Skrill vs PayPal


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Availability 201 countries 202 countries
Currencies 40 different currencies 24 different currencies
Deposit options: 10+ deposit options

Manual Bank Transfer (free)

Credit Cards (fee 1,9 %)

Debit cards (fee 1,9 %)

Skrill also accepts Sofort Überweisung (1,5 %), Swift (free) and Paysafecard (5,5 %)

Manual Bank Transfer or Trustly, different hidden fees for different countries and methods.


Withdrawing options: All Bank withdraws (2,95 EUR)

Skrill Prepaid Mastercard (1,8 EUR)

Paypal has many hidden and unclear fees for different countries and withdrawal methods.
Money Transfer/P2P transactions 1,45 % (min 0,5 EUR) Free, when money comes from Paypal balance.

3.4% + €0.35 EUR, when the money comes from a debit or credit card, the sender decides who pays this fee. And even higher for some countries.


Receive Funds via P2P transactions Free 3.4% + $0.30 USD (US)

3.9% + $0.30 EUR(Outside US)

Paying at a shop or transferring funds with any merchant Free Free
Currency Conversion 2,99 – 4,99 % around 3,5% (depending on currency)