Staffing and Recruiting Experts in Costa Rica

Discover Costa Rica's top talent and take your business global with our recruitment experts in Costa Rica and 70+ countries. Grow your team virtually in Costa Rica and unlock the potential of borderless talent today.

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Payroll Frequency

Monthly, Bi-Monthly, Weekly



Capital City

San José

Employer Tax Rate


Recruitment Agency Costs in Costa Rica

In Costa Rica, professional recruitment agency fees range from 22-27% of the first-year annual base salary of a recruited employee. Recruitment agencies also require an upfront retainer and payment in advance installments of the agency fee based on milestones such as start of recruitment, presentation of candidates, and scheduling interviews with a candidate shortlist.

We know this might sound overwhelming—but it doesn’t have to be. A solution like Lundi eliminates the barriers for you. With Lundi, you can recruit talent across 70+ countries, easily managing recruitment—all in one, easy-to-use platform. Get an overview of what you need to know when hiring in Costa Rica below.

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Employer Tax Costs in Costa Rica

In Costa Rica, an employer’s social contributions total 26.5% and include contributions for health and maternity, basic pension, Banco Popular employer fee, family assignations, social aid, INA, contributions from Banco Popular employer, labor capitalization fund, complementary pension fund, and the National Insurance Institute (INS).

Employee Income Taxes in Costa Rica

Employees in Costa Rica pay between 0% and 25% in taxes depending on their income bracket. Employees also pay social security contributions of 10.5%.

Employee Probation in Costa Rica

The probationary period in Costa Rica is three months.

Employee Overtime in Costa Rica

Employees in Costa Rica work 48 hours per week.Any work over 48 hours in a week is considered overtime, and is paid at 150% regular wages. On holidays or weekly rest days, that amount is doubled. Overtime work cannot exceed four hours per day.

Employee Notice in Costa Rica

Notice periods in Costa Rica depend on the length of employment. The breakdown is as follows:

  • Less than three months: No notice required
  • Three to six months: One week notice
  • Six months to one year: Two weeks notice
  • More than one year: One month notice

During the notice period, the employee is entitled to take one paid day off per week to find a new position.

Termination in Costa Rica

Employees in Costa Rica dismissed without just cause are entitled to severance pay. The amount of this depends on their length of employment:Three to six months: Seven days of paySix months to one year: 14 days of payOne year: 19.5 days of payTwo years: 20 days of payThree years: 20.5 days of payFour years: 21 days of payFive years: 21.24 days of paySix years: 21.5 days of paySeven to nine years: 22 days of pay10 years: 21.5 days of pay11 years: 21 days of pay12 years: 20.5 days of pay13 years and over: 20 days of payEmployees fired with just cause are paid only their acquired vacation days and Christmas bonus portion earned that year.

How to Recruit in Costa Rica

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Within days, we’ll introduce you to the right talent for your team. The average time to match is one week.
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No matter the industry or the function, the talent you need could be already living in another country. That’s why we created our borderless talent strategy.