With AWS Config, you are charged based on the number of configuration items recorded. A configuration item is a record of the configuration of a resource, in your AWS account. There is no up-front commitment and you can stop recording configuration items at any time.

AWS public regions pricing details

AWS Config

A configuration item is a record of the configuration of a resource in your AWS account. You pay $0.003 per configuration item recorded in your AWS account per Region. You are charged only once for recording the configuration item. There is no additional fee for retaining the configuration item or any up-front commitment. You can stop recording configuration items at any time and continue to access the previously recorded configuration items. Charges per configuration item are rolled up into your monthly bill.

AWS Config rules

With AWS Config rules, you are charged based on the number of active rules in your account. Each time an AWS resource is compared with a rule, and a result is recorded, the rule is considered active for that month. You can choose to evaluate rules when AWS resources change, or at periodic intervals like hourly or daily. With consolidated billing, AWS combines the usage from all accounts to determine which volume pricing tiers to apply, giving you a lower overall price whenever possible.

Active AWS Config rules Price
First 10 rules $2.00 per active AWS Config rule per Region per month
Next 40 rules $1.50 per active AWS Config rule per Region per month
For 50 rules and more $1.00 per active AWS Config rule per Region per month

AWS GovCloud (US) pricing details

We encourage our government customers and their partners to take advantage of the AWS GovCloud (US) Region for AWS Config and AWS Config rules. In the GovCloud (US) Region, you pay $0.0036 per configuration item recorded. AWS Config rules will be charged according to the following tiered pricing.

Active AWS Config rules Price
First 10 rules $2.40 per active AWS Config rule per month
Next 40 rules $1.80 per active AWS Config rule per month
For 50 rules and more $1.20 per active AWS Config rule per month

Additional costs

Configuration snapshots and configuration history files are delivered to you in the Amazon S3 bucket that you choose, and configuration change notifications are delivered via Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS). Standard rates for Amazon S3 and Amazon SNS apply. Custom rules are authored using AWS Lambda. Standard rates for AWS Lambda apply.

Except as otherwise noted, our prices are exclusive of applicable taxes and duties, including VAT, GST and applicable sales tax.

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