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City Index fees explained

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Overview of City Index fees and charges

When trading or investing at an online broker, fees can have a big impact on your results, so it's good to know what kind of charges you'll be facing and how these compare to fees at other brokers.

If fees are your top concern, City Index is a good choice, as it has low fees in general. Check our toplist for cheaper brokers.

I found City Index's trading fees fairly low
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I've personally tested dozens of global brokers, carefully looking at their fees not just on their website but also in the course of live trading. Here's how City Index fared:

  • City Index charges low FX fees and average CFD fees.
  • There is an inactivity fee if you don't trade for an extended period of time.
  • The basic withdrawal fee is $0, but some transactions may cost more.
  • Read our full review of City Index for info on safety, trading platforms and funding.
City Index fees at a glance
Assets Fee level Fee terms
S&P 500 CFD Average The fees are built into the spread, 0.4 points is the average spread cost during peak trading hours.
Europe 50 CFD Low The fees are built into the spread, 1.9 points is the average spread cost during peak trading hours.
EURUSD Low The fees are built into the spread, 1.1 pips is the average spread cost during peak trading hours.
Inactivity fee Low £12 per month after one year of inactivity

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Low FX fees

City Index forex fees
EURUSD spread
1.1 0.7 0.8
GBPUSD spread
2.0 0.9 1.6
AUDUSD spread
1.1 0.7 1.5
EURCHF spread
2.4 2.5 1.8
EURGBP spread
1.6 1.1 1.3
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Average CFD fees

The stock index CFD fees are low, but the stock CFD fees are high,

Spread and commission for a $2,000 CFD trade
S&P 500 index CFD fee
$3.2 $3.5 $1.4
Euro Stoxx 50 index CFD fee
$3.3 $3.4 $4.2
Apple CFD fee
$23.2 $23.4 $9.4
Vodafone CFD fee
$29.1 $26.8 $11.5
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Low inactivity fee, no withdrawal fee

There is no withdrawal fee or account maintenance fee.
On the other hand, there is a£12 monthly fee after one year of inactivity.

Inactivity fee
Withdrawal fee
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Adam Nasli
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I bring extensive financial expertise as one of BrokerChooser's earliest team members. Personally, I tested nearly all 100+ brokers on our site, opening real-money accounts, executing trades, assessing customer services, and providing firsthand assessment. My professional background includes roles in the banking sector and a degree from Central European University, where I teach finance. My passions lies in in-depth research of the financial industry, building trading algorithms, and managing long-term investments.
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