Container Registry Pricing

Container Registry charges for the Cloud Storage storage and network egress used by your Docker images, as well as the vulnerability scanning feature. This page briefly explains the approximate costs for these resources. For more complete information on storage and network egress costs, see the Cloud Storage pricing page.

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


The first time you push an image to Container Registry, the system creates a Cloud Storage bucket to store all of your images. You are charged for this storage.

The default Cloud Storage class used for most Container Registry storage buckets is called Multi-Regional.

The price for Multi-Regional buckets is about $0.026 per GB per month.

Because your regional location and storage needs might vary, your Cloud Storage bucket's class might also vary. To learn about pricing for other bucket classes, see the Cloud Storage pricing price sheet.

To learn more about regional locations and their Cloud Storage classes, see Bucket Locations.

Network egress

The Cloud Storage network egress pricing sheet explains how you are charged for egress.

Vulnerability scanning

If you choose to enable the vulnerability scanning feature for your container images, the price is $0.26 per scanned container image. This charge applies only to the first time an image is scanned. Once an image has been uploaded and initially scanned, subsequent scans of the same image are free.

When you enable the Container Scanning API, billing begins immediately. Once you enable the API, Container Analysis automatically scans each newly pushed image, but does not automatically scan existing images. To scan an existing image, you must push it again.

Promotional period for vulnerability scanning

Between September 20, 2019 and March 20, 2020, there are no charges for using the vulnerability scanning feature.

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