Cost - Cost Optimizer for Amazon WorkSpaces


You are responsible for the cost of the AWS services used while running this solution. The total cost of running this solution depends on the number of WorkSpaces that this solution monitors. As of January 2023, the cost for running this solution with default settings in the US East (N. Virginia) Region is approximately $0.005 per day for a deployment with 25 WorkSpaces. This reflects AWS Lambda, Amazon CloudWatch, and AWS Fargate charges and does not include the cost of the individual WorkSpaces (refer to Amazon WorkSpaces Pricing). You will also incur variable charges from Amazon S3. For a detailed cost breakdown, refer to the following examples.

AWS service Dimensions Scenario 1* total cost (per month) [USD] Scenario 2** total cost (per month) [USD]
Amazon CloudWatch API calls to get metrics $2.00 $7.00
Amazon ECS ECS task $1.00 $2.00
Amazon S3 Cost Optimizer Report bucket $1.00 $1.00
Total $4.00 $10.00

*Scenario 1:

  • Number of WorkSpaces: 1,000

  • Number of Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) Task runs per month: 30

  • Amazon ECS task run time in seconds: 600

**Scenario 2:

  • Number of WorkSpaces: 5,000

  • Number of Amazon ECS task runs per month: 30

  • Amazon ECS task run time in seconds: 1,200


The default values provided in Cost Optimizer for Amazon WorkSpaces for each of the WorkSpaces bundle type should be considered a guidance value only. Review Amazon WorkSpaces pricing for the AWS Region where you deployed the solution to determine the value for your location. Pricing differences between AWS Regions can mean a different billing break-even point between AutoStop and AlwaysOn instances.

Prices are subject to change. For full details, see the pricing webpage for each AWS service you will be using in this solution.