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Free Tier*
You can get started with Amazon SQS for free. New and existing customers receive 1 million Amazon SQS queuing requests for free each month. Some applications may be able to operate within this free tier limit.


  • First 1 million Amazon SQS Requests per month are free
  • $0.50 per 1 million Amazon SQS Requests  per month thereafter ($0.00000050 per SQS Request)
  • A single request can have from 1 to 10 messages, up to a maximum total payload of 256KB.
  • Each 64KB ‘chunk’ of payload is billed as 1 request. For example, a single API call with a 256KB payload will be billed as four requests.
  • First 1 million Amazon SQS Requests per month are free
  • $0.476 per 1 million Amazon SQS Requests  per month thereafter ($0.000000476 per SQS Request)
  • A single request can have from 1 to 10 messages, up to a maximum total payload of 256KB.
  • Each 64KB ‘chunk’ of payload is billed as 1 request. For example, a single API call with a 256KB payload will be billed as four requests.

Amazon SQS requests are: CreateQueue, ListQueues, DeleteQueue, SendMessage, SendMessageBatch, ReceiveMessage, ChangeMessageVisibility, ChangeMessageVisibilityBatch, DeleteMessage, DeleteMessageBatch, SetQueueAttributes, GetQueueAttributes, GetQueueUrl, AddPermission, and RemovePermission.

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


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 the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region 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 (i.e., $0.00 per GB). Data transferred between Amazon SQS and Amazon EC2 in different regions will be charged at Internet Data Transfer rates on both sides of the transfer.

 * Your free usage is calculated each month across all regions and automatically applied to your bill – free usage does not accumulate.
** As part of AWS’s Free Usage Tier, new AWS customers will receive free 15 GB of data transfer out each month aggregated across all AWS services for one year.
*** Data transfer out rate tiers aggregate outbound data transfer across Amazon EC2, Amazon EBS, Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Amazon RDS, Amazon SimpleDB, Amazon SQS, Amazon SNS, Amazon DynamoDB, AWS Storage Gateway, and Amazon VPC.

  • $0.10 per 1,000 messages sent ($0.0001 per message sent)
  • $0.100 per GB – all data transfer in

  • $0.170 per GB – first 10 TB / month data transfer out
  • $0.130 per GB – next 40 TB / month data transfer out
  • $0.110 per GB – next 100 TB / month data transfer out
  • $0.100 per GB – data transfer out / month over 150 TB

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