How can I tag my AWS resources to divide up my bill by cost center or project?
Last updated: 2019-05-31
I want to track usage and spending across different projects, cost centers, or development environments. How do I do that?
Tags are key-value pairs that allow you to organize your AWS resources into groups. You can use tags to:
- Visualize information about tagged resources in one place, in conjunction with Resource Groups.
- View billing information using Cost Explorer and the AWS Cost and Usage report.
- Send notifications about spending limits using AWS Budgets.
Use logical groupings of your resources that make sense for your infrastructure or business. For example, you could organize your resources by:
- Cost center
- Development environment
Not all resources support tags. For a list of resources that can be tagged, see User-Defined Cost Allocation Tags.
After you know what you want to tag, implement a new tagging strategy.