Creating Cost and Usage Reports - Cost and usage report

Creating Cost and Usage Reports

You can use the Cost & Usage Reports page of the Billing and Cost Management console to create Cost and Usage Reports.

  • It can take up to 24 hours for AWS to start delivering reports to your Amazon S3 bucket. After delivery starts, AWS updates the AWS Cost and Usage Reports files at least once a day.

  • Detailed billing reports (DBRs) don't refresh automatically, whether you select Data refresh settings or not. To refresh a DBR, open a support case. For more information, see Contacting Customer Support About Your Bill in the AWS Billing and Cost Management User Guide.

To create Cost and Usage Reports

  1. Sign in to the Billing and Cost Management console at

  2. On the navigation pane, choose Cost & Usage Reports.

  3. Choose Create report.

  4. For Report name, enter a name for your report.

  5. For Additional report details, select Include resource IDs to include the IDs of each individual resource in the report.

  6. For Data refresh settings, select whether you want the AWS Cost and Usage Reports to refresh if AWS applies refunds, credits, or support fees to your account after finalizing your bill. When a report refreshes, a new report is uploaded to Amazon S3.

  7. Choose Next.

  8. For S3 bucket, choose Configure.

  9. In the Configure S3 Bucket dialog box, do one of the following:

    • Select an existing bucket from the drop down list and choose Next.

    • Enter a bucket name and the Region where you want to create a new bucket and choose Next.

  10. Select I have confirmed that this policy is correct and choose Save.

  11. For Report path prefix, enter the report path prefix that you want prepended to the name of your report.

    This step is optional for Amazon Redshift or Amazon QuickSight, but required for Amazon Athena.

    If you don't specify a prefix, the default prefix is the name that you specified for the report in step 4 and the date range for the report, in the following format:


  12. For Time granularity, choose one of the following:

    • Hourly if you want the line items in the report to be aggregated by the hour.

    • Daily if you want the line items in the report to be aggregated by the day.

  13. For Report versioning, choose whether you want each version of the report to overwrite the previous version of the report or to be delivered in addition to the previous versions.

  14. For Enable report data integration for, select whether you want to upload your Cost and Usage Reports to Amazon Athena, Amazon Redshift, or Amazon QuickSight. The report is compressed in the following formats:

    • Athena: parquet compression

    • Amazon Redshift or Amazon QuickSight: .gz compression

  15. Choose Next.

  16. After you have reviewed the settings for your report, choose Review and Complete.