How Much Does a Money Order Cost?

Money orders are a fast and convenient way to turn cash into a check and is basically a check that is not connected to your bank account.   They are ideal for those who don’t have a checking account, you’re worried about a bounced check, you need to mail money and/or you want to send a payment more securely.

A money order can usually be processed in a variety of places such as the post office, supermarket, bank or even a convenience store, but the post office is by far the most common place to purchase a money order.

International money order by Dvortygirl, on Flickr
International money order” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Dvortygirl

How much does a money order cost?

LocationCost
7-Eleven$1 to $5
Albertson's$0.65
Bank of America$5
Bank of the West$5
BB&T$5
Chase Bank$5
Circle K$0.99 to $1.29
Citibank$5
CVS$0.70
Family Fare$0.75
Fifth Third Bank$1.25
Giant Eagle$0.99
HSBC$5
Kmart$0.70
Kroger$0.65
M&T Bank$5
Meijer$0.65
MoneyGram$0.70
Navy Federal Credit Union$14.50
Pentagon Federal Credit Union$2
Publix$0.89
QuikTrip$1.50
Regions Bank$1
Rite Aid$0.89
Safeway$0.59
Smith's$0.70
TD Bank$5
US Bank$5
USPS$1.20/$1.60
Vons$0.89
Walgreens$0.60
Walmart$0.70
Wells Fargo$5
Western Union$1
Winco$0.30

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How to fill out a postal money order

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