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Translate API

Pricing

Google Translate API pricing is based on usage. Translation usage is calculated in millions of characters (M), where 1 M = 106 characters. For more information, see the Pricing FAQ.

When charging in local currency, Google will convert the prices listed into applicable local currency pursuant to the conversion rates published by leading financial institutions.

Important: Google Translate API v2 requires billing information for all accounts before you can start using the service. See instructions below on how to enable billing.

  • Usage fees:
    • Translation:
      • $20 per 1 M characters of text, where the charges are adjusted in proportion to the number of characters actually provided. For example, if you were to translate 500K characters, you would be billed $10.
    • Language Detection:
      • $20 per 1 M characters of text, where the charges are adjusted in proportion to the number of characters actually provided.
  • Usage limits:
    • Google Translate API has a default limit of 2 M chars/day. You can increase this limit up to 50 M chars/day in the Developers Console by following the instructions below.
    • If you need to translate more than 50 M chars/day, please contact us.

To enable billing for your project, do the following:

  1. Go to the Google Developers Console.
  2. Select a project, or create a new one.
  3. In the sidebar on the left, select Billing & Settings.
  4. In the Billing section, click Enable billing.
  5. If you do not have a billing account, create one.
  6. Select your location, fill out the form, and click Submit and enable billing.

To view or change usage limits for your project, or to request an increase to your quota, do the following:

  1. Go to the Google Developers Console.
  2. Select a project, or create a new one.
  3. In the sidebar on the left, expand APIs & auth.
  4. Click APIs to go to the API section.

If you have enabled billing for your project, you can see the quota percentage for each API. You can view and change quotas from the API section's API Library and Enabled APIs links. Selecting an API from the API Library list or from the Enabled APIs page takes you to a page with overview, usage, and quota links for that API. Choosing Quota lets you view and change quota-related settings. Choosing Usage provides you with usage statistics as well as response code and method information.