With AWS Config, you are charged based on the number of configuration items recorded and the number of active AWS Config rules in your account. 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. An AWS Config rule is considered active during a month if it records a compliance result against at least one resource during a particular month.

Pricing details for Public AWS Regions

AWS Config

You pay $0.003 per configuration item recorded in your AWS account per AWS 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. 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 (11-50 rules) $1.50 per active AWS Config rule per Region per month
51 rules and more $1.00 per active AWS Config rule per Region per month

You can choose to evaluate rules when AWS resources change, or at periodic intervals like hourly or daily. The cost per rule per account in a month is the same regardless of how many times the rule is evaluated or how many resources the rule evaluates. You pay only for active rules in a given month, not for the total rules in your accounts.

Pricing example

Let's assume you have the following setup and usage across 10 accounts in your organization.

 

Configuration items per account

Total rules per account

Active rules this month per account

Total active rules across 10 accounts

US East (N.Virginia) Region

30,000

100

50

500

EU (Ireland) Region

10,000

50

5

50

Your monthly charge is calculated as follows. You pay for configuration items and active rules in the current month, not for the total rules in your accounts.

 

Units

Cost per unit

Total cost for 10 accounts

$0.003 per configuration item recorded in US East  (N. Virginia)

30,000

$0.003

$900

$0.003 per configuration item recorded in EU (Ireland)

10,000

$0.003

$300

Cost of AWS Config recording for 10 accounts

 

 

$1,200

$2.00 per active AWS Config rule for the first 10 rules in US East (N.Virginia) Region:

10

$2.00

$20

$1.50 per active AWS Config rule for the next 40 rules US East (N.Virginia) Region

40

$1.50

$60

$1.00 per active AWS Config rule for over 50 rules in US East (N.Virginia) Region

450

$1.00

$450

$2.00 per active AWS Config rule for the first 10 rules in EU (Ireland) Region

10

$2.00

$20

$1.50 per active AWS Config rule for the next 40 rules EU (Ireland) region

40

$1.50

$60

Cost of AWS Config rules for the 10 accounts 

 

 

$610

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 (11-50 rules) $1.80 per active AWS Config rule per month
51 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.

For more information on AWS Config, see the FAQ.

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