Viewing cost categories - AWS Billing and Cost Management

Viewing cost categories

From the cost categories dashboard in AWS Billing and Cost Management, you go to the details page. There comprehensive information about your category details and values is displayed.

Navigating to your cost category details page

You can choose any cost category name in the Billing and Cost Management console to open a details page. The details page is also shown when you add or edit a cost category.

To view your cost category details page

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

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Cost categories.

  3. Under the Cost category column, choose a cost category name.

Understanding your cost category details page

Your cost category details page breaks down your month-to-date cost allocations using the Category details and Category values sections.

  • Use the month selector on the top right of the page to change the month you're viewing. You can see a detailed breakdown of cost category value cost allocations within your cost category.

  • Under the Category details section, you can view your current status, default value, value count, and your total month-to-date net amortized costs.

  • The graph under Categorized costs shows the allocation of cost category values in your monthly spend. Any uncategorized costs are shown as Uncategorized.

Your cost category month-to-date categorizations

In the Category values section, you can see the month-to-date spend for each configured cost category value. The amounts that are shown are the net amortized costs.

To further explore your costs, open Cost Explorer by choosing View in AWS Cost Explorer.

Download your cost category values

You can download an offline copy of your month-to-date cost category spend.

To download your cost category details page

  1. Open the Billing and Cost Management console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/billing/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Cost categories.

  3. Under the Cost category column, choose a cost category name.

  4. Choose Download CSV to download a comma-separated values file.