Prices on Upwork are listed in U.S. Dollars ($ USD) but because we operate globally, billing is often done in local currency for your convenience. If you prefer to pay in USD, you may opt out of local currency billing.

Since exchange rates between currencies change constantly, the converted currency showing on Upwork’s platform is an estimate. This means that the rate you see displayed during checkout may not be the exchange rate at the time you are billed.

Upwork defaults to use local currency in credit/debit cards for Visa, MasterCard, or American Express for clients with billing addresses or issuing banks in the following countries:


Discover and PayPal can only be billed in USD.

Currency Country
AUD Australia, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Norfolk Island, Tuvalu
CAD Canada
CHF Liechtenstein, Switzerland
DKK Denmark, Faroe Islands, Greenland
EUR Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Southern and Antarctic Lands, Germany, Greece, Guadeloupe, Holy See, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Martinique, Mayotte, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Portugal, Reunion, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain
GBP Isle of Man, Jersey, United Kingdom
HKD Hong Kong
JPY Japan
NOK Norway, Bouvet Island, Svalbard and Jan Mayen
NZD Cook Islands, New Zealand, Niue, Pitcairn, Tokelau
PLN Poland
SEK Sweden
SGD Singapore
TRY Turkey (Visa and MasterCard only)
ZAR South Africa (Visa and MasterCard only)


To change your preferred currency for credit or debit card billing:

  1. Go to Settings > Billing & Payments
  2. Choose Edit on your credit or debit card
  3. Select your preferred currency
  4. Choose Save Changes


To view local currency and USD charges:

  1. Go to the ReportsTransactions
  2. Choose the Ref ID number for the charge you want to view
  3. Select View Invoice to see the amount sent to your freelancer (in USD) and the amount charged to your card (in your local currency)

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