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What's your monthly AWS bill?

AWS provides a service for just about anything you would ever need as a developer. Some of the most popular services include EC2, RDS, S3, Lambda, DynamoDB, CloudFront, Glacier, VPC, Lightsail, Sagemaker, etc.

The full list of their products can be found here.

What services do you use and what are your monthly bill from them?

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Constantin • Edited

60 cents. Hosting static websites with cloudfonnt and s3. The work bill is confidential I think so not disclosing that here

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Madza Author

Sure thing πŸ‘ Thanks for sharing info about static sites πŸ˜‰

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Constantin • Edited

I can just tell that the bill gets crazy if you build a private VPC and host some fargate app on it. ~100$ a month just for the VPC + needed endpoints alone

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Madza Author • Edited

Yeah, hence the discussion πŸ˜‰
You need a solid plan for the revenue, to cover that πŸ˜‰

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jokersoft • Edited

Around 80€ per month, using RDS, ecs fargate, ec2, code commit/build/deploy, load balancers, s3, route 53.

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Madza Author

Curious which service of these makes the biggest chunk of the expenses? And have you looked for some alternatives for any of any mentioned service due to being so expensive (in your opinion)? πŸ‘€

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jokersoft

I can tell you precisely, let me check... With September 70€ total, main fee went to:

  • 25€: EC2-ELB
  • 13€: ECS
  • 19€: RDS (mysql)
  • rest to ci/cd or some dns charges

It is always traffic that gives biggest fee in AWS in my experience of developing RESTful APIs (and you can actually slightly reduce it if you do not need scaling at development phase).
I am confident that using, for example, GCP would come cheaper in the beginning. But this project will have to be widely scaled after MVP phase and estimated costs for future "live" configuration are better in AWS.
Also, if you do IaaC (terraform in my case) - it is not THAT complicated to move around clouds.
Finally, from my experience, AWS (hence it is a market leader) has better documentation and better support - just because community is bigger.
So it is good choice for growing projects, imo.

Oh, one more point for AWS - I am evaluating possible use of DynamoDB (codeless API = API Gateway + DynamoDB) and have not found analogues so far (I know, vendor lock-in, but I hope other clouds to catch up with that approach).

If I'd be doing that one for myself, I'd do something very cheap and simple like Heroku or GCP Cloud Run. (Lambdas are not good here due to app long warm-up).

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Madza Author

This is a helpful info, thanks a lot πŸ™β€

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Manzeer Fasaludeen

$1000+
The services that we use from AWS:
EC2, RDS , ELB, Lambda, Route53, S3,SES, SNS, CloudFront

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Madza Author

Thanks for sharing πŸ˜‰
Is it for a company you work of for your personal projects/businesses? πŸ‘€

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Manzeer Fasaludeen

It’s really business project πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡

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Madza Author

Best of luck with it πŸ˜‰πŸ‘

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Naman Khator

+2500$
Using RDS, EC2, Lambda, S3, Code deploy, Load Balancers, SNS

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Madza Author

Thanks for sharing! πŸ˜‰πŸ‘
Are those for company you work, or for private projects/businesses? πŸ‘€

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Rubin Elezi

0.5$ per month :P

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Madza Author

Curious to see for which service? S3? πŸ‘€

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Rubin Elezi

AWS Service Charges$0.50
$0.00
AppSync
$0.00
CloudWatch
$0.00
Cognito
$0.00
Data Transfer
$0.00
DynamoDB
$0.00
Lambda
$0.50
Route 53
$0.00
Simple Storage Service

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Madza Author

Oh it's Lambda, then πŸ˜„ Thanks for the insight πŸ™β€

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Junxiao Shi

Zero.
I stay away from Amazon Web Services.
By not using AWS and only deploying on regular servers, this effectively avoids vendor lock in.

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Madza Author

Thanks for the share! πŸ™β€

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Glenn

My GCP bill is around 50 USD for 1 project assuming no users.
It uses a Compute Engine(VM), Cloud Run(Container Instances), Cloud Functions(Lambda), Cloud SQL(RDS), Task Scheduling(Job Queue)

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Madza Author

Seems like a well thought out and effective setup πŸ‘