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:

Use logical groupings of your resources that make sense for your infrastructure or business. For example, you could organize your resources by:

  • Project
  • Cost center
  • Development environment
  • Application
  • Department

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.

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