How Much Does It Cost to Send Money with Western Union?

Western Union offers a global money transfer service, and there are three ways you can send money: in person, online and by phone.

With Western Union, one can send money online 24/7. The receiver can collect the money as cash at any Western Union agent location worldwide. In certain countries, the money can either be received in a mobile wallet or deposited into a bank account. To perform an international transfer of money, the sender has to visit a Western Union location. The offices are available in over 185 different locations with more than 100,000 locations to choose from.

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How much is it?

Sending $100 from U.S. for cash pickupTo Country:
$0 (online) or $14 (in person) or $12 (credit card)China
$5 (online) or $11 (in person) or $5 (credit card)India
$0 (online) or $8 (in person) or $5 (credit card)Mexico
$0 (online) or $10 (in person) or $5 (credit card)Philippines

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Average Reported Cost: $667.67

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How much did you spend?

Was it worth it?  

  1. ashleigh roper (baton rouge,  Louisiana) paid $1652 and said:

    western union wire

    Was it worth it? Yes

  2. daniel (monroe,  North Carolina) paid $151 and said:

    Total ripoff. Highway robbery.

    Was it worth it? No

  3. tasha (CHICAGO,  Illinois) paid $200 and said:

    yes

    Was it worth it? Yes

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