Cloud NAT Pricing

Cloud NAT pricing is based on the following usage:

  • An hourly price for the NAT gateway that is based on the number of VM instances that are using the gateway. The per hour rate is capped at 32 VM instances. Gateways that are serving instances beyond the maximum number are charged at the maximum per hour rate.

    Google Cloud counts VM instances that get a NAT assignment as using the gateway. For more information, see Cases where NAT is not performed on traffic.

  • A per GB cost for ingress and egress data that is processed by the gateway. The data processing price is the same across all regions. Egress costs to send traffic from the VM out of the network also applies

Number of assigned VM instances Price per hour Price per GB processed, both egress and ingress
Up to 32 VM instances $0.0014 * the number of VM instances that are using the gateway $0.045
More than 32 VM instances $0.044 $0.045

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

Total cost for running a NAT gateway and running traffic through it is as follows:

total cost for running the gateway = hourly cost for the NAT gateway + cost per GB of data that is processed by the gateway + egress costs for any traffic leaving the network

Pricing example

The following table shows the estimated monthly cost for a single NAT gateway that is serving a different number of VM instances. For both cases, the gateway runs for 720 hours in a billing cycle.

Usage Estimated bill
14 VM instances
Gateway processes 100 GB of traffic (egress and ingress)
($0.0014 * 14 instances * 720 hours) +
(100 GB processed traffic * $0.045) = $18.61
36 VM instances
Gateway processes 200 GB of traffic (egress and ingress)
($0.044 * 720 hours) +
(200 GB processed traffic * $0.045) = $40.68

Logging pricing

NAT logging pricing is described in Network Telemetry pricing.

Standard pricing for Stackdriver Logging, BigQuery, or Pub/Sub apply.

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