Amazon SQS Free Tier*
You can get started with Amazon SQS for free. All customers can make 1 million Amazon SQS requests for free each month. Some applications might be able to operate within this Free Tier limit.
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AWS Free Tier includes 1 million requests with Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS).

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How are Amazon SQS requests priced?

The first 1 million monthly requests are free. After that, the pricing is as follows for all regions:

How are Amazon SQS charges metered?

   
API Actions Every Amazon SQS action counts as a request.
FIFO Requests API actions for sending, receiving, deleting, and changing visibility of messages from FIFO queues are charged at FIFO rates.  All other API requests are charged at standard rates.
Contents of Requests A single request can have from 1 to 10 messages, up to a maximum total payload of 256 KB.
Size of Payloads
Each 64 KB chunk of a payload is billed as 1 request (for example, an API action with a 256 KB payload is billed as 4 requests).
Interaction with Amazon S3 When using the Amazon SQS Extended Client Library to send payloads using Amazon S3, you incur Amazon S3 charges for any Amazon S3 storage you use to send message payloads.
Interaction with AWS KMS
When using the AWS Key Management Service to manage keys for SQS server-side encryption, you incur charges for calls from Amazon SQS to AWS KMS. For more information see KMS pricing and How Do I Estimate My AWS KMS Usage Costs? in the Amazon SQS Developer Guide

Amazon SQS requests are listed on the product features page.

How is the Amazon SQS data transfer** priced?

The pricing below is based on data transferred in and out of Amazon SQS.

For Data Transfer exceeding 500TB/Month please Contact Us.

Except as otherwise noted, our prices are exclusive of applicable taxes and duties, including VAT and applicable sales tax. For customers with a Japanese billing address, use of AWS is subject to Japanese Consumption Tax. Learn more.

Data transfer in and out refers to transfer into and out of Amazon SQS.

Data transferred between Amazon SQS and Amazon EC2 within a single region is free of charge (that is, $0.00 per GB). Data transferred between Amazon SQS and Amazon EC2 in different regions is charged at Internet Data Transfer rates on both sides of the transfer.

* Your usage of the free tier is calculated each month across all regions (except the GovCloud region) and is applied to your bill automatically. Unused free usage does not roll over to the next month. Restrictions apply. See offer terms for more details.

** As part of the AWS Free Usage Tier, new AWS customers receive free 15 GB of data transfer out each month, aggregated across all AWS services for one year (this does not apply to the AWS GovCloud region).

*** Rate tiers for data transfers out aggregate outbound data transfer across Amazon EC2, AWS Lambda, Amazon EBS, Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Amazon RDS, Amazon SimpleDB, Amazon SQS, Amazon SNS, Amazon DynamoDB, AWS Storage Gateway, and Amazon VPC.

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