Elastic IP addresses (EIPs) support 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 and metering method, as shown in the following figure. Billable items
Billable item Description References
Bandwidth fee You are charged based on the specified maximum bandwidth value, regardless of the actual data transfer.
Data transfer fee You are charged based on data transfer over the Internet per hour.
Configuration fee (not charged when specific conditions are met)
By default, you are charged a configuration fee for an EIP. You are not charged a configuration fee for an EIP only when the following conditions are met: The EIP is associated with an Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instance in a virtual private cloud (VPC) or an elastic container instance. The EIP quota of your Alibaba Cloud account does not exceed 2,000. Whether you are charged a configuration fee is not determined by the number of EIPs that you create with your Alibaba Cloud account.
Note By default, you can apply for at most 20 EIPs with each Alibaba Cloud account. You can go to the Quota Management page to view the highest quota that you can apply for. For more information, see Manage quotas.
Security protection fee (charged when this feature is enabled)
  • If you use Anti-DDoS Origin Basic, you are not charged a security protection fee.
  • If you use Anti-DDoS Pro/Premium, you are charged a security protection fee.
EIP association fee (not charged when specific conditions are met)
Whether you are charged an EIP association fee is determined by the number of times that you associate EIPs in each region with each Alibaba Cloud account.
Notice You are charged an EIP association fee if you first purchased EIPs after 00:00 (UTC+8), January 15, 2020. If you purchased EIPs before 00:00 (UTC+8), January 15, 2020, you are not charged an EIP association fee.
You are not charged an association fee if the number of times that you associate EIPs in each region with each account within one calendar day does not exceed 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. 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 example, 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. 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 total association fee is USD 1.49.