Container Builder charges for build-minutes consumed above a certain threshold.

A build-minute is incurred for every minute that a build initiated by Container Builder is in process. Build-minutes are not incurred for the time that a build is queued. Charges are accrued to the billing account associated with the Google Cloud Platform Console project that initiated the build.

Machine type Virtual CPUs Quick Start Price (USD)
n1-standard-1 1 $0.003 / build-minute. First 120 builds-minutes per day are free.*
n1-highcpu-8 8 $0.016 / build-minute
n1-highcpu-32 32 $0.064 / build-minute

* Promotional free tier of 120 free build-minutes per day is per billing account and is subject to change.
If you pay in a currency other than USD, the prices listed in your currency on Cloud Platform SKUs apply.

BuildOptions supports a diskSizeGb field that lets you request additional disk beyond the default 100GB (up to 1000GB). This custom disk size usage is billed directly by Google Compute Engine. See the Compute Engine Disk pricing section for details.

Customers might incur costs for storing an image in Google Container Registry. Refer to the pricing page of that product for more information.


Each GCP Console project is granted quota to run 10 builds at a time. When this quota is filled, requests for additional builds are queued and processed serially after each running build completes.

From time to time, Container Builder might allow more than ten concurrent builds per project, but users should not expect this behavior and should design their use within the quota limit of ten concurrent builds per project.

Google may change this restriction at any time.

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