AWS CloudFormation
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AWS::Budgets::Budget BudgetData

Represents the output of the CreateBudget operation. The content consists of the detailed metadata and data file information, and the current status of the budget object.

This is the ARN pattern for a budget:



To declare this entity in your AWS CloudFormation template, use the following syntax:


{ "BudgetLimit" : Spend, "BudgetName" : String, "BudgetType" : String, "CostFilters" : Json, "CostTypes" : CostTypes, "TimePeriod" : TimePeriod, "TimeUnit" : String }



The total amount of cost, usage, RI utilization, or RI coverage that you want to track with your budget.

BudgetLimit is required for cost or usage budgets, but optional for RI utilization or coverage budgets. RI utilization or coverage budgets default to 100, which is the only valid value for RI utilization or coverage budgets. You can't use BudgetLimit with PlannedBudgetLimits for CreateBudget and UpdateBudget actions.

Required: No

Type: Spend

Update requires: No interruption


The name of a budget. The value must be unique within an account. BudgetName can't include : and \ characters. If you don't include value for BudgetName in the template, Billing and Cost Management assigns your budget a randomly generated name.

Required: No

Type: String

Update requires: Replacement


Whether this budget tracks costs, usage, RI utilization, or RI coverage.

Required: Yes

Type: String


Update requires: No interruption


The cost filters, such as service or tag, that are applied to a budget.

AWS Budgets supports the following services as a filter for RI budgets:

  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud - Compute

  • Amazon Redshift

  • Amazon Relational Database Service

  • Amazon ElastiCache

  • Amazon Elasticsearch Service

Required: No

Type: Json

Update requires: No interruption


The types of costs that are included in this COST budget.

USAGE, RI_UTILIZATION, and RI_COVERAGE budgets do not have CostTypes.

Required: No

Type: CostTypes

Update requires: No interruption


The period of time that is covered by a budget. The period has a start date and an end date. The start date must come before the end date. There are no restrictions on the end date.

The start date for a budget. If you created your budget and didn't specify a start date, the start date defaults to the start of the chosen time period (MONTHLY, QUARTERLY, or ANNUALLY). For example, if you create your budget on January 24, 2019, choose MONTHLY, and don't set a start date, the start date defaults to 01/01/19 00:00 UTC. The defaults are the same for the AWS Billing and Cost Management console and the API.

You can change your start date with the UpdateBudget operation.

After the end date, AWS deletes the budget and all associated notifications and subscribers.

Required: No

Type: TimePeriod

Update requires: No interruption


The length of time until a budget resets the actual and forecasted spend. DAILY is available only for RI_UTILIZATION and RI_COVERAGE budgets.

Required: Yes

Type: String


Update requires: No interruption

See Also

  • Budget in the AWS Cost Explorer Service Cost Management APIs

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