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PayPal Fees Calculator in the United Kingdom.

PayPal merchant fees are confusing. Use this simple calculator to find out how much PayPal will charge you, wherever your customers are.

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As well as merchant fees, you’ll also face PayPal charges if you receive payments from a different country or currency. PayPal adds a markup to the exchange rate used to convert your money back to pounds which might mean you get less than you expect when you withdraw your PayPal balance.

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PayPal fees for sellers: What's domestic vs international?

PayPal UK fees vary depending on whether the payment is considered domestic or international.

Domestic payments: The person sending and the person receiving the payment both have PayPal accounts registered in the same country/territory.

International payments: Sender and receiver PayPal accounts are registered in different countries/territories. Some exceptions apply, where country groupings are used to calculate international transaction rates.

For example, euro and Swedish krona transactions count as domestic payments if both the sender and the receiver are registered with PayPal in the European Economic Area (EEA).

Check out the PayPal Country/Territory Grouping Table for more information.

PayPal fees for sellers: What's domestic vs international?

Standard rate for receiving domestic transactions with PayPal

Here are the PayPal fees for domestic transactions:

  • 2.9% of the transaction value if the recipient is based in the UK

  • 3.4% of the transaction amount if the recipient lives in: Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Latvia, San Marino, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Slovenia, Estonia, Malta

You’ll also pay a fixed fee which is based on the received currency

For PayPal accounts registered in a few countries the percentage PayPal charges will change based on the value of commercial transactions received. In general, the more you receive via PayPal, the lower your rate becomes.

Sounds complicated? If you want to use our calculator to do the maths for you, get it here.

Country of recipient's (seller's) addressPayPal Fee

Gibraltar, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey & United Kingdom (UK)

2.90% + fixed fee

Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Latvia, San Marino, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Slovenia, Estonia, Malta

3.40% + fixed fee

PayPal’s Fixed fee based on received currency

The fixed fee is calculated based on the currency of the transaction. Charity fees may be lower. Get details from PayPal’s official website.
CurrencyFixed fee

Australian dollar

0.30 AUD

Brazilian real

0.60 BRL

Canadian dollar

0.30 CAD

Czech koruna

10.00 CZK

Danish krone

2.60 DKK


0.35 EUR

Hong Kong dollar

2.35 HKD

Hungarian forint

90.00 HUF

Israeli new shekel

1.20 ILS

Japanese yen

40.00 JPY

Malaysian ringgit

2.00 MYR

Mexican peso

4.00 MXN

New Taiwan dollar

10.00 TWD

New Zealand dollar

0.45 NZD

Norwegian krone

2.80 NOK

Philippine peso

15.00 PHP

Polish zloty

1.35 PLN

Russian ruble

10.00 RUB

Singapore dollar

0.50 SGD

Swedish krona

3.25 SEK

Swiss franc

0.55 CHF

Thai baht

11.00 THB

UK pounds sterling

0.30 GBP

US dollar

0.30 USD

PayPal’s fees for receiving an international transaction

If your customers are based abroad, you need to know that PayPal charges an additional percentage fee for international transactions.
Country of the sender (your customer)Fee

Canada & US


Austria, Belgium, Channel Islands, Cyprus, Estonia, France (including French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Reunion and Mayotte), Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom, Vatican City State.


Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom, Vatican City State. Europe II Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Switzerland, Ukraine.


Aland Islands, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden.


Rest of the world


PayPal’s fee for currency conversion

If you’re selling to customers based abroad and receive a payment in a currency different to the default currency of your PayPal merchant account, you’ll pay an extra fee for currency conversion.

This charge is applied as a mark up on the exchange rate, or as PayPal calls it, the “transaction rate”, and means you pay 2.5% of the transaction value to convert your money back to pounds.

Example of a calculation: if the base rate for EUR/GBP is 0.9036 , the transaction rate will be 0.8810 (rate * 0.975).

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PayPal’s fee for currency conversion

PayPal’s other merchant fees

That’s not all. There may be other fees if you use PayPal to collect payments from your customers, such as:

  • Advanced Credit and Debit Card Payments if you use PayPal to add credit card buttons to your website for easier card payment

  • Alternative Payment Method Rates for example if you offer real time bank transfers with a third party provider

  • New Checkout Solution which allows eligible businesses to take card payments

  • PayPal Here Rates (applicable for UK, GG, GI, JE, & IM only) when you take in person card and contactless payments

  • PayPal Website Payments Pro and Virtual Terminal Rates for integrated online and in person payments

  • Mass Payments used to organise and mail payments to many people at once

  • Micropayments for eligible businesses processing payments under £5

PayPal fees FAQs.

PayPal charges 2.9% of the transaction value if the recipient is based in the UK. This percentage increases if the recipient is based abroad and varies by country. To work out how much you’ll be charged if your recipient is based outside the UK, use the PayPal fee calculator at the top of this page.

PayPal selling fees are complex. To accurately calculate how much PayPal will charge you per transaction, your best bet is to use the PayPal fee calculator on this page. Our calculator takes into account the fixed and variable fees per transaction and any cross border fees and exchange rate markup you’ll be charged if selling internationally.

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