With Amazon MQ, you pay only for what you use. There are no minimum fees or upfront commitments. You pay for the time your message broker instance runs, the storage you use monthly, and standard data transfer fees**. It’s easy to get started with Amazon MQ for the first 12 months with the AWS Free Tier.

Broker Instance Pricing

Hourly Instance Usage

You pay for message broker usage on an hourly basis (billed at one second resolution), with varying fees depending on the size of the message broker instance and whether you choose a single-instance broker or active/standby broker for high availability. See the Broker Instance Pricing Tables for details.

Broker Storage Pricing

Monthly Storage Usage

With Amazon MQ you pay for the average amount of storage you use per month. This is calculated by adding up the GB used each hour and dividing by the number of hours in the month, resulting in a value in "GB-Months", as shown in the pricing example. See the Broker Storage Pricing Table for details.

AWS Free Tier

Amount and Duration

Amazon MQ is free to try. The AWS Free Tier includes up to 750 hours of a single-instance mq.t2.micro broker per month, and up to 1GB of storage per month for one year. New AWS accounts receive 12 months of AWS Free Tier access. See the AWS Free Tier for details.

Broker Instance Pricing

Data Transfer Fees

For traffic forwarded between brokers across availability zones in the same region, you will be charged at $0.01/GB in each direction. For cross-region networks, you will be charged for bandwidth out of each region according to the EC2 pricing schedule. For example, from US-East (N. Virginia) to US-West (Oregon) you will be charged $0.02/GB. Bandwidth into an AWS region is not charged.

For Networks of Brokers, there are no additional charges. You will be charged for each broker in the network, plus any data transfer fees for network traffic between AZs or regions

You will pay standard AWS data transfer charges for data transferred in and out of Amazon MQ.


Pricing Example

If you are operating an mq.m5.large active/standby broker in the US East (N. Virginia) region, and your broker uses 1GB of storage for 15 days in March, and 2GB of storage for the final 16 days in March, you would pay the following for the month:

Broker instance charge
Instance usage (in hours) = 31 days x 24 hrs/day = 744 hours
x $0.576 (price per hour for an mq.m5.large active/standby broker in the US East (N. Virginia) region)
= $428.54

Storage charge

Storage usage in GB-Hours = [1GB x 15 days x (24 hrs/day)] + [2GB x 16 days x (24 hrs/day)]
= 1,128 GB-Hours

Convert GB-Hours to GB-Months to calculate the monthly charge:
1,128 GB-Hours / 24 hrs / 31 days = 1.516129 GB-Months
x $0.30 (the price per GB-Month in US East region)
= $0.45

Total charge = $428.54 (broker instance charge) + $0.45 (storage charge) = $428.99


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