I’m receiving a monthly bill from Amazon Web Services (AWS), but I can’t find the resources that are generating the charges.

There are a few reasons why resources that are generating charges might not be visible to you:

The charges are being generated by resources on another account

Check any other AWS accounts that you might have.

For tips on how to find an account associated with AWS charges, see How do I find the AWS account associated with an unknown Amazon Web Services charge?

You might not have permissions to view the resources that are generating charges

If you sign in to an AWS account as an AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) user, you may not have permission to view the resources that are generating charges. Ask your account administrator to grant you permissions to view those resources. For a general explanation of IAM permissions and policies, see Overview of Access Management: Permissions and Policies.

If you're signed in to a member account in an organization, the charges might be related to resources on another account in the organization's consolidated bill. Ask the owner of that account for more information about the resources on the account.

The resources generated charges earlier in the month, but have since been terminated or deleted

The charges in the Billing and Cost Management console represent the total usage for a given month. If the resources generated charges earlier in the month, but have since been stopped or terminated, they are no longer visible in the AWS Management Console for that service.


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Published: 2016-07-18

Updated: 2018-09-27