Anycast Elastic IP Address (Anycast EIP) supports the pay-by-data-transfer billing method.

The pay-by-data-transfer billing method

The pay-by-data-transfer billing method allows you to pay fees based on your actual resource usage. Fees are calculated and bills are generated on an hourly basis. If you use an Anycast EIP for less than one hour, the usage duration is rounded up to one hour. You can release a pay-by-data-transfer Anycast EIP at any time. After an Anycast EIP is released, the bill of the current hour is generated the following hour. Then, the fees are deducted from your account balance.

Total fees of a pay-by-data-transfer Anycast EIP = Configuration fee + Internet data transfer fee + Internal data transfer fee. The configuration fee, Internet data transfer fee, and internal data transfer fee are calculated by using the following methods:

  • You are charged a configuration fee for the public IP address that is allocated to your Anycast EIP.

    Configuration fee = Instance unit price(USD/hour) × Usage duration (hours)

    The instance unit price is USD 0.012/hour.

    Usage duration refers to the time period from when the Anycast EIP is purchased to when it is released.

  • You are charged an Internet data transfer fee for the bandwidth that is used to connect to an Alibaba Cloud access point from the Internet.

    Internet data transfer fee = Unit price of Internet data transfer(USD/GB) × Amount of data transfer (GB)

    Unit prices of Internet data transfer vary based on the region where an access point is deployed. For more information, see Unit prices of Internet data transfer. For more information about the regions where access points are deployed, see Anycast EIP access points.

    You are charged an Internet data transfer fee for the traffic that flows through the Anycast EIP in the dominant direction. The amount of data transfer refers to the total amount of data that is transferred in the dominant direction within a billing cycle.

  • You are charged an internal data transfer fee for the bandwidth that is used to route traffic from an Alibaba Cloud access point to an origin server.

    Internal data transfer fee = Unit price of internal data transfer(USD/GB) × Amount of data transfer (GB)

    You are charged an internal data transfer fee for the traffic that flows through the Anycast EIP in the dominant direction. Unit prices of internal data transfer vary based on the region where an access point is deployed. For more information, see Unit prices of internal data transfer. The amount of data transfer refers to the total amount of data that is transferred in the dominant direction within a billing cycle.

Unit prices of Internet data transfer

The following table describes the unit prices of Internet data transfer in different regions. Unit:USD/GB.
Region North America Europe Asia Pacific* Australia Middle East China (Hong Kong)
Unit price 0.078 0.070 0.117 0.130 0.125 0.452
Note * The Asia Pacific region does not include China (Hong Kong).

Unit prices of internal data transfer

Unit prices of internal data transfer vary based on the region where an access point is deployed and the region where an origin server is deployed. For example, the unit price of internal data transfer from the access point in South Korea (Seoul) to the origin server in UK (London) is USD 0.866/GB. The unit price of internal data transfer from the access point in Thailand (Bangkok) to the origin server in Singapore (Singapore) is USD 0.333/GB.

For more information about unit prices of internal data transfer, see the following table. Unit:USD/GB.

Region
US (Silicon Valley) UK (London) Russia (Moscow) Singapore (Singapore) China (Hong Kong) India (Mumbai) Philippines (Manila) Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh) Thailand (Bangkok) China (Taiwan) South Korea (Seoul)
US (Silicon Valley) 0.000 0.866 0.866 0.866 0.866 0.866 0.866 0.866 0.866 0.866 0.866
US (Virginia) 0.333 0.866 0.866 0.866 0.866 0.866 0.866 0.866 0.866 0.866 0.866
UK (London) 0.866 0.000 0.333 0.866 0.866 0.866 0.866 0.866 0.866 0.866 0.866
Germany (Frankfurt) 0.866 0.333 0.333 0.866 0.866 0.866 0.866 0.866 0.866 0.866 0.866
Singapore (Singapore) 0.866 0.866 0.866 0.000 0.333 0.333 0.333 0.333 0.333 0.333 0.333
Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) 0.866 0.866 0.866 0.333 0.333 0.333 0.333 0.333 0.333 0.333 0.333
China (Hong Kong) 0.866 0.866 0.866 0.333 0.000 0.333 0.333 0.333 0.333 0.333 0.333
India (Mumbai) 0.866 0.866 0.866 0.333 0.333 0.000 0.333 0.333 0.333 0.333 0.333
Japan (Tokyo) 0.866 0.866 0.866 0.333 0.333 0.333 0.333 0.333 0.333 0.333 0.333