Pricing examples

This page discusses example scenarios for Cloud Storage pricing. For Google Drive, which offers simple online storage for your personal files, see Google Drive pricing.

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

Overview

Cloud Storage pricing is based on the following components:

  • Data storage: the amount of data stored in your buckets. Storage rates vary depending on the storage class of your data and location of your buckets.
  • Data processing: the processing done by Cloud Storage, which includes operations charges, any applicable retrieval fees, and inter-region replication.
  • Network usage: the amount of data read from or moved between your buckets.

Simple example

Suppose you have the following storage usage pattern for my-bucket in a given month:

Pricing Category Type of Usage Amount
Data storage Standard Storage in a region 50 GB (the average amount of data in your bucket over the course of the month)
Data processing Class A operations (object adds, bucket and object listings) 10,000 operations
Data processing Class B operations (object gets, retrieving bucket and object metadata) 50,000 operations
Network usage Egress to the Americas and EMEA 1 GB

Your bill for the month for my-bucket is calculated as follows, assuming no always free discounts apply:

Pricing Category Calculation Cost
Data storage 50 GB Standard Storage * $0.020 per GB $1.00
Data processing 10,000 Class A operations * $0.05 per 10,000 operations $0.05
Data processing 50,000 Class B operations * $0.004 per 10,000 operations $0.02
Network usage 1 GB egress * $0.12 per GB $0.12
Total $1.19

Detailed pricing example

The following example shows storage usage that includes multiple storage classes as well as bandwidth consumption that spans multiple tiers. For each storage class, the data storage amount is the average over the course of the month.

Suppose you have the following storage usage pattern in a given month:

Pricing Category Type of Usage Amount
Data storage Standard Storage in a multi-region 60 TB
Data storage Standard Storage in the nam4 dual-region 30 TB
Data storage Nearline Storage in a multi-region 100 TB
Data processing Class A operations (object adds, bucket and object listings) on Standard Storage data 100,000 operations
Data processing Class B operations (object gets, retrieving bucket and object metadata) on Standard Storage data 10,000,000 operations
Data processing Class B operations (object gets, retrieving bucket and object metadata) on Nearline Storage data 1,000,000 operations
Data processing Data retrieval (the Nearline Storage portion of your overall data egress) 10 TB
Data processing Inter-region replication in a dual-region (turbo replication) 14 TB
Network usage Egress to the Americas and EMEA 25 TB
Network usage Egress to Asia-Pacific 25 TB
Network usage Multi-region ingress from the Americas and EMEA 25 TB
Network usage Dual-region ingress 14 TB
Network usage Multi-region ingress from Asia-Pacific 10 TB

Your bill for the month is calculated as follows, assuming no always free discounts apply:

Pricing Category Calculation Cost
Data storage 60 TB (61440 GB) Standard Storage * $0.026 per GB $1,597.44
Data storage 30 TB (30720 GB) Standard Storage * $0.036 per GB $1,105.92
Data storage 100 TB (102400 GB) Nearline Storage * $0.010 per GB $1,024.00
Data processing 100,000 Class A operations * $0.05 per 10,000 operations $0.50
Data processing 10,000,000 Class B operations * $0.004 per 10,000 operations $4.00
Data processing 1,000,000 Class B operations * $0.01 per 10,000 operations $1.00
Data processing 10 TB (10240 GB) data retrieval * 0.01 per GB $102.40
Data processing 14 TB (14485 GB) data with turbo replication * $0.04 per GB $579.40
Network usage 25 TB total egress to the Americas and EMEA:
(0-1 TB tier): 1TB (1024GB) egress * $0.12 per GB
(1-10 TB tier): 9TB (9216GB) egress * $0.11 per GB
(10+ TB tier): 15TB (15360GB) egress * $0.08 per GB

$122.88
$1,013.76
$1,228.80
Network usage 25 TB total egress to the Asia-Pacific:
(0-1 TB tier): 1TB (1024GB) egress * $0.12 per GB
(1-10 TB tier): 9TB (9216GB) egress * $0.11 per GB
(10+ TB tier): 15TB (15360GB) egress * $0.08 per GB

$122.88
$1,013.76
$1,228.80
Network usage Ingress is free $0.00
Total $9135.54

Prorated storage example

This example demonstrates how Cloud Storage prorates the storage costs of your data.

Say you store a 15 GB object as Standard Storage in a multi-region for 12 hours. Cloud Storage treats this as 0.5 days of storage, or 1/60 of a month (assuming a 30-day month). This storage incurs a charge of:

$0.026(per GB per month) * 15(GB) * 1/60(months) = $0.0065

Early deletion example

This example demonstrates how early deletion charges are calculated. Early deletion charges can apply when deleting an object, overwriting an object with new object data, or rewriting an object, such as changing an object's storage class.

Say you store 1,000 GB of Coldline Storage data in the US multi-region on day 1. Then, at the end of day 60 you delete all of the data. Because Coldline Storage has a 90-day minimum storage duration, you are charged as if you had stored the data for 90 days. The charge is divided into two parts:

  1. The normal at-rest storage cost associated with the 60 days your data existed in the bucket:

    $0.007/GB/mo. * 1,000 GB * 2 mo. = $14
  2. An early-deletion fee associated with the 30 days remaining in the data's 90-day minimum storage duration:

    $0.00023333/GB/day * 1,000 GB * 30 days = $7

In this example, the total cost of storing your Coldline Storage data for 60 days is $21. This is the same cost that you would have paid if you had stored the data for all 90 days and deleted it at the end of the 90th day, because in that scenario, there would be no early-deletion fee, but you would pay for 90 days of at-rest storage.

Rewriting data

In a modified example where instead of deleting the data, you rewrite it with a different storage class, the same early deletion calculation applies. In addition, the newly-rewritten data incurs data storage costs in the new storage class.

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