I want to provision some AWS resources. How can I estimate how much my AWS resources will cost?

Most AWS services offer pay-as-you-go pricing, which means that you only pay for what you use each month. For more information about AWS pricing, see AWS Cloud Pricing Principles.

To estimate the costs of migrating on-premises infrastructure to AWS, you can use the AWS Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Calculator. Describe your existing or planned infrastructure, and the TCO Calculator gives you an estimate of what that infrastructure might cost to run on AWS.

If you plan to migrate significant infrastructure to AWS, also consider requesting a contact from the AWS Sales and Business Development team.

Note: AWS Support cannot provide technical guidance or cost estimates for migrating infrastructure to AWS.

Although most AWS services use pay-as-you-go pricing, each service has its own pricing model. For a list of AWS services and links to their pricing pages, see Cloud Services Pricing.

The AWS Simple Monthly Calculator can help you estimate a bill based on a planned resource configuration. You can organize your planned resources by service, and the Simple Monthly Calculator provides an estimated cost per month for that configuration.

If you're already using AWS and you want an estimate of your month-end bill, use AWS Cost Explorer to estimate your overall costs or estimate your costs by service. You can also use cost allocation tags to divide your resources into groups and estimate the costs for each group.

For instructions on using Cost Explorer to estimate future costs, see Forecasting with Cost Explorer.


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Published: 2016-01-20

Updated: 2017-09-25