This topic lists the billing items, free quotas, and free items of MNS. This topic also describes how you are billed for each item. You can select the specifications based on your business requirements.

Billing methods

MNS supports only the pay-as-you-go billing method.

Billing items

You are billed for the following items in MNS:

API requests

Region Unit price (USD/million requests)
China (Hangzhou), China (Shanghai), China (Shenzhen), China (Beijing), China (Qingdao), China (Zhangjiakou-Beijing Winter Olympics), China (Hohhot), and China (Chengdu) 0.32
China (Hong Kong), Singapore (Singapore), Japan (Tokyo), Australia (Sydney), US (Virginia), US (Silicon Valley), Germany (Frankfurt), UAE (Dubai), and UK (London) 0.46
Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), India (Mumbai), and Indonesia (Jakarta) 0.43

The billing item applies to both topics and queues.

  • The number of MNS API requests is calculated on an hourly basis, measured in millions, and accurate to two decimal places.
  • The message body in each API request has a size limit of 4 KB. If you need to send a message that is larger than 4 KB, you must use multiple API requests to send the message. For example, if you need to publish or subscribe to a message of 256 KB, you are billed for 64 API requests (256/4 = 64).
  • Before you delete a topic or queue, stop all applications from sending API requests to the topic or queue. Otherwise, you are billed for API requests even if they are sent after the topic or queue is deleted.

Topics

Region Unit price (USD/topic/day)
China (Hangzhou), China (Shanghai), China (Shenzhen), China (Beijing), China (Qingdao), China (Zhangjiakou-Beijing Winter Olympics), China (Hohhot), and China (Chengdu) 0.32
China (Hong Kong), Singapore (Singapore), Japan (Tokyo), Australia (Sydney), US (Virginia), US (Silicon Valley), Germany (Frankfurt), UAE (Dubai), and UK (London) 0.46
Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), India (Mumbai), and Indonesia (Jakarta) 043
  • A bill is generated for a topic once a day and the bill is charged to the Alibaba Cloud account.
  • If you no longer use a topic, delete the topic in time to avoid unnecessary costs.

Queues

Region Unit price (USD/queue/day)
China (Hangzhou), China (Shanghai), China (Shenzhen), China (Beijing), China (Qingdao), China (Zhangjiakou-Beijing Winter Olympics), China (Hohhot), and China (Chengdu) 0.08
China (Hong Kong), Singapore (Singapore), Japan (Tokyo), Australia (Sydney), US (Virginia), US (Silicon Valley), Germany (Frankfurt), UAE (Dubai), and UK (London) 0.11
Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), India (Mumbai), and Indonesia (Jakarta) 0.11
  • A bill is generated for a queue once a day and the bill is charged to the Alibaba Cloud account.
  • If you no longer use a queue, delete the queue in time to avoid unnecessary costs.

Free quotas and free items

The following items are temporarily free of charge. You will be notified by a mobile phone text message, Alibaba Cloud notice, or mail if the items become billable.

  • 20 million API requests
  • Message storage in MNS
  • Internet traffic

Billing

In MNS, charges are calculated every hour and a bill is generated every 24 hours. The fees from the previous natural day are deducted on the current natural day from your Alibaba Cloud account balance based on the bill.