A Guide to International Payroll Costs

Take a look at the payroll costs required in the most complex and popular countries around the world, from Argentina to Australia to Pakistan and beyond.

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Considering expanding your team globally? Employer costs are one of the biggest considerations you need to make when choosing a new market to enter, and that includes payroll. How much will social security, unemployment insurance, benefits contributions, and other line items run your company? 

In this guide, we look at some of the most common hiring destinations in every region and break down the payroll costs for each to provide you with the insights you need to plan your global expansion. Countries include:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay

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Who this guide benefits

  • Expansion teams looking to identify best-fit market opportunities
  • Finance teams seeking insight into international payroll costs
  • Founders and CEOs eyeing a new market for expansion

While this guide does not cover all payroll costs in every country, it does feature the countries with the most complex payroll requirements as well as the top countries hiring globally/being hired from as per Deel’s latest State of Global Hiring Report.

Disclaimer: Payroll costs and rates included in this guide are accurate at the time of publishing (May 2024) but are subject to change. Always confirm the latest rates and requirements before running payroll.