What is AWS Pricing Calculator? - AWS pricing calculator

What is AWS Pricing Calculator?

AWS Pricing Calculator lets you explore AWS services and create an estimate for the cost of your use cases on AWS. You can model your solutions before building them, explore the price points and calculations behind your estimate, and find the available instance types and contract terms that meet your needs. This enables you to make informed decisions about using AWS. You can plan your AWS costs and usage or price out setting up a new set of instances and services.

AWS Pricing Calculator is useful both for people who have never used AWS and for users who want to reorganize or expand their AWS usage. You don't need any experience with the cloud or AWS to use AWS Pricing Calculator.

Accessing AWS Pricing Calculator

AWS Pricing Calculator provides only a console interface at https://calculator.aws/#/. It doesn't provide an API.

Prerequisites for using AWS Pricing Calculator

You don't need an AWS account or in-depth knowledge of AWS to use AWS Pricing Calculator.

For best results, we suggest that you have a plan for how you want to use AWS before starting your estimate. For example, decide whether you want to break out your estimate by cost center, by product that you run on AWS, or by regional stacks.

AWS Pricing Calculator Regions

You can use AWS Pricing Calculator to generate monthly cost estimates for all Regions supported by your preferred service. For information about each service's available Regions, see the corresponding service user guide documentation.

Pricing for AWS Pricing Calculator

AWS Pricing Calculator is free for use. It provides an estimate of your AWS fees and charges, but the estimate doesn't include any taxes that might apply to the fees and charges. AWS Pricing Calculator provides pricing details for your information only. If the prices on the marketing page are different from the prices that AWS Pricing Calculator uses, AWS honors the prices from the marketing pages. For more information about AWS service pricing, see Cloud Services Pricing.

The prices that AWS Pricing Calculator uses for the estimates come from the AWS Price List API. For more information about the AWS Price List API, see Using the AWS Price List API in the AWS Billing and Cost Management User Guide.