How can I tag my AWS resources to divide up my bill by cost center or project?

Last updated: 2020-03-27

How do I track my usage and spending across different projects, cost centers, or development environments?


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

To create cost allocation tags and apply these tags to your resources, see User-Defined Cost Allocation Tags.

Not all resources support tags. For the list of resources that can be tagged, see Supported Resources.

After you know what you want to tag, implement a new tagging strategy.

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