Individual service usage and cost: AWS pricing is based on your usage of each individual service. The total combined usage of each service will create your monthly bill. Explore the tabs below to learn what each service does and how it affects your bill.

  • AWS Snowball

    Description: Snowball is a petabyte-scale data transport solution that uses secure appliances to transfer large amounts of data into and out of the AWS cloud. Using Snowball addresses common challenges with large-scale data transfers including high network costs, long transfer times, and security concerns.

    How Pricing Works: Snowball pricing has four main cost components: (1) a service fee for each job you run, (2) data transfer fees from Amazon S3, (3) the shipping costs to transport a Snowball appliance to and from your address, and (4) the number of days you keep Snowball onsite. For details on each cost component, see AWS Snowball Pricing.

    Example: Let's say you want to import 10 TB into the US East Region. A 50 TB Snowball device would cost $200 for the first 10 days, and $15 days thereafter. So, the Snowball import cost for 10 TB would be a onetime $200 (assuming 10 days or fewer). Data transfer-in would be $0.00 (free). Additional charges including S3 requests made during the import and monthly charges for S3 Standard will apply. These charges will vary based on the number of objects and Region used. The shipping cost would be variable depending on your location.

  • Amazon S3

    Description: Amazon S3 provides secure, durable, and highly-scalable cloud object storage. Examples of objects you can store include HTML pages, CSS files, images, videos, and JavaScript. Amazon S3 makes it easy to use object storage with a simple web interface to store and retrieve data from anywhere on the web, meaning that your data will be reliably available.

    How Pricing Works: Amazon S3 Pricing is based on five components: the type of Amazon S3 storage you use, where you store your content (e.g. US East vs. Asia Pacific - Sydney), the amount of data you store, the number of requests you or your users make to store new content or retrieve the content, and the amount of data that is transferred from Amazon S3 to you or your users. For more information, see Amazon S3 pricing.

    Example: Using Standard Storage in US East, if you store 5 GB of content, you’d pay $0.15 per month. If you created your account in the past 12 months and you’re eligible for the AWS Free Tier, you’d pay $0.00 per month.