Elastic IP Address (EIP) supports two line types: BGP (Multi-ISP) and BGP (Multi-ISP) Pro. Both types support the pay-as-you-go and subscription billing methods. You may be charged an association fee when you associate a pay-as-you-go EIP or a subscription EIP with a cloud resource.

Note BGP (Multi-ISP) is supported in all regions. BGP (Multi-ISP) Pro is supported only in the China (Hong Kong) region.

Billable items

The billable items of EIPs vary based on the billing method or metering method. The following table describes the billable items for EIPs.
Note "-" indicates that the fee is not charged and "✔" indicates that the fee is charged.
Billing method Metering method Configuration fee Bandwidth fee Data transfer fee
Subscription Pay-by-bandwidth - -
Pay-as-you-go Pay-by-data-transfer
  • You are not charged a configuration fee if you associate an EIP with an Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instance that is deployed in a virtual private cloud (VPC) or an elastic container instance. For more information, see Associate an EIP with a pod.
  • You are charged a configuration fee if one of the following conditions is met:
    • Your EIP is not associated with a cloud resource.
    • Your EIP is associated with a NAT gateway, Server Load Balancer (SLB) instance, secondary elastic network interface (ENI), or high-availability virtual IP address (HAVIP).
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Pay-by-bandwidth -

Association fees

You may be charged an association fee when you associate an EIP with a cloud resource. EIP association fees are calculated based on the number of times that you associate EIPs in a region.
Notice You are charged EIP association fees if your first-time purchase of EIPs was made after 00:00 (UTC+8), January 15, 2020. If you purchase EIPs before 00:00 (UTC+8), January 15, 2020, you are not charged EIP association fees.
You are charged an association fee if the number of times that you associate EIPs in a region within one day exceeds five times the quota. If the number of times that you associate EIPs exceeds five times the quota, you are charged USD 0.149 for each additional time that you associate EIPs. Association fees are calculated and bills are generated on a daily basis.
Note The quota equals the default number of EIPs that can be owned by your Alibaba Cloud account. For more information about how to view the quota, see Manage quotas.

If your account can own at most 20 EIPs, you can associate EIPs 100 times in each region within one day free of charge. If you associate EIPs more than 100 times, you are charged USD 0.149 for each additional time that you associate EIPs. For example, if you associate EIPs 101 times in a region within one day, the association fee is USD 0.149. If you associate EIPs 110 times in a region within one day, the association fee is USD 1.49.