How do I use the AWS Cost and Usage report?

Last updated: 2019-12-27

How do I use the AWS Cost and Usage report?

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AWS Cost and Usage reports provides a detailed data set about your AWS billing, delivered to an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket of your choice.

First, create a Cost and Usage report. Later, you can view the Cost and Usage report in one of two ways:

Note: If the account is in an AWS Organization, only the master account can use the AWS Cost and Usage report.

The AWS Cost and Usage report contains dozens of data points for each billing item on your AWS bill.

Note: The pricing, product, reservation, and resourceTags columns are generated only if you have applicable usage during the reporting period. If you decide to ingest the report into another tool, be sure that your ingestion logic can tolerate missing columns.


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