What are the fees for PayPal accounts?

Opening an account:
PayPal does not charge a fee to open a PayPal account.

Sending money – Personal payments:
There are no fees within the U.S. to send money to family and friends when you use only your PayPal balance or bank account, or a combination of your PayPal balance and bank account.

For more information on the fees to send money as a personal payment using a debit card or credit card please visit our fees page.

Receiving money – Personal payments:
It's free to receive money from friends or family in the U.S. when they send the money from the PayPal website using only their PayPal balance or their bank account, or a combination of their PayPal balance and bank account.

Goods and services – Purchase payments:
There’s no fee to use PayPal to purchase goods or services. However, if you receive money for goods or services, there will be a fee charged for each transaction you receive.

International payments:
There is a fee when you send a payment to someone in another country or if you receive a payment from someone in another country. The PayPal User Agreement has specific information.

Withdrawing money:
You can transfer money from your PayPal account to your bank account at no cost. If you prefer to receive a check, there will be a fee charged. You can also move money to your bank account using an eligible debit card linked to your PayPal account, an applicable fee will be charged. Transfers typically occur within 30 minutes.