Purchasing Reserved Instances on a recurring schedule lets you pay for compute capacity by the hour and obtain a capacity reservation ahead of time for only the time periods you will need it.
Pricing is set by Amazon EC2 and may change depending on the supply and demand for Scheduled Reserved Instance capacity and the time characteristics of your schedule. However, once you purchase a Scheduled Reserved Instance, the price you were given for that Scheduled Reserved Instance is the price you will pay for it.
The following table provides an indication of the regions and instance types available for purchase and an approximate price for each (prices change slightly from time to time). Prices during peak hours reflect a 5% discount off On-Demand usage charges; off-peak hours include an additional 5% discount off On-Demand usage charges. Operating System license charges, when applicable, are not discounted.
||Peak hours (UTC)
|Off-Peak hours (UTC)
US East (N. Virginia)
|from Monday 0:00 to Saturday 0:00
||5% off On-Demand usage charges||from Saturday 0:00 to Monday 0:00||10% off On-Demand usage charges|
US West (Oregon)
|from Monday 12:00 to Saturday 12:00
||from Saturday 12:00 to Monday 12:00|
|from Monday 9:00 to Saturday 9:00
||from Saturday 9:00 to Monday 9:00|