How to create budget and billing alerts

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  • Login to the Billing console:
  • From the left pane, click on Budgets -> Create budget:
  • Budget Type: Cost
  • Name: Monthly budget for account <AWS_Account_ID>
Note: Replace AWS Account ID with your actual account ID, as appear inside
  • Period: Monthly
  • Start date: Leave default settings
  • End date: Leave default settings
  • Budgeted Amount: Specify here the current account budget
  • Aggregate Costs by: Leave default settings
  • Include costs related to: Leave default settings
  • Notify me when actual costs are greater than 80% of budgeted amount
  • Email contacts: Specify here your email address or mailing list
  • Click on Create
  • Logoff the AWS management console