Hire Employees & Contractors


Compliantly hire your distributed team members in


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Hiring in


isn't so simple. Borderless can help.

To hire new employees in


, your business must have a local legal entity or an Employer of Record like Borderless in place already. Then there’s the management of local employment compliance, taxes, benefits, payroll, and more. Hiring contractors poses similar challenges.

Borderless handles all of that for you, so you can focus on getting to work with your new team member in


while staying fully compliant with local laws and compliance.

Primary Language



Egyptian pound (£, EGP)

Payroll Frequency


Public Holidays

14 days

Employer Taxes


Cost of Living Index

30.10 (2021)

Statutory Leave

21 days

Sick Leave

Up to 180 days

Maternity Leave

3 months

Important: Risks of misclassification

In many countries like


, the treatment of employees and contractors is different. If you misclassify a new team member, you could be subjected to penalties and fines. Let Borderless get this right for you, so you don’t have to worry.

Payment Information

Minimum Wage

The minimum wage in Egypt is EGP 2,700 per month.

Overtime Pay

Over 8 hours but not exceeding 10 hours a day 

  • Daytime: additional 35%
  • Night-time: additional 70%

Additional Pay

There are no additional pay details for Egypt.

Payroll Cycle

For all Borderless customers, payments will be made in monthly installments by the last day of each month.

Employer Costs & Taxes

  • 18.75%: Social security contribution
  • 11%: Employee social insurance contribution
  • 29.75%: Total estimated cost

Employee Costs & Taxes

  • 0-25%: Personal Income Tax 
  • 11%: Social Security Contribution

Employment Information

Termination Process

An employee can be terminated without compensation only if the cause is illegal, dishonest. Otherwise, severance is required and the amount would be based on time employed in the company.

Notice period

The notice period is based on the length of employment:

  • Employees with less than 10 years tenure: 2 months
  • Employees with over 10 years tenure: 3 months

Probation Period

The probation period in Egypt is up to 3 months

Severance Details

2 months pay for termination without just cause.

For closed term contracts, the remainder of salary for time worked is required for unfair dismissal.

Benefits of working in a country abroad

Borderless Benefits Packages in


When the world is your competition, it pays to incentivize new hires and existing alike. Borderless benefits packages typically include:

Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Contributions

Learn how to hire quickly and easily in


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