of record, we help you hire employees and run payroll services in Afghanistan, allowing you to avoid the necessity of first establishing a branch office or subsidiary in Afghanistan.

It is not necessary to establish an entity in order to hire an employee. We can hire your employee in any country with a few mouse clicks. Using our Employer of Record solution, you can have full compliance, benefits, and automated payments.

If you wish to hire a remote team in Afghanistan or individually hire remote employees in Afghanistan, Rivermate’s global employer of record services will make sure that the process will be as seamless as possible for you.

Send us a message so we can talk about how Rivermate’s Employer of Record Afghanistan services can best help your company!

3. Hire a remote team in Afghanistan

Afghanistan is one of the world's poorest nations, ranking 146th on the 2021 Economic Freedom Index. The country's total score is not higher than the global or Asia-Pacific regional averages. Experts anticipated that the COVID-19 outbreak will cause Afghanistan's GDP to contract by 5.0 percent.

Most Afghanistan nationals enter their labor force with little or no schooling. Furthermore, the population in Afghanistan far outnumbers the number of employment opportunities. That makes Afghanistan an excellent location for hiring remote employees. The country is searching for new employment in healthcare, banking, real estate, technology, management, and other fields. The Asian Development Outlook (ADO) forecasts a 3.0 percent recovery in 2021 and a 4.0 percent recovery in 2022. Almost 40% of enterprises in Afghanistan claim a talent gap owing to a lack of resources.

4. Cost of living in Afghanistan

Understanding the cost of living is crucial before a corporation decides to hire a remote team in Afghanistan. The cost of living index estimates the typical costs of a person required to live in a given nation. This cost includes a range of expenditures such as food, lodging, transportation, childcare, clothes, healthcare, entertainment, and other costs. It is a good idea to compare the cost index before relocating or expanding. The cost of a product or service varies by location. Before making any big decisions, such expenditures must be accounted for.

In Afghanistan, a family of four is expected to accumulate a monthly cost of 1,174 USD (105,689 AFN) without rent. A single person's estimated monthly costs are 395 USD (35,556 AFN) without rent. The average cost for transport is 52.7 USD for an individual, and 143 USD for a family of four.

5. Cost of renting in Afghanistan

When you hire remote workers from Afghanistan, you should know that the average monthly rent for a 900 square-feet furnished apartment in the country is USD 401.36. The cost of renting, however, varies according to location. The anticipated cost should be 1.96 times cheaper than the global average. The anticipated cost of living, on the other hand, is more than the average earnings after taxes.

6. Major industries in Afghanistan

Afghanistan is one of the poorest nations on the planet. Years of conflict and political insecurity have left the nation in shambles and reliant on foreign help. Agriculture is the country's major source of revenue, and during good years, Afghanistan produces enough food and food products to feed the population while also creating a surplus for export. Corn, rice, barley, wheat, vegetables, fruits, and nuts are the most important food crops grown. Agriculture and pastoral raw resources are also important in Afghanistan's industry. Cotton, tobacco, madder, castor beans, and sugar beets are the principal industrial crops. Sheep farming is also quite profitable. Wool and highly valuable Karakul skins are the most important sheep products exported. Afghanistan is a country rich in natural resources. Mineral and precious stone treasures abound, as do natural gas and undeveloped petroleum reserves. Some of these resources have been used, while others have gone largely unutilized.

7. Hiring cost in Afghanistan

One of the most essential facts employers should know before hiring remote workers in a particular country is the hiring cost in the country. It may seem that hiring has no extra expenditures. However, there are some significant costs associated with the procedure. Some businesses have an in-house HR department, while others outsource HR personnel. The former may prove to be costly. According to MIT Sloan's study, the typical firm loses between 1% and 2.5 % of its overall income.

This expenditure adds up quickly when tracked and calculated. Most businesses would rather spend the extra money on their operations. As a result, they outsource their HR tasks to worldwide organizations such as Rivermate to manage the whole recruiting process.

8. Employment laws Afghanistan

Discrimination in the workplace is prohibited under Afghan labor law.

The hired laborers are paid and work at a set schedule (based on the contract).

All government personnel are subject to labor legislation. However, further rules have been enacted in the case of private sector personnel.

Executive and management personnel are handled in the same manner as all other workers.

Over a 12-month reference period, the average working time should not exceed 40 hours per week.

Young, pregnant, and night-shift workers may work up to 35 hours a week.

Every three hours, nursing mothers must take a thirty-minute rest.

Every employee has the right to be compensated for overtime labor.

9. Top skills Afghanistan

According to experts and analysts, Afghanistan's economy is dynamic and developing low-income economy. For decades, the country has adhered to the fundamentals of a traditional economy. Afghanistan's economy faces a high long-term economic risk as a result of the country's constant war and turmoil. The economic risk, however, is lower than in other conflicted states such as South Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. Afghanistan's unemployment rate is considered to be on the higher end of the scale. According to official data from the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, more than 1.8 million eligible workers are unemployed in Afghanistan. As a result, the country is ready for industrialization, and businesses can benefit from the situation. The major industries contributing to Afghanistan's GDP are listed in the table below, along with their respective GDP contributions.

The capital city of Kabul is home to the majority of Afghanistan's notable corporations. The city is home to major corporations in the finance, entertainment, telecommunications, airline, construction, manufacturing, publishing, and transportation industries.

Jalalabad is the center of Afghanistan's agricultural and trade activities. The city's location and connectivity are primary reasons for this. Papermaking is a major contributor to Afghanistan's economy, with the majority of it based in Jalalabad.

10. Economic landscape in Afghanistan

Afghanistan's economy has suffered as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. However, numerous financial models and analysts predict that the economy would revive by 3% in 2021 and 4% in 2022. Inflation is expected to fall to 5% in 2021 from 5.6 percent in 2020, according to the Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2021.

11. Market size in Afghanistan

The country's economy was harmed by frequent conflict and unrest. It is difficult to offer definitive demographic statistics for Afghanistan. To anticipate and build multiple models, most statistics and models employ an average value/figure. The nation has one of the lowest GDP per capita in the world, as well as lower exports than imports, resulting in a trade imbalance. The majority of Afghanistan's natural mineral resources have yet to be exploited. The expected GDP increase is encouraging for corporations wishing to invest in Afghanistan. The rapid increase in unemployment demonstrates that the nation is eager to continue industrialisation. To address the present talent gap, the government must establish vocational colleges and devote more to education.

12. Minimum wage in Afghanistan

There is no minimum wage in Afghanistan for permanent employees in the private sector. Monthly earnings for nonpermanent private sector employees must be at least 5,500 AFN. For permanent government employees, the monthly minimum wage is 6,000 AFN. These wages are based on a 40-hour workweek.

13.Why choose Rivermate to hire your remote team in Afghanistan?

Establishing an entity in Afghanistan to hire a team takes time, money, and effort. The labor law in Afghanistan has strong worker employment protection, requiring great attention to details and a thorough awareness of local best practices. Rivermate makes expanding into Afghanistan simple and effortless. We can assist you with hiring your preferred talent, managing HR and payroll, and ensuring compliance with local legislation without the hassle of establishing a foreign branch office or subsidiary. Our PEO and Global Employer of Record (EOR) solutions in Afghanistan give you peace of mind so you can focus on running your business. Please contact us if you'd like to learn more about how Rivermate can help you hire employees in Afghanistan via our Employer of Record (EOR) / PEO solution.

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