PayPal Fee Calculator

Add your payment amount below to calculate your PayPal processing fees or estimate how much you need to charge to net a certain amount.

Fees calculating using PayPal's standard 2.9% + $0.30 fixed fee domestic rate.
PayPal Fees

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The amount you should charge to receive a net payment of $0.00
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If you’re accepting payment using a service like PayPal, then you’re likely asking yourself how much it will cost. The answer is “it depends.”

The calculator above assumes a standard domestic card payment, but the fees vary quite a bit and depend on a few factors.

How Much Does PayPal Charge?

So, just how much does PayPal charge then?

The payment process cost depends on whether the transaction is domestic or international, the currency used, and the type of transaction.

PayPal charges 2.9% of the total plus a flat $0.30 for a typical domestic transaction in US dollars using a card as of February 2021.

How to Calculate the PayPal Fee

To calculate the PayPal fee, refer to the PayPal fee schedule[1] to find the rate for your transaction and use the following formula.

total fees = (amount × fee rate) + fixed fee

Thus, the total fee will be equal to the transaction amount times the fee rate, plus the fixed fee, if any.

For example, let’s calculate the total PayPal fees for a $50.00 transaction with the standard USD domestic rate of 2.9% plus $0.30.

total fees = ($50.00 × 0.029) + $0.30
total fees = $1.45 + $0.30
total fees = $1.75

So, PayPal will charge $1.75 to process this transaction.

PayPal rates are subject to change and vary by transaction. Refer to PayPal’s rate schedule for the actual fees for your transaction. The actual fees charged by PayPal may vary from these calculations.


  1. PayPal, PayPal Consumer Fees,