What are the fees for PayPal accounts?

PayPal does not charge a fee to open a PayPal account. We charge fees for the following circumstances:

  • When you receive money from a purchase. 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.
  • When you receive payments from outside your country or region. 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.
  • When you send personal payments using a credit card, the sender always pays the fee.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.
  • 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.
Here’s how to view fees applied to any of your payments:
  1. Log in to your PayPal account.
  2. Click Activity.
  3. Click the payment you want to review.