Get started with the AWS Free Tier - How AWS Pricing Works

Get started with the AWS Free Tier

The AWS Free Tier enables you to gain free, hands-on experience with more than 60 products on AWS platform. AWS Free Tier includes the following free offer types:

  • 12 Months Free – These tier offers include 12 months free usage following your initial sign-up date to AWS. When your 12 month free usage term expires, or if your application use exceeds the tiers, you simply pay standard, pay-as-you-go service rates.

  • Always Free – These free tier offers do not expire and are available to all AWS customers.

  • Trials – These offers are short term free trials starting from date you activate a particular service. Once the trial period expires, you simply pay standard, pay-as-you-go service rates.

This section lists some of the most commonly used AWS Free Tier services. Terms and conditions apply. For the full list of AWS Free Tier services, see AWS Free Tier.

12 Months Free

  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2): 750 hours per month of Linux, RHEL, or SLES t2.micro/t3.micro instance usage or 750 hours per month of Windows t2.micro/t3.micro instance usage dependent on Region.

  • Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3): 5 GB of Amazon S3 standard storage, 20,000 Get Requests, and 2,000 Put Requests.

  • Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS): 750 hours of Amazon RDS Single-AZ db.t2.micro database usage for running MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, Oracle BYOL, or SQL Server (running SQL Server Express Edition); 20 GB of general purpose SSD database storage and 20 GB of storage for database backup and DB snapshots.

  • Amazon CloudFront: 50 GB Data Transfer Out and 2,000,000 HTTP and HTTPS Requests each month.

Always Free


  • Amazon SageMaker: 250 hours per month of t2.medium notebook,50 hours per month of m4.xlarge for training, 125 hours per month of m4.xlarge for hosting for the first two months.

  • Amazon Redshift: 750 hours per month for free, enough hours to continuously run one DC2.Large node with 160GB of compressed SSD storage. You can also build clusters with multiple nodes to test larger data sets, which will consume your free hours more quickly. Once your two month free trial expires or your usage exceeds 750 hours per month, you can shut down your cluster to avoid any charges, or keep it running at the standard On-Demand Rate.

The AWS Free Tier is not available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions or the China (Beijing) Region at this time. The Lambda Free Tier is available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region.