This topic describes the billing methods, billable items, and pricing of NAT Gateway.

Billing method

NAT Gateway supports the pay-as-you-go and subscription billing methods.
  • Pay-as-you-go: You are charged for the actual usage of each billable item. Fees are deducted after resources are consumed. This billing method is ideal for scenarios in which you cannot accurately predict resource usage.
  • Subscription resource plans: You must purchase resource plans before you use resources. The fees for resource usage are offset by resource plans.
  • The subscription billing method is more cost-effective than the pay-as-you-go billing method.
  • If your usage exceeds the capacity of the resource plans, the overages are billed based on the pay-as-you-go billing method and are included in the bills. We recommend that you purchase resource plans based on the services that you need and the estimated amount of resource usage. For more information, see NAT resource plans.

Billable items

The following table describes the billable items of pay-as-you-go NAT gateways:
Billable item Instance fee CU fee
Internet NAT gateway Charged Charged
VPC NAT gateway Charged Charged

Billing cycle

Internet NAT gateways and VPC NAT gateways are billed on an hourly basis, and fees are deducted based on resource usage. Bills are generally generated one hour after a billing cycle ends. The time when bills are generated is determined by the system.


For more information about the pricing of each billable item of NAT Gateway, see Billing of Internet NAT gateways, Billing of VPC NAT gateways, and NAT resource plans. The prices on the buy page prevails.


  • Billing method
    Billing of Internet NAT gateways
    Billing of VPC NAT gateways
  • Resource plan
    NAT resource plans
  • More
    Overdue payments
    View resource usage details
    Billing FAQ