How do I reduce my AWS bill?

Last updated: 2020-06-10

I want to reduce my AWS bill. What are the different cost saving options available?

Short Description

You can use a variety of tools and approaches to analyze and optimize the costs of your AWS resources. You can choose the cost optimization techniques that are appropriate for your business and workload.

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Analyze your costs

  • Use Cost Explorer to view, analyze, and forecast your spending and usage free of charge. Cost Explorer provides historical data, current month cost data, and forecasts for the next three months.
  • Create an AWS Cost and Usage Report to get detailed data about your AWS bill in one of your Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) buckets. For information on how to use this report, see How do I use the AWS Cost and Usage report?
  • Use AWS Budgets to plan your service usage, costs, and instance reservations. With AWS Budgets, you can set custom budgets that proactively alert you when your costs exceed your budgeted amount.

Optimize your costs


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