Which conversion rate is used by PayPal for international payments?

The conversion rate used for international payments may vary depending on the transaction.

The conversion rate is calculated at the time the money is converted into another currency, for example in the following situations:

  • If the money is transferred from one currency balance in an account to another, then the conversion rate will be calculated and displayed during the conversion.
  • If currency conversion is required for a payment, the conversion rate is calculated and shown during the Send Money process.
Follow these steps to see PayPal's current conversion rate:
  1. Go to your PayPal balance.
  2. Click Manage currencies.
  3. Enter the information in the drop-down menus under Exchange and click Calculate. If you click Continue, the money will effectively be converted to another currency and a conversion fee will be charged.