Viewing your budgets - AWS Billing and Cost Management

Viewing your budgets

You can view the state of your budgets at a glance on the Budgets dashboard. Your budgets are listed on the dashboard along with the following data:

  • Your current costs and usage incurred for a budget during the budget period

  • Your budgeted costs or usage for the budget period

  • Your forecasted usage or costs for the budget period

  • A percentage that shows your costs or usage compared to your budgeted amount

  • A percentage that shows your forecasted costs or usage compared to your budgeted amount

To view your budgets

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Billing and Cost Management console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/billing/.

  2. On the navigation pane, choose Budgets.

  3. To see the filters and cost variances for your budgets, choose the budget's name in your list of budgets.

Reading your budgets

After you choose your budget name, you see your budget details page. This page includes the following information:

  • Current vs budgeted – Your current incurred costs compared to your budgeted costs.

  • Forecasted vs budgeted – Your forecasted costs compared to your budgeted costs.

  • Alerts – Any alerts or notifications about the state of your budgets.

  • Details – The amount, type, time period, and any other additional parameters for your budget.

  • Budget history tab – A chart and table that show the history of your budget. QUARTERLY budgets show the last four quarters of history, and MONTHLY budgets show the last 12 months. Budget history isn't available for ANNUAL budgets.

    If you change the budgeted amount for a budget period, then the budgeted amount in the table is the last budgeted amount. For example, if you have a monthly budget set for 100 in January and you change the budget to 200 in February, then the February line in the table shows only the 200 budget.

  • Alerts tab – More details for any alerts about the state of your budget, including a Definition that describes the conditions for exceeding the alert threshold.

You can use this information to see how well your budget has matched your costs and usage in the past. You can also download all of the data that Budgets used to create the table through the following procedure.

To download a budget CSV

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Billing and Cost Management console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/billing/.

  2. On the navigation pane, choose Budgets.

  3. To see the filters and cost variances for your budgets, choose the budget name in your list of budgets.

  4. On the Budget history tab, choose Download as CSV.

  5. Follow the instructions onscreen.