Everything You Need to Know About OneDrive Pricing in 2021

OneDrive has been a leading cloud storage service provider for both personal and business use. If you are planning to subscribe to a OneDrive plan either for personal or professional use, we recommend reading the rest of this article to get an idea on Microsoft Office 365 and OneDrive pricing. Please keep in mind that these prices reflect OneDrive pricing in 2021.

Microsoft OneDrive Pricing for Personal and Home Usage

Microsoft offers primarily two types of plans for users who are considering OneDrive for personal use. They can subscribe to either Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) or standalone OneDrive. Microsoft 365 subscription provides access to Office apps such as MS Office, Outlook, Teams, etc. On the other hand, standalone OneDrive can only be used to store data either via browser or a desktop and mobile client.

If your PC or laptop is running on outdated Office apps, subscribing to Microsoft 365 plans is a good idea. It not only gives access to the Office suite but also provides storage up to 6 TB. The highest you can get in a standalone plan is 100 GB and it costs you $1.99 per month.

Microsoft 365 Family

$99.99 / year

         $9.99 / month

Microsoft 365 Personal

$69.99 / year

     $6.99 /  month

OneDrive Standalone 



$1.99 / month


OneDrive Basic 5 GB


Office Apps

Office apps included

Office apps included

Office apps included

Office apps  included

Total Storage

6 TB total

(1 TB per  person for  up to 6 people)



100 GB





Fully installed and always up-to-date versions of Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint for Windows or Mac (plus Access and Publisher for PC only).

1 person

Each user can install the Office apps on up to 5 PCs or Macs.

Multiple PCs/Macs, tablets, and mobile devices, including Windows, iOS, and Android

Multiple PCs/Macs, tablets, and mobile devices, including Windows, iOS, and Android



Personal Vault  

Protect your most important files, photos, and videos with identity verification.

Unlimited up to your OneDrive storage limit


Unlimited up to your OneDrive storage limit


3 files

3 files



Expiring sharing links  

Set an expiration date for shared links and give others limited-time access.



Ransomware detection and recovery

Get alerted if we detect a malicious attack like ransomware and get help restoring your OneDrive files to a point before they were compromised up to 30 days after an attack.



Files restore 

Restore your entire OneDrive to a previous time within the last 30 days. Use to recover from accidental mass deletion, file corruption, ransomware, or other catastrophic events.



Password-protected sharing links

Set and require a password on shared files or folders to prevent unintended recipients from accessing them.



Multipage scan

Use your phone to scan and save multiple pages of printed documents, receipts, business cards, or whiteboard notes.



Offline folders

Access entire folders on your mobile devices without being online.



Increased sharing limit

Share 10 times more content per day than allowed with the free version of OneDrive.



Expandable storage

Add more cloud storage, as you need it, for a monthly fee.

Up to 2 TB total storage

Up to 2 TB total storage



Free Office for the web

Use Word, PowerPoint, and Excel to easily create, edit, share, and co-author documents. Requires no installation.

PC folder backup

Turn on PC folder backup to automatically back up and sync your desktop, documents, and pictures folders to OneDrive.

Advanced sync technology

Sync files between your PC or Mac and the cloud, so you can get your files from anywhere on any device.

Mobile apps

Download the OneDrive app for anywhere access, to share, edit, and annotate your files on the go.

Web-based access

Access all your OneDrive files and photos on the web with rich previews and editing in Office apps.

Search and discover

Quickly find your files using keywords or dates.


Automatically save your phone’s camera roll to OneDrive and access your photos in the mobile app, online, or on your PC or Mac.

Anywhere editing

Access and edit Office app files or PDFs from your PC, Mac, phone, or tablet.

Files on-demand

Save space on your PC with OneDrive files on demand.

File sharing 

Share files, folders, and photos with friends and family.

Version history

Easily restore any OneDrive file to a previous point in time, up to 30 days after being modified.


Offline files

Access selected files without being online.

Real-time collaboration

Collaborate on Office documents with anyone in real-time.


OneDrive protects your privacy. We do not scan your photos, files, or personal content to target ads to you.

OneDrive for Business Pricing in 2021

OneDrive for Business, often referred to as Microsoft or Office 365, is ideal for business or commercial use. The major difference between OneDrive and OneDrive for Business is seats. An organization or a company can buy a certain number of seats or users to provide OneDrive access to all of their employees.

OneDrive for Business pricing begins at $5 per user and goes up to $12.50 per user. While basic plans are ideal for small companies and startups, large companies and enterprises should opt for the top-tier plans for better features and security. Please check the table below for a detailed overview of different OneDrive for Business plans.

OneDrive for Business (Plan 1)
$5.00 user/month
(annual commitment)
OneDrive for Business (Plan 2)

$10.00 user/month

(annual commitment)

Microsoft 365 Business Basic

$5.00 user/month

(annual commitment)

Or buy for $6.00 per user/month with a monthly commitment

Try free for one month

Microsoft 365 Business Standard

$12.50 user/month

(annual commitment)

Or buy for $15.00 per user/month with a monthly commitment

Try free for one month

Office apps included

Not included

Office apps included

Not included

Office apps included


Web and mobile versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint included.

Office apps included

1 TB per user

Unlimited individual cloud storage

1 TB per user

1 TB per user

File size up to 100 GB

Share files securely inside or outside your organization.

Apply policies to ensure content is shared appropriately.

Revoke access at any time to control and secure content.

Set access expiration date for externally shared files and folders.

Block downloading of shared files.

Access files from anywhere with OneDrive mobile apps for Android™, iOS, and Windows.

Files On-Demand

Access files in the cloud without the need to download them and use storage space on devices.

Differential sync

Sync only parts of the changed files rather than the entire files.

Take files offline on OneDrive mobile app.

Automatically back up photos on OneDrive mobile app.

Enjoy a full-fidelity web experience with 320+ file previews and growing.

Edit Office app files or PDFs anywhere from your PC, Mac, mobile device, or tablet.

Coauthor Office files on web, desktop, and mobile.

Collaborate using advanced capabilities like @mentions, comments, and tasks.

Share files securely inside or outside your organization.

Specify file and folder access controls for the recipients.

Set custom passwords to protect sharing links.

Block download of shared files and folders.

Set dates to expire access to shared files and folders.

Find the most relevant files with built-in intelligent search and discovery tools.

Use multipage scan to quickly store documents, receipts, business cards, or whiteboards with OneDrive mobile app.

Access the most updated files with built-in version history.

Get data encryption in transit and at rest.

Protect and backup your Desktop, Pictures, and Document folders with Known Folder Move.

Identify, monitor, and protect sensitive information with Advanced data loss prevention.

File auditing and reporting

Data retention


Sensitivity labels

Compliance offerings

Around-the-clock phone and online support

Licensed for commercial use

FastTrack deployment support with purchase of 50+ seats at no extra cost

Maximum number of people



Web versions of Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote

Always up-to-date versions of Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote for iOS or Android devices on up to 5 mobile devices and 5 tablets

Get email hosting with 50 GB mailbox.

Use your own custom domain name (e.g. yourname@yourcompany.com)

Host unlimited HD video conference meetings for up to 250 people.

Get a hub for teamwork with Microsoft Teams.

Manage tasks and teamwork with Microsoft Planner.

Collaborate across departments and locations with Yammer.

Inform and engage employees with a SharePoint intranet. Connect teams to content, expertise, and processes with the SharePoint team sites.

Share your files directly in Teams.

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