What is Amazon Pricing Calculator? - Amazon Pricing Calculator
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What is Amazon Pricing Calculator?

Amazon Pricing Calculator is a free web-based planning tool that you can use to create cost estimates for using Amazon services. You can use Amazon Pricing Calculator for the following use cases:

  • Model your solutions before building them

  • Explore Amazon service price points

  • Review the calculations behind your estimates

  • Plan your Amazon spend

  • Find cost saving opportunities

For example, if you are an existing Amazon customer and you want to add another EC2 instance to handle to your weekly spike traffic. You can specify your weekly peak information, then choose your EC2 instance and payment options. Amazon Pricing Calculator generates an estimate that includes the upfront, monthly, annual costs. You can use the estimate to make an informed decision before using Amazon services.


You don’t need any experience with cloud computing or Amazon to use Amazon Pricing Calculator. The tool is useful for those you never used Amazon before, and for those who want to reorganize or expand their Amazon usage.

You can access Amazon Pricing Calculator through a web-based console at https://calculator.amazonaws.cn/ .

Features of Amazon Pricing Calculator

With Amazon Pricing Calculator, you can do the following tasks:

  • View transparent prices – View the calculations behind the estimated prices for your service configurations. You can view price estimates by service or by groups of services to analyze your architecture costs.

  • Use groups for hierarchical estimates – Sort your estimates into groups to align with your architecture for clear service cost analysis.

  • Save your estimates – Save the link to each estimate to share or revisit at a later time. Estimates are saved to the Amazon public servers.

  • Export your estimates – Export your estimates in CSV or PDF format to share locally with your stakeholders.

Pricing for Amazon Pricing Calculator

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

The prices on Amazon Pricing Calculator for the estimates come from the Amazon Price List API. For more information about the Amazon Price List API, see Using the Amazon Price List API in the Amazon Billing User Guide.