AWS Cost Explorer Service
Cost Management APIs


Lists the budgets that are associated with an account.

Request Syntax

{ "AccountId": "string", "MaxResults": number, "NextToken": "string" }

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


The accountId that is associated with the budgets that you want descriptions of.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Fixed length of 12.

Required: Yes


An optional integer that represents how many entries a paginated response contains. The maximum is 100.

Type: Integer

Valid Range: Minimum value of 1. Maximum value of 100.

Required: No


The pagination token that you include in your request to indicate the next set of results that you want to retrieve.

Type: String

Required: No

Response Syntax

{ "Budgets": [ { "BudgetLimit": { "Amount": "string", "Unit": "string" }, "BudgetName": "string", "BudgetType": "string", "CalculatedSpend": { "ActualSpend": { "Amount": "string", "Unit": "string" }, "ForecastedSpend": { "Amount": "string", "Unit": "string" } }, "CostFilters": { "string" : [ "string" ] }, "CostTypes": { "IncludeCredit": boolean, "IncludeDiscount": boolean, "IncludeOtherSubscription": boolean, "IncludeRecurring": boolean, "IncludeRefund": boolean, "IncludeSubscription": boolean, "IncludeSupport": boolean, "IncludeTax": boolean, "IncludeUpfront": boolean, "UseAmortized": boolean, "UseBlended": boolean }, "TimePeriod": { "End": number, "Start": number }, "TimeUnit": "string" } ], "NextToken": "string" }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


A list of budgets.

Type: Array of Budget objects


The pagination token in the service response that indicates the next set of results that you can retrieve.

Type: String


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


The pagination token expired.

HTTP Status Code: 400


An error on the server occurred during the processing of your request. Try again later.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The pagination token is invalid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


An error on the client occurred. Typically, the cause is an invalid input value.

HTTP Status Code: 400


We can’t locate the resource that you specified.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The following is a sample request and response of the DescribeBudgets operation:

Sample Request

POST / HTTP/1.1 Host: awsbudgets.<region>.<domain> x-amz-Date: <Date> Authorization: AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 Credential=<Credential>, SignedHeaders=contenttype;date;host;user-agent;x-amz-date;x-amz-target;x-amzn-requestid,Signature=<Signature> User-Agent: <UserAgentString> Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Content-Length: <PayloadSizeBytes> Connection: Keep-Alive X-Amz-Target: AWSBudgetServiceGateway.DescribeBudgets { "AccountId": "111122223333", "MaxResults": 20 }

Sample Response

{ "Budgets": [ { "BudgetLimit": { "Amount": "100", "Unit": "USD" }, "BudgetName": "Example Budget", "BudgetType": "COST", "CalculatedSpend": { "ActualSpend": { "Amount": "50", "Unit": "USD" }, "ForecastedSpend": { "Amount": "100", "Unit": "USD" } }, "CostFilters": { "AZ" : [ "us-east-1" ] }, "CostTypes": { "IncludeCredit": true, "IncludeDiscount": true, "IncludeOtherSubscription": true, "IncludeRecurring": true, "IncludeRefund": true, "IncludeSubscription": true, "IncludeSupport": true, "IncludeTax": true, "IncludeUpfront": true, "UseBlended": false }, "TimePeriod": { "Start": 1477353600, "End": 1477958399 }, "TimeUnit": "MONTHLY" } ], "NextToken": "exampleTokenString" }

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: