All pricing

This page lists all the pricing for Compute Engine.

Note: This page is a list of Compute Engine pricing in a single place for convenience. It is intended for reference purposes and does not provide detailed pricing explanations. For explanations on how pricing works, see the following pages:

Compute Engine charges for usage based on the following price sheet. A bill is sent out at the end of each billing cycle, listing previous usage and charges. Prices on this page are listed in U.S. dollars (USD).

For Compute Engine, disk size, machine type memory, and network usage are calculated in gigabytes (GB), where 1 GB is 230 bytes. This unit of measurement is also known as a gibibyte (GiB).

If you pay in a currency other than USD, the prices listed in your currency on Cloud Platform SKUs apply.

You can also find pricing information with the following options:

General-purpose machine types

E2 machine types

E2 standard machine types

E2 high-memory machine types

E2 high-CPU machine types

E2 custom vCPUs and memory

N2 machine types

N2 standard machine types

N2 high-memory machine types

N2 high-CPU machine types

N2 custom vCPUs and memory

N2 extended custom memory

N2D machine types

N2D standard machine types

N2D high-memory machine types

N2D high-CPU machine types

N2D custom vCPUs and memory

N2D extended custom memory

N1 machine types

N1 standard machine types

N1 high-memory machine types

N1 high-CPU machine types

N1 custom vCPUs and memory

N1 extended custom memory

Compute-optimized machine types

C2 vCPUs and memory

C2 machine types

Memory-optimized machine types

vCPUs and memory

M2 memory-optimized machine types

M1 memory-optimized machine types

Shared-core machine types

E2 shared-core machine types

N1 shared-core machine types

Sole-tenant node pricing

Premium images

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and RHEL for SAP images

RHEL images:

  • $0.06 USD/hour for instances with 4 or fewer vCPUs
  • $0.13 USD/hour for instances with more than 4 vCPUs

RHEL for SAP with HA and Update Services images:

  • $0.10 USD/hour for instances with 4 or fewer vCPUs
  • $0.225 USD/hour for instances with more than 4 vCPUs

All RHEL and RHEL for SAP images are charged a 1 minute minimum. After 1 minute, RHEL images are charged in 1 second increments.

SLES images and SLES for SAP images

SLES images:

  • $0.02 USD/hour for f1-micro and g1-small machine types
  • $0.11 USD/hour for all other machine types

SLES for SAP images:

  • $0.17 USD/hour for instances with 1 - 2 vCPUs
  • $0.34 USD/hour for instances with 3 - 4 vCPUs
  • $0.41 USD/hour for instances with 5 or more vCPUs

All SLES images are charged a 1 minute minimum. After 1 minute, SLES images are charged in 1 second increments.

Windows Server images

Public images for several versions of Windows Server are available in either the Server Core configuration or the Server with Desktop Experience configuration. Both configurations are available at the following prices:

  • $0.023 USD/hour for f1-micro and g1-small machine types
  • $0.046 USD per core/hour for all other machine types

Standard machine types, high-CPU machine types, and high-memory machine types are charged based on the number of CPUs. For example, n1-standard-4, n1-highcpu-4, and n1-highmem-4 are machine-types with 4 vCPUs, and are charged at $0.184 USD/hour (4 x $0.046 USD/hour).

Windows Server images are charged a 1 minute minimum. After 1 minute, Windows images are charged in 1 second increments. SQL Server images are charged a 10 minute minimum. After 10 minutes, SQL Server images are charged in 1 minute increments.

SQL Server images

SQL Server images incur costs in addition to the cost for Windows Server images and the cost for the selected machine type.

  • $0.399 USD per core/hour for SQL Server Enterprise
  • $0.1645 USD per core/hour for SQL Server Standard
  • $0.011 USD per core/hour for SQL Server Web
  • No additional charge for SQL Server Express

Microsoft SQL Server licensing requires a core license to be assigned to each virtual CPU on your virtual machine instance, with a four core minimum for each instance. Instances with fewer than 4 vCPUs will be charged for SQL Server at 4 x $0.1645 USD/hour ($0.658 USD/hour) to comply with these requirements. For instances with 4 or more vCPUs, Compute Engine charges you for Microsoft SQL Server licenses in increments of 2. However, instances with a custom machine type will be charged for the number of SQL Server licenses that is equal to the number of vCPUs.

Google recommends that you not use SQL Server images on f1-micro or g1-small machine types based on Microsoft's minimum hardware and software recommendations.

Unlike other premium images, SQL Server images are charged a 10 minute minimum. After 10 minutes, SQL Server images are charged in 1 minute increments.

Disk pricing

Persistent disk pricing

Local SSD pricing

Custom image storage pricing

If you import or create custom images in Compute Engine, these images incur a storage cost. The cost of these custom images depends on the location where you store the image.

Machine image pricing

GPU pricing