Hire employees and contractors in Mongolia

Remote’s guide to employing in Mongolia.

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  • Capital city

    Ulaanbaatar

  • Currency

    Mongolian tögrög
    (, MNT)

  • Population size

    3,353,470
    (est. 2020)

  • Languages spoken

    Mongolian

  • Availability

    Remote-Owned Local Entity

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Facts & Stats

Mongolia is a landlocked country bordered by Russia in the north and China in the south. This Central Asian expanse is filled with breathtaking landscapes of rugged plains and rocky outcrops. The vast swathes of inhospitable land throughout Mongolia make it the world’s most sparsely populated country. Geography aside, Mongolia is rich in history. This proud nation is the birthplace of Genghis Khan and his empire —the largest in human history. 

In modern times, the Land of the Eternal Blue Sky has an economy dependent on resources (particularly solid minerals), as well as agriculture, and tourism.

Map of Mongolia
  • Capital city

    Ulaanbaatar

  • Currency

    Mongolian tögrög
    (, MNT)

  • Languages spoken

    Mongolian

  • Population size

    3,353,470 (est. 2020)

  • Ease of doing business

    Easy

  • Cost of living index

    33.17 (2021)

  • VAT - standard rate

    10%

  • GDP - real growth rate

    -5.3% (2020)

Grow your team in Mongolia with Remote

To employ in Mongolia, companies must own a local legal entity in the country or work with a global employment solution. Managing payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance in Mongolia can get complicated, especially without established local relationships. 

Remote’s global employment solution makes it easy for your company to employ workers in Mongolia quickly, efficiently, and in full compliance with all applicable labor laws. We take on the responsibility and legal risks of international employment so you can focus on hiring great talent and growing your business.

Risks
of misclassification

Like many other countries, Mongolia treats self-employed individuals or contractors and full-time workers differently and there are risks associated with misclassification.

Employing in Mongolia

Workers rights in Mongolia are protected by the Mongolian Constitution and the Labor Code of 1999, both of which guarantee equal pay for equal work and protections against discrimination based on age, religion, gender expression, and race.

Common questions that could come up during the hiring process include the 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 Mongolia.

Public holidays

Below are national public holidays applicable for all regions in this country. Remote customers have access to a detailed list of regional public holidays within the Remote platform. Sign up now to access all public holiday information.

Minimum wage

The Mongolian minimum wage is currently fixed at MNT420,000 ($134) per month.

Competitive benefits package in Mongolia

At Remote, we’re obsessed with helping you craft the best possible employee experience for your team. We are leading the way in practicing “fair equity,” which means making sure employees everywhere have access to both the required and supplemental benefits they need to thrive (and that will allow you to attract the best local talent).

Our benefits packages in Mongolia are tailored to fulfill the local needs of your employees. Typically, our packages contain some or all of the following benefits:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Mental Health Support
  • Pension or 401(K)
  • Life and Disability Insurance

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Taxes in Mongolia

Learn how employment taxes affect your payroll and your employees’ paychecks in Mongolia. 

  • Employer

    • 7%: Pension

    • 2%: Medical Insurance

    • 0.4% - 3%: Benefit Insurance

    • 0.2%: Unemployment Insurance

  • Employee

    • 11.5%: Social security

Types of leave

Paid time off

Mongolian employees are entitled to 15 days’ paid vacation every year, with additional days depending on the worker’s tenure:

  • Six to 10 years of employment: three days
  • 11 - 15 years of employment: five days
  • 16 - 20 years of employment: seven days
  • 21 - 25 years of employment: nine days
  • 26 - 31 years of employment: 11 days
  • 32+ years of employment: 14 days

Public holidays

Mongolia observes nine national public holidays.

Sick leave

Employees are entitled to paid sick leave for a maximum of 66 working days for each period of sick leave absence. The total amount per year is capped at 132 days.

The first five days of sick leave must be paid by the employer. Any subsequent days are paid from the Social Insurance Fund.

The paid sick leave entitlement applies when an employee is absent due to sickness, household accidents, or due to the instance of a miscarriage or abortion before the 196th day of pregnancy. This sick leave provision is dependent on contributions made to social insurance for a period of at least three months.

Maternity leave

Expectant mothers, both natural and adoptive, are entitled to 120 days of paid (at a rate of 70% of the normal salary) maternity leave, starting 60 days before delivery. Adoptive single fathers are equally entitled to this childcare leave if they’re adopting newborns.

Paternity/parental leave

Parents of children under the age of three can take an extended childcare leave, during which their employer is required to make social insurance payments on their behalf.

Employment termination

Termination process

An employer can terminate a worker for misconduct, dishonesty, poor performance, or any other agreement outlined in an employment contract.

Notice period

The mandatory notice period is 30 days.

Severance pay

Workers are entitled to severance pay equal to a month’s wages if they’re dismissed for military duty, business liquidation, or if they reach retirement age.

Probation periods

Limited to three months.

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