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Free Tier*
You can get started with Amazon SQS for free. All customers receive 1 million Amazon SQS queuing requests for free each month. Some applications may be able to operate within this free tier limit.

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AWS Free Tier includes 1 million requests with Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS).

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  • First 1 million Amazon SQS Requests per month are free
  • $0.50 per 1 million Amazon SQS Requests per month thereafter ($0.00000050 per SQS Request)
  • All SQS API calls count as a Request
  • A single Request can have from 1 to 10 messages, up to a maximum total payload of 256KB.
  • Each 64KB ‘chunk’ of payload is billed as 1 Request. For example, a single API call with a 256KB payload will be billed as four Requests.
  • When utilizing the Amazon SQS Extended Client Library to send payloads using Amazon S3, you will incur Amazon S3 charges for any Amazon S3 storage used to send message payloads.
  • First 1 million Amazon SQS Requests per month are free
  • $0.476 per 1 million Amazon SQS Requests per month thereafter ($0.000000476 per SQS Request)
  • All SQS API calls count as a Request
  • A single request can have from 1 to 10 messages, up to a maximum total payload of 256KB.
  • Each 64KB ‘chunk’ of payload is billed as 1 request. For example, a single API call with a 256KB payload will be billed as four requests.
  • When utilizing the Amazon SQS Extended Client Library to send payloads using Amazon S3, you will incur Amazon S3 charges for any Amazon S3 storage used to send message payloads.
  • No free tier
  • $0.60 per 1 million Amazon SQS Requests per month thereafter ($0.00000060 per SQS Request)
  • All SQS API calls count as a Request
  • A single request can have from 1 to 10 messages, up to a maximum total payload of 256KB.
  • Each 64KB ‘chunk’ of payload is billed as 1 request. For example, a single API call with a 256KB payload will be billed as four requests.
  • When utilizing the Amazon SQS Extended Client Library to send payloads using Amazon S3, you will incur Amazon S3 charges for any Amazon S3 storage used to send message payloads.

Amazon SQS Requests are listed on the Product Details page.

The pricing below is based on data transferred “in” and “out” of Amazon SQS.


Except as otherwise noted, our prices are exclusive of applicable taxes and duties, including VAT and applicable sales tax. For customers with a Japanese billing address, use of AWS is subject to Japanese Consumption Tax. Learn more.

Data transfer “in” and “out” refers to transfer into and out of Amazon SQS. Data transferred between Amazon SQS and Amazon EC2 within a single region is free of charge (i.e., $0.00 per GB). Data transferred between Amazon SQS and Amazon EC2 in different regions will be charged at Internet Data Transfer rates on both sides of the transfer.

 * Your usage for the free tier is calculated each month across all regions (except the GovCloud Region) and automatically applied to your bill – unused monthly free usage will not roll over. Restrictions apply; see offer terms for more details.
** As part of AWS’s Free Usage Tier, new AWS customers will receive free 15 GB of data transfer out each month aggregated across all AWS services for one year (does not apply in the AWS GovCloud region).
*** Data transfer out rate tiers aggregate outbound data transfer across Amazon EC2, AWS Lambda, Amazon EBS, Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Amazon RDS, Amazon SimpleDB, Amazon SQS, Amazon SNS, Amazon DynamoDB, AWS Storage Gateway, and Amazon VPC.