Amazon QuickSight pricing

Author Pro (coming soon)*

Amazon Q in QuickSight enhances business productivity using Generative BI capabilities to help business analysts build dashboards fast. With the Generative BI capabilities of Amazon Q in QuickSight, Author Pro allows you to use natural language to find interesting trends in data; build dashboards, calculations, and stories; and summarize dashboards in seconds.

Price per month

Reader Pro (coming soon)*

Amazon Q in QuickSight enhances business productivity using Generative BI capabilities to help business users confidently find and share data insights. Reader Pro licenses in Amazon QuickSight allow business users to consume interactive dashboards to inform business stakeholders, distill key insights, and simplify decision-making. With the Generative BI capabilities of Amazon Q in QuickSight, business users can ask questions to explore data in natural language, view and interact with dashboards, receive email reports, obtain instant natural language summaries of dashboards, and create compelling stories from insights to inform data-driven decision-making.

Price per month

* Users licensed as Author Pro or Reader Pro get all benefits included in the Amazon Q Business plan.
* Users with Amazon Q Business plan licenses can enjoy all Reader Pro benefits in QuickSight. An upgrade to the Author Pro license is available for an additional $30/month.
* Generative BI capabilities for Author Pro and Reader Pro are available in preview with existing QuickSight Q subscriptions at no extra charge. A 30-day free trial is available.
* Accounts with Author Pro or Reader Pro licenses are charged a $250/month enablement fee.


Author licenses in QuickSight allow you to connect to data, create dashboards, and share content with users in the account. With QuickSight Q, Authors can explore their data simply by asking questions, set verified answers, and fine-tune QuickSight Q to better align with business domains. For billing purposes, QuickSight Authors and Admins are both recognized as Authors.

With annual commitment
$24/month $18/month
Author with QuickSight Q
$34/month $28/month


Readers in QuickSight can explore interactive dashboards, receive email reports, and download data. With QuickSight Q, Readers can explore topics shared with them by simply asking questions. QuickSight offers two Reader pricing models: User pricing and Capacity pricing.

Capacity pricing allows QuickSight customers to purchase Reader sessions or QuickSight Q questions in bulk, without having to provision individual Readers in QuickSight. Capacity pricing is ideal for embedded applications or large-scale BI deployments.

User pricing
$0.30/session up to $5 max/month
Reader with QuickSight Q
$0.30/session up to $10 max/month

Capacity pricing

Capacity (# of sessions) 

Overage charge per additional session
Monthly plan
500/month $250/month $0.50
Annual plan
50,000/year $20,000/year $0.40
Annual plan
200,000/year $57,600/year $0.28
Annual plan
400,000/year $96,000/year $0.24
Annual plan
800,000/year $162,000/year $0.20
Annual plan
1,600,000/year $258,000/year $0.16
Annual plan
3,000,000+/year Contact us 

QuickSight Q questions Capacity pricing
Capacity (# of questions) Price
Overage charge per additional question
Monthly plan
500/month $250/month $0.50
Annual plan
60,000/year $18,000/year $0.30
Annual plan
600,000/year $120,000/year $0.20
Annual plan
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* Accounts enabled with QuickSight Q are charged a $250/month QuickSight Q base fee.
* Capacity pricing is required for programmatic refresh of dashboards for near real-time data rendering. 
* Annual commitments to Capacity pricing add an option to remove “Powered by QuickSight” branding.

Additional options

Paginated Reports

With Amazon QuickSight Paginated Reports, you can create, schedule, and share highly formatted, multipage reports and schedule data exports at scale using the QuickSight serverless architecture and straightforward interface—unifying historically separate systems for building dashboards and reports.

Included report units*
Additional per report unit*
Monthly plan
500/month $500/month $1.00 
Annual plan
4,000/month $2,000/month
* A report unit is defined to be up to 100 pages long or 100 MB in size. For example, a 200-page report constitutes 2 report units.
Contact us for pricing options available for larger reporting needs.

QuickSight Embedded

Add insightful analytics into any application with customized, interactive visuals and dashboards. Scale to hundreds of thousands of users at a low cost and without the need to manage infrastructure. QuickSight offers two pricing options to meet varying needs. Usage-based pricing is great for large use cases with hundreds of thousands of users and no user provisioning required. User-based pricing is optimal for use cases with heavy-analytics users.

Usage-based pricing
User-based pricing
Starts at $250/month for 500 sessions*      Pricing at $0.30/session with $5 max/user/month

* A session is a 30-minute period.
For custom pricing options available for larger use cases, contact us.

Alerts and Anomaly Detection

QuickSight supports threshold-based or automatic (ML-powered anomaly detection) alerts that alert you of important changes in your data. Alerts are priced based on metrics evaluated.

Metrics* evaluated
Price/1,000 metrics evaluated
1–1,000,000 $0.50
1,000,001–10,000,000 $0.25
10,000,001–100,000,000 $0.10

* 1 metric corresponds to evaluation of a value (threshold alert) or value trend (anomaly detection) at a given point in time.


SPICE (Super-fast, Parallel, In-memory Calculation Engine) is an in-memory data store engineered to scale automatically and provide fast, consistent performance for thousands of users and datasets with millions of rows, saving time and money.

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Per GB/month*

* A 10 GB SPICE allocation is included with every QuickSight Author license. SPICE capacity can be added and removed at any time of the month. Each SPICE dataset supports max. 1 billion rows / 1 TB size in the Amazon QuickSight Enterprise edition.

Standard Edition

Click here to learn about QuickSight Standard Edition.

Pricing FAQs


A Reader session is a 30-minute interval of time during which a QuickSight Reader can access dashboards and interact with data for a fixed, per-session charge. A Reader session starts with user-initiated action (for example, login, dashboard load, page refresh, drill-down, or filtering) and runs for the next 30 minutes. Keeping QuickSight open in a background browser window/tab does not result in active sessions until the Reader initiates action on page. Each session is charged at $0.30 with maximum charges of $5 per Reader in a month.

No, QuickSight being open in a background tab will not result in usage charges. A session is only initiated when there is explicit Reader activity on the QuickSight web application. If QuickSight is moved to the background or minimized, there will be no additional sessions charged until the Reader interacts with QuickSight again.

Readers are charged at $0.30/session for the first 16 sessions in a calendar month. The 17th session in the month is charged at $0.20/session, after which there are no more charges for the month. The Reader has unlimited access to QuickSight for a $5 charge accrued from the first 17 sessions of the month.

QuickSight Authors receive unlimited email reports as part of their monthly subscription. Readers (per-user pricing model) are billed $0.30 (1 reader session) for each email report that they receive, up to the monthly max charge of $5/Reader. Each $0.30 charge for an email report also provides the user with credit for a QuickSight session within the calendar month that can be used at any time they log in to their account.

No, all charges for a Reader (per-user pricing model) are capped at $5/month. Readers will have unlimited access to both email reports and interactive dashboards after the monthly max charge of $5/Reader.

The annual commitment plan will automatically be applied to month-to-month billed Authors when the annual commitment plan billing period begins.

Session Capacity Pricing

The QuickSight session capacity pricing model allows purchase of sessions in bulk at discounted rates, for use across large user populations for embedded or BI use cases. With this model, the per-session costs decrease with commitments to larger usage.
Capacity pricing is beneficial when QuickSight dashboards need to be displayed to a large audience with dispersed usage, or in situations where the user population is expected to continually grow. In both cases, the discounts on per-session pricing available with Capacity pricing allow reduction in QuickSight costs over time. Each session within session Capacity pricing is 30 minutes long. Session Capacity pricing also allows use of QuickSight for programmatic access for display on large screens/monitors for consumption by multiple end users.

No, sessions are transparent to the end user. Sessions will be renewed in 30-minute intervals and time out 30 minutes after start upon inactivity. In case of embedded sessions, the host application will be responsible for renewing sessions based on setup.

QuickSight Q

QuickSight Q provisions dedicated hardware capacity underneath the hood per customer to provide consistently fast query performance for our customers. This allows QuickSight Q to be used by Authors and Readers in the account (Author/Reader add-on or question charges as indicated above) and is charged for every AWS Region where QuickSight Q is enabled.
QuickSight Q user-based pricing includes three main components: 1. $10 add-on price per month for all Authors in the account. 2. Reader session monthly cap of up to $10 per month (from $5 per month without QuickSight Q. 3. $250 per month base fee to enable QuickSight Q for the account.
If you are using capacity-based pricing for sessions, you can continue to purchase question capacities for QuickSight Q. Author monthly add-on fee and monthly base fee applies.
Yes, for existing Enterprise Edition customers, QuickSight offers a 30-day QuickSight Q free trial, which provides a waiver of the $250/month base fee as well as a waiver of the $10/month add-on fee for four authors for the first 30 days.

Paginated Reports

Each Report Unit constitutes up to 100 pages (for paginated output types like PDF, Word, or PowerPoint) or 100 MB (for non-paginated output types like Excel or CSV). Examples:

1.a Report X generated 550 pages; this would be counted as 6 reports [roundup(550/100)]

1.b Report Y generated 1 GB CSV file; this would be counted as 10 reports [roundup(1GB/100MB)]

A Unique Report is defined as the number of Reports that are generated, taking into account Row Level, Column Level Security, and Dynamic Default Parameters. Example: If Reader 1 and Reader 2 share the same Row Level security, only 1 Report will be generated for both Readers.

No, there is no free tier option.

Yes, Reporting is available as an add-on to the Enterprise Edition only.
No, the Monthly and Annual prices listed are per Account, independent of the number of Regions the feature is used in.

In a given month, if the number of unique report units exceed the included number, then each additional report unit will be charged per unit.

No, Author and Reader pricing are not affected.

Contact us for pricing options available for larger reporting needs.

Billing and the number of report units will be prorated, starting with the hour that you sign up to the end of the month.

For Monthly plans, the subscription will remain active until the end of the month and you are billed until then. For Annual plans, the subscription will remain active until the end of the annual plan and you are billed until then.