Getting started with Cost Explorer - AWS Cost Management

Getting started with Cost Explorer

After you enable Cost Explorer, you can launch it from the Billing and Cost Management console.

Starting Cost Explorer

Start Cost Explorer by opening the Billing and Cost Management console and choosing Launch Cost Explorer.

To open Cost Explorer

  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 Explorer.

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

This opens the Cost dashboard that shows you the following:

  • Your estimated costs for the month to date

  • Your forecasted costs for the month

  • A graph of your daily costs

  • Your five top cost trends

  • A list of reports that you recently viewed