Manage costs and usage across Google Cloud products and services.

Explore costs and usage management in Google Cloud

Read documentation and Cloud Architecture Center articles about costs and usage management products, capabilities, and procedures.

Google Cloud architecture framework: cost optimization

Plan with best practices to optimize the cost of workloads. (Goes to Architecture Center.)

Cloud Billing overview

Learn about cost management tools that help you track and understand your Google Cloud spending, pay your bill, and optimize your costs.

Cloud Billing reports

Get at-a-glance and user-configurable views of your cost history, current cost trends, and forecasted costs with intuitive reports.

Training, blog articles, and more

Go to training courses, blog articles, and other related resources.

Cost management with Google Cloud

Get best practices for monitoring, controlling, and optimizing your costs with Google Cloud's cost management tools. (Goes to YouTube.)

Optimize your Google Cloud costs

Study Google Cloud billing and cost management essentials for those in a Finance and/or IT related role. (Goes to Skills Boost Training.)

Exploring cost-optimization for GKE virtual machines

Study optimization of your cluster's infrastructure to help save costs and create a more efficient architecture for your applications. (Goes to Skills Boost Training.)

A tour of Google Cloud sustainability

Study why Google Cloud is the cleanest cloud in the industry by exploring and utilizing sustainability tools. (Goes to Skills Boost Training.)

Costs and usage management products by use case

Expand sections or use the filter to find products and guides for typical use cases.

Monitor and optimize costs

Track your Google Cloud costs, analyze your billing data, control and optimize your costs, and take advantage of committed use discounts.

Cloud Billing

Learn about cost management tools that help you track and understand your Google Cloud spending, pay your bill, and optimize your costs.

Committed use discounts

Committed use discounts (CUDs) provide discounted prices in exchange for your commitment to use a minimum level of resources for a specified term. The discounts are flexible, cover a wide range of resources, and are ideal for workloads with predictable resource needs.

Free cloud features and trial offer

This article describes the components of the Google Cloud Free Program.

Optimize costs with FinOps hub

Monitor and communicate your current savings, explore new recommended opportunities to optimize costs, and plan your optimization goals.
Get answers to questions 'Which Google Cloud services cost the most last month?'

View your committed use discount (CUD) reports

Use the CUD reports to analyze the effectiveness of your discounts.

Track costs with budgets

Use budgets to track your actual Google Cloud costs against your planned costs and receive spending alerts.

Use budgets to automate cost control responses

Use programmatic budget notifications to automate your cost control response based on the budget notification.

Automate cost optimization

Plan how to automate cost optimizations with Cloud Functions, Cloud Scheduler, and Cloud Monitoring. (Goes to Architecture Center.)

Manage resources and usage

Optimize your Google Cloud resource usage and increase efficiency.

Cloud Quotas

Monitor quota usage, create and modify quota alerts, and request quota adjustments for all of your Google Cloud services.

Understand quota values and system limits

Learn about tools you can use to monitor your usage of Google Cloud resources, create alerts, and request quota adjustments.

Administer quotas

View and manage the quota restrictions that are applicable to the Google Cloud resources that you use. (Goes to Architecture Center.)

Best practices for running cost-optimized Kubernetes applications on GKE

Plan using best practices for running cost-optimized applications on GKE to take advantage of the elasticity provided by Google Cloud. (Goes to Architecture Center.)


Measure, report, and reduce your Cloud carbon emissions.

Carbon Footprint

Display gross greenhouse gas emissions from electricity associated with the usage of covered Google Cloud services.

Carbon Footprint reporting methodology

Review the calculation methodology that Google Cloud uses to give our customers a report tailored to their specific gross carbon footprint.

Export your carbon footprint

Learn how to export your Carbon Footprint data to BigQuery or Sheets in order to perform data analysis and create custom dashboards and reports.

How to reduce your cloud carbon footprint

Read our best practices guide for building Google Cloud applications that have a minimal carbon footprint. (Goes to Architecture Center.)