Welcome - Amazon Billing and Cost Management
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Welcome

Amazon Cost Explorer

The Cost Explorer API enables you to programmatically query your cost and usage data. You can query for aggregated data such as total monthly costs or total daily usage. You can also query for granular data, such as the number of daily write operations for Amazon DynamoDB database tables in your production environment.

Service Endpoint

The Cost Explorer API provides the following endpoint:

  • https://ce.us-east-1.amazonaws.com

For information about costs associated with the Cost Explorer API, see Amazon Cost Management Pricing.

Amazon Budgets

The Amazon Budgets API enables you to use Amazon Budgets to plan your service usage, service costs, and instance reservations. The API reference provides descriptions, syntax, and usage examples for each of the actions and data types for Amazon Budgets.

Budgets provide you with a way to see the following information:

  • How close your plan is to your budgeted amount or to the free tier limits

  • Your usage-to-date, including how much you've used of your Reserved Instances (RIs)

  • Your current estimated charges from Amazon, and how much your predicted usage will accrue in charges by the end of the month

  • How much of your budget has been used

Amazon updates your budget status several times a day. Budgets track your unblended costs, subscriptions, refunds, and RIs. You can create the following types of budgets:

  • Cost budgets - Plan how much you want to spend on a service.

  • Usage budgets - Plan how much you want to use one or more services.

  • RI utilization budgets - Define a utilization threshold, and receive alerts when your RI usage falls below that threshold. This lets you see if your RIs are unused or under-utilized.

  • RI coverage budgets - Define a coverage threshold, and receive alerts when the number of your instance hours that are covered by RIs fall below that threshold. This lets you see how much of your instance usage is covered by a reservation.

Service Endpoint

The Amazon Budgets API provides the following endpoint:

  • https://budgets.amazonaws.com

For information about costs that are associated with the Amazon Budgets API, see Amazon Cost Management Pricing.

Amazon Cost and Usage Report

The Amazon Cost and Usage Report API enables you to programmatically create, query, and delete Amazon Cost and Usage report definitions.

Amazon Cost and Usage reports track the monthly Amazon costs and usage associated with your Amazon Web Services account. The report contains line items for each unique combination of Amazon product, usage type, and operation that your Amazon account uses. You can configure the Amazon Cost and Usage report to show only the data that you want, using the Amazon Cost and Usage API.

Service Endpoint

The Amazon Cost and Usage Report API provides the following endpoint:

  • cur.us-east-1.amazonaws.com

Amazon Price List

Amazon Price List Service API (Amazon Price List Service) is a centralized and convenient way to programmatically query Amazon for services, products, and pricing information. The Amazon Price List Service uses standardized product attributes such as Location, Storage Class, and Operating System, and provides prices at the SKU level. You can use the Amazon Price List Service to build cost control and scenario planning tools, reconcile billing data, forecast future spend for budgeting purposes, and provide cost benefit analysis that compare your internal workloads with Amazon.

Use GetServices without a service code to retrieve the service codes for all AWS services, then GetServices with a service code to retreive the attribute names for that service. After you have the service code and attribute names, you can use GetAttributeValues to see what values are available for an attribute. With the service code and an attribute name and value, you can use GetProducts to find specific products that you're interested in, such as an AmazonEC2 instance, with a Provisioned IOPS volumeType.

Service Endpoint

Amazon Price List Service API provides the following two endpoints:

  • https://api.pricing.us-east-1.amazonaws.com

  • https://api.pricing.ap-south-1.amazonaws.com