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

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

1. The charges are being generated by resources on another account. Check any other AWS accounts you may have, because the charges may be associated with another AWS account. 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?

2. You may not have permissions to view the resources that are generating charges.

  • If you sign in to an AWS account as an 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 linked account in a Consolidated Billing family, the charges may be related to resources on another account in the Consolidated Billing family. Ask the owner of that account for more information about the resources on the account.

3. 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 will no longer be visible in the AWS Management Console for that service.

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Published: 2016-07-18