When it comes to price, NordVPN is significantly more affordable. NordVPN charges $4.92 per month for the annual plan (a one-time charge of $59) for the first year. That price jumps to $143.40 after those 12 months are up. IPVanish costs $3.75 per month for the first year (billed at $44.99), and then $89.99 every 12 months after that.
For a better deal, you can consider a two-year contract. NordVPN bills a one-time payment of $79 (and then $286.80 every two years afterward). IPVanish occasionally offers such deals but, as of this writing, we cannot confirm that they offer any longer terms than one year at a time.
Both companies offer a month-by-month payment option. NordVPN charges $11.95 per month, while IPVanish charges $10.99 per month. While NordVPN extends its money-back guarantee policy to all plans, IPVanish only extends its refund policy to people who purchase the yearly plan.
IPVanish has a relatively higher number of server locations: 75 compared with 60 server locations with NordVPN. However, when it comes to the actual servers, NordVPN has a much higher number, at over 5,000, compared with 1,600. The server locations are available online for both companies, so you can compare them based on what location you plan to connect to.
While NordVPN offers a dedicated IP at an additional cost, IPVanish does not offer this service. However, the company does allow customers to connect an unlimited number of devices to their VPN, while NordVPN allows a maximum of six devices.