PayPal fees calculator

This quick and easy PayPal fees calculator lets you know exactly how much PayPal will apply in fees for a particular transaction.
By: Jonah Keri
Jonah Keri
Jonah Keri is a trader and analyst who spent 11 years at Investor's Business Daily covering the markets. He… read more.
Updated: Feb 5, 2021

With just a few pieces of information, the Invezz PayPal fees calculator quickly tells you what you’ll be paying in merchant fees when buying goods or services through PayPal. Read on to see how our PayPal fees calculator works.

How to use our PayPal fees calculator

To use our PayPal fees calculator, follow these steps:

  1. Enter in the location of the party sending the item.
  2. Enter in the location of the party receiving the item.
  3. Enter in the amount being sent, using your choice of numerous different currencies.
  4. Enter in the standard PayPal fee rate.
  5. The calculator will tell you how much you’ll either earn or have to pay (depending on which side of the transaction you’re on), taking into account both PayPal service fees and if it’s a cross-border transaction) currency exchange and additional foreign currency exchange fees.

How the PayPal fees calculator works

Our PayPal fees calculator works by crunching the numbers on multiple forms of information (PayPal standard fees, foreign currency exchange fees, and foreign currency exchange rates), then telling you how much the amount received will be when compared to the original amount sent. 

Why should I use it?

PayPal charges merchant fees for transactions, so you’ll want to account for those fees when determining how much you stand to spend (or receive) when performing a transaction using the platform. 

Our PayPal calculator also instantly calculates the exchange rates and exchange fees associated with transactions that take place between two people in different countries, further clarifying how PayPal arrives at the final amount received as compared to the initial amount sent.

What is PayPal? 

PayPal is an online payment service that serves as an alternative to traditional, cash-based transactions. PayPal is one of the most popular forms of making online payments and has even begun integrating with cryptocurrency-related transactions in recent years. For instance, allowing you to trade forex and buy bitcoin with PayPal directly.


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Jonah Keri
Financial Writer
Jonah Keri is a trader and analyst who spent 11 years at Investor's Business Daily covering the markets. He now writes about stocks, cryptocurrencies, and other… read more.