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. Upon signup, start translating up to 2M characters monthly, free for the first 12 months.


Pay-as-you-go model

You are billed monthly for the number of characters of text that you processed. Amazon Translate is priced at $15 per million characters. Price is per character sent to the API for processing, including whitespace characters.

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.

Pricing Examples

Translation Examples Text Length Cost
1,000 requests, 1,000 characters per request 1 million characters $15
Average email message ~3.1k characters $0.0465
Typical news article ~6.5k characters, three pages $0.0975
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
(Guinness World Record for most translated document)
~10.7k characters, six pages $0.1605
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
(One of the world's most translated book)
~202.7k words, 96 pages $3.0405
Company Website:
-    Average length of a webpage: 20k characters
-    Number of pages per website: 100
2 million characters per website $30
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
Conversational application:
-    Average spoken response length: 100 characters
-    Requests per user per month: 300
30k characters per user per month $0.45
Customer reviews for eCommerce website:
-    Average length of a customer review: 500 characters
-    Number of reviews submitted per month: 500k
250 million characters per month $3,750

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