Exchange rates

Exchange rate conversions

Google Cloud prices most services in United States Dollars (USD).

When Google charges in local currency, we convert prices pursuant to the conversion rates published by leading financial institutions. We will not notify you for increases in non-USD prices that are due to currency conversion fluctuations. Some currencies follow additional rules described below.

Additional rules

2021 exchange rate increase limits

From January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021, we will use conversion rates published by leading financial institutions for the currencies listed below, but with protection from large month-to-month rate changes. Specifically, we limit the increase in each "Currency to USD" rate to a maximum of 2% in any month-to-month period. There is no limit to rate decreases.

For example, the "Currency to USD" rate for January 2021 will be a maximum of 2% higher than the rate we used in December 2020. The rate in February 2021 will be a maximum of 2% higher than the rate we used in January 2021, and so on. If the published conversion rate is the same or lower than the previous month's rate, we will use the published rate.

Currency Code Monthly Increase Limit Currency to USD (December 2020) USD to Currency (December 2020)

2020 exchange rate ceilings

From May 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020, the following currencies are subject to an exchange rate ceiling based on the "Currency to USD" rate used by Google Cloud in January 2020. For each month if the rate we would have selected is above this value, the rate listed below will be used instead. If the rate is below this value we will use the lower rate.

Currency CodeCurrency to USDUSD to Currency


  • The BRL rate is inclusive of the 13.83% surcharge to account for the direct operating cost of providing services locally in Brazil.
  • In the tables above, local currency to USD rates are rounded to two decimal places and USD to local currency rates are rounded to six decimal places. Actual rates may have additional digits of precision.