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Amazon Braket pricing

With Amazon Braket, you have access to quantum computing resources on demand without upfront commitment. You pay only for what you use. To learn more about pricing, please visit our pricing page.

Near real-time cost tracking

The Braket SDK offers you the option to add a near real-time cost tracking to your quantum workloads. Each of our example notebooks includes cost tracking code to provide you with a maximum cost estimate on Braket’s quantum processing units (QPUs) and managed simulators. Maximum cost estimates will be shown in USD and are not inclusive of any credits or discounts.


Charges shown are estimates based on your Amazon Braket simulator and quantum processing unit (QPU) task usage. Estimated charges shown may differ from your actual charges. Estimated charges do not factor in any discounts or credits and you may experience additional charges based on your use of other services such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2).

Cost tracking for the SV1 Simulator

In order to demonstrate how the cost tracking function can be used, we will be constructing a Bell State circuit and running it on our SV1 simulator. Begin by importing the Braket SDK modules, defining a Bell State and adding the Tracker() function to our circuit:

#import any required modules from import AwsDevice from braket.circuits import Circuit from braket.tracking import Tracker #create our bell circuit circ = Circuit().h(0).cnot(0,1) device = AwsDevice("arn:aws:braket:::device/quantum-simulator/amazon/sv1") with Tracker() as tracker: task =, shots=1000).result() #Your results print(task.measurement_counts)

When you run your Notebook, you can expect the following output for your Bell State simulation. The tracker function will show you the number of shots sent, tasks completed, the execution duration, the billed execution duration, and your maximum cost in USD. Your execution time may vary for each simulation.

tracker.quantum_tasks_statistics() {'arn:aws:braket:::device/quantum-simulator/amazon/sv1': {'shots': 1000, 'tasks': {'COMPLETED': 1}, 'execution_duration': datetime.timedelta(microseconds=4000), 'billed_execution_duration': datetime.timedelta(seconds=3)}} tracker.simulator_tasks_cost() $0.00375

Using the cost tracker to set maximum costs

The cost tracker can also be utilized to set maximum costs on a program. You may have a maximum threshold for how much you want to spend on a given program. The cost tracker can be used to build out cost control logic in your execution code. The following example takes the same circuit on a Rigetti QPU and limits the cost to 1 USD. The cost to run one iteration of the circuit in our code is 0.37 USD. We have set the logic to repeat the iterations until the total cost exceeds 1 USD; hence, the code snippet will run 3 times until the next iteration exceeds 1 USD. Generally, a program would continue to iterate until it reaches your desired maximum cost, in this case - three iterations.

device = AwsDevice("arn:aws:braket:us-west-1::device/qpu/rigetti/Aspen-M-2") with Tracker() as tracker: while tracker.qpu_tasks_cost() < 1: result =, shots=200).result() print(tracker.quantum_tasks_statistics()) print(tracker.qpu_tasks_cost(), "USD")
{'arn:aws:braket:us-west-1::device/qpu/rigetti/Aspen-M-2': {'shots': 600, 'tasks': {'COMPLETED': 3}}} 1.11 USD

The cost tracker will not track duration for failed TN1 simulator tasks. During a TN1 simulation, if your rehearsal completes, but the contraction step fails, your rehearsal charge will not be shown in the cost tracker.

Best practices for cost savings

Consider the following best practices for using Amazon Braket. Save time, minimize costs, and avoid common errors.

Verify with simulators

  • Verify your circuits using a simulator before you run it on a QPU, so you can fine-tune your circuit without incurring charges for QPU usage.

  • Although the results from running the circuit on a simulator may not be identical to the results from running the circuit on a QPU, you can identify coding errors or configuration issues using a simulator.

Restrict user access to certain devices

  • You can set up restrictions that keep unauthorized users from submitting tasks on certain devices. The recommended method for restricting access is with AWS IAM. For more information about how to do that, see Restrict access.

  • We recommend that you do not use your admin account as a way to give or restrict user access to Amazon Braket devices.

Set billing alarms

  • You can set a billing alarm to notify you when your bill reaches a preset limit. The recommended way to set up an alarm is through AWS Budgets. You can set custom budgets and receive alerts when your costs or usage may exceed your budgeted amount. Information is available at AWS Budgets.

Test TN1 simulator tasks with low shot counts

  • Simulators cost less than QHPs, but certain simulators can be expensive if tasks are run with high shot counts. We recommend that you test your TN1 simulator tasks with a low shot count. Shot count does not affect the cost for SV1 and local simulator tasks.

Check all Regions for tasks

  • The console displays tasks only for your current AWS Region. When looking for billable tasks that have been submitted, be sure to check all Regions.

  • You can view a list of devices and their associated Regions on the Supported Devices documentation page.