This topic provides an overview of the billing methods and binding fees for Elastic IP addresses. Elastic IP addresses support the billing methods of pay-as-you-go and subscription. Binding cloud products to either pay-as-you-go or subscription Elastic IP addresses can incur binding fees that vary in certain circumstances.

Billing method

The following table lists the billing details of Elastic IP addresses with different billing items.
Note
  • “—” means that the corresponding fee is not charged, and “✔” means that the corresponding fee is charged.
  • India (Mumbai) and UAE (Dubai) regions do not support the billing model of pay-by-bandwidth for both subscription and pay-as-you-go Elastic IP addresses.
Billing method Billing model Configuration fee Bandwidth fee Traffic fee
Subscription Pay-by-bandwidth -
Pay-as-you-go Pay-by-data-transfer
  • No configuration fee: Associate an Elastic IP address with an Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instance in a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).
  • Incurs a configuration fee: Associate an Elastic IP address with a NAT Gateway, a Server Load Balancer (SLB), a secondary Elastic Network Interface (ENI), or a High-Availability Virtual IP Address (HaVip).
Pay-by-bandwidth

Binding fee

Binding fees vary depending on the number of times you bind Elastic IP addresses in a region. The details of the binding fees are as follows:
Notice Binding fees are charged for the bindings of Elastic IP addresses that were purchased after 00: 00 on January 15, 2020 and under accounts that have not previously owned any Elastic IP address. Binding fees are not charged to users who have purchased one or more Elastic IP addresses before 00: 00 on January 15, 2020.
Within a calendar day, if the number of times you bind Elastic IP addresses per region with one account is less than or equal to five times your quota, no binding fee is charged. If the number of times you bind Elastic IP addresses exceeds five times your quota, a binding fee is charged for the excessive binding times at a rate of USD 0.149 per time. Binding fees are calculated and billed on a daily basis.
Note The quota refers to the default number of Elastic IP addresses that you can hold under one account. To view quotas, see Manage quotas.

For example, if your account can hold up to 20 Elastic IP addresses by default, you can bind Elastic IP addresses 100 times free of charge in each region within a calendar day. For the bindings after the 100th time, a binding fee is charged at a rate of USD 0.149 per time. That is, USD 0.149 is charged for the 101st time you bind an Elastic IP address as the binding fee, which will amount to USD 1.49 for the 110th time you bind an Elastic IP address.