AWS Billing and Cost Management
User Guide (Version 2.0)

Choosing Advanced Options

You can customize how you view your data in Cost Explorer using Advanced Options to include or exclude specific types of data.

To exclude data from your chart

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

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Cost Explorer.

  3. On the Cost Explorer page, choose Launch Cost Explorer.

    Note

    Cost Explorer is available in any AWS account for no cost.

  4. In the right pane, under Advanced Options, under Include costs related to, deselect the data type that you want to exclude.

In addition to the costs that Cost Explorer includes, you can show specific costs such as untagged resources or blended costs. This allows you to see the following alternate views of your costs.

Show only untagged resources

By default, Cost Explorer includes costs both for resources that have cost allocation tags and for resources that don't have cost allocation tags. To find untagged resources that add to your costs, select Show only untagged resources. For more information about cost allocation tags, see Using Cost Allocation Tags.

Show blended costs

If you use the consolidated billing feature in AWS Organizations, you can view costs using blended rates. For more information, see Blended Rates.

Show amortized costs

By default, Cost Explorer shows the fees for Reserved Instances as a spike on the day that you're charged, but if you choose to show costs as amortized costs, the costs are amortized over the billing period. This means that the costs are broken out into the effective daily rate. AWS estimates your amortized costs by combining your unblended costs with the amortized portion of your upfront and recurring reservation fees. For the daily view, Cost Explorer shows the unused portion of your upfront reservation fees and recurring RI charges on the first of the month.

For example, suppose that Alejandro purchases a Partial Upfront t2.micro RI for a one-year term at $30 dollars upfront, with a monthly fee of $2.48. Cost Explorer shows the costs for this RI as a spike on the first of the month. If Alejandro chooses Amortized costs for a 30-day month, the Cost Explorer chart shows a daily effective rate of $0.168, which is the EC2 effective rate multiplied by the number of hours in a day.

Amortized costs are not available for billing periods prior to 2018. If you want to see how much of your reservation was unused, group by purchase option.

You can show these specific costs by using the following procedure.

To show specific cost types in your chart

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

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Cost Explorer.

  3. On the Cost Explorer page, choose Launch Cost Explorer.

    Note

    Cost Explorer is available in any AWS account for no cost.

  4. In the right pane, under Advanced Options, under Other, select the cost type that you want to show.