This document explains Cloud Bigtable pricing details. You can also use the Google Cloud Platform Pricing Calculator to estimate the cost of using Cloud Bigtable.

When charging in local currency, Google will convert the prices listed into applicable local currency pursuant to the conversion rates published by leading financial institutions.

Pricing overview

When you use Cloud Bigtable, you are charged for the following:

  1. The number of Cloud Bigtable nodes in your project.

    During each hour, Cloud Bigtable keeps track of how many Cloud Bigtable nodes exist in your project. You are charged each hour for the maximum number of nodes that exist during that hour, multiplied by the hourly rate. As a result, any nodes that you provision will be billed for a minimum of one hour.

  2. The amount of storage that your tables use.

    Cloud Bigtable charges you for the average amount of data in your Cloud Bigtable tables over a one-month period, multiplied by the number of hours in the month, multiplied by the hourly rate.

  3. The amount of network bandwidth used.

    Some types of network egress traffic are subject to bandwidth charges, as shown below.

Project storage usage and bandwidth usage are calculated in gigabytes (GB), where 1 GB = 230 bytes.

Project storage and bandwidth usage charges accrue daily. You can view unbilled usage at any time on the Google Cloud Platform Console.

The following tables show the pricing for each component of Cloud Bigtable.

Cloud Bigtable nodes

Cost per node per hour Minimum number of nodes per cluster
$0.65 3
Each node will deliver up to 10,000 QPS and 10 MB/s of data transfer.


SSD storage (GB/mo) HDD storage (GB/mo)
$0.17 $0.026
You are billed only for the storage you use, including overhead for both indexing and Cloud Bigtable's internal representation on disk.


Ingress Free
Egress to the same zone Free
Egress between zones in the same region Free
Egress between regions within the US (per GB) $0.01
Inter-continental egress At Internet egress rate

Internet egress rates

Monthly Usage Network (Egress)
Worldwide Destinations
(excluding China & Australia,
but including Hong Kong)
(per GB)
Network (Egress)
China Destinations
(excluding Hong Kong)
(per GB)
Network (Egress)
Australia Destinations
(per GB)
Network (Ingress)
0-1 TB $0.12 $0.23 $0.19 Free
1-10 TB $0.11 $0.22 $0.18 Free
10+ TB $0.08 $0.20 $0.15 Free

Pricing example

Suppose you have the following usage pattern during a 30-day billing cycle:

  • 1 cluster with 5 nodes during days 1-10 and 7 nodes during days 11-30
  • Average of 30 TB of data stored on SSD drives (us-central1)
  • 10 TB of network ingress to us-central1
  • 50 GB of network egress to us-central1
  • 25 GB of network egress to EU

Your Cloud Bigtable bill for the billing cycle is broken down as follows. Additional fees would apply for any other Cloud Platform services used during the billing cycle, such as Compute Engine instances.

Cloud Bigtable nodes

  • 5 nodes * 10 days * 24 hours/day * $0.65 per node per hour: $780.00
  • 7 nodes * 20 days * 24 hours/day * $0.65 per node per hour: $2,184.00


30 TB * 1,024 GB/TB * $0.17 per GB: $5,222.40


  • 10 TB of ingress to us-central1: No charge
  • 50 GB of egress to us-central1: No charge
  • 25 GB of egress to EU * $0.12/GB: $3.00

Monthly total

In this example, the total bill for Cloud Bigtable is $8,189.40.

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