VPN Price Comparison
Here’s a table comparing the prices of the top 15 VPN services:
|VPN Service||Price (per month)||Required Plan Length||Money-Back Guarantee||Our Ranking|
|ExpressVPN||$6.67||15 months||30 days||#1|
|NordVPN||$3.30||24 months||30 days||#2|
|CyberGhost||$2.25||36 months||45 days||#3|
|IPVanish||$3.75||12 months||30 days||#4|
|Surfshark||$2.49||27 months||30 days||#5|
|PrivateVPN||$1.98||24 months||30 days||#6|
|PIA||$2.08||24 months||30 days||#7|
|Windscribe||$4.08||12 months||3 days||#8|
|ProtonVPN||$4.00||24 months||30 days||#9|
|VPNArea||$2.99||36 months||30 days||#10|
|HideMyAss||$2.99||36 months||30 days||#12|
|VPN.ac||$3.75||24 months||7 days||#13|
|FastestVPN||$1.11||36 months||15 days||#14|
|Hide.me||$2.75||26 months||30 days||#15|
A money-back guarantee is similar to a free trial, but you need to pay for the duration of the subscription first and then claim a refund.
As the table above shows, price isn’t always an accurate indicator of quality within the VPN market.
That said, the best VPNs simply aren’t free. You should expect to pay a modest monthly fee to protect your privacy, security, and freedom online.
Based on the cheapest available price for each of our top 20 VPNs, the average monthly cost of a VPN in August 2021 is $3.96. If you only want to pay for a month at a time, the average price rises to $11.32
To get the best deal on a VPN, you’ll almost always need to commit to at least a 12-month contract. You’ll probably also need to pay for the entire subscription up front.
Purchasing a VPN can therefore feel like quite an investment, so it’s worth doing your research. Check out our VPN reviews for a detailed look at 68 different services, or see our best VPNs for an overview of our top-rated VPNs.