With Amazon Translate, you pay-as-you-go based on the number of characters of text that you processed. It’s easy to get started with the Amazon Translate Free Tier. Translate up to 2M characters monthly - free for the first 12 months, starting from your first translation request.

Standard Translation


Free Tier


2 million characters per month for 12 months

The Free Tier is available to you for 12 months, starting from the date on which you create your first translation request. When your free usage expires, or if your application use exceeds the free usage tier, you simply pay standard, pay-as-you-go service rates.

Active Custom Translation


Free Tier Active Custom Translation


500,000 characters per month for 2 months

The Free Tier is available to you for 2 months, starting from the date on which you create your first Active Custom Translation request. When your free usage expires, or if your application use exceeds the free usage tier, you simply pay Active Custom Translation, pay-as-you-go service rates.

Amazon Translate provides 200 GB free parallel data storage for every account. Customers pay S3 rate for excess data stored. 

Pricing examples

Translation Examples

Text Length

Standard Translation Cost

Active Custom Translation Cost

1,000 requests, 1,000 characters per request

1M characters

$15.00

$60.00

Average email message

~3.1K characters

$0.0465

$0.19

Typical news article

~6.5K characters

$0.0975

$0.39

Universal Declaration of Human Rights
(Guinness World Record for most translated document)

~10.7K characters

$0.1605

$0.64

Andersen's Fairy Tales
(One of the world's most translated book)

~361.3K characters

$5.4195

$21.68

Company Website:
-    Average length of a webpage: 20k characters
-    Number of pages per website: 100

2M characters per website

$30.00

$120.00

Animated video:
-    Average length of a single narration text: 100 characters
-    Number of narration texts per animated production: 25

2.5K characters per animation

$0.0375

$0.15

Conversational application:
-    Average spoken response length: 100 characters
-    Requests per user per month: 300

30K characters per user per month

$0.45

$1.80

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