Google Translate API pricing is based on usage. Translation usage is calculated in millions of characters, where 1 million = 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:
- $20 per 1 million 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 million characters of text, where the charges are adjusted in proportion to the number of characters actually provided.
- Usage limits:
- Google Translate API has default limits of 2 million characters/day and 10,000 characters per 100 seconds (average 100 characters/second). You can increase the first limit up to 50 million characters/day in the Cloud Platform Console by following the instructions below.
- If you need to translate more than 50 million characters/day or 100 characters/second, contact us.
To enable billing for your project, do the following:
- Go to the project settings page. If prompted, select a project or create a new one.
- In the Billing section, click Enable billing.
- If you do not have a billing account, create one.
- 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, open the API Library in the Cloud Platform Console.
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 Quotas lets you view and change quota-related settings. Choosing Usage provides you with usage statistics as well as response code and method information.