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:
- Visualize information about tagged resources in one place in conjunction with Resource Groups.
- View billing information using Cost Explorer and 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
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.