Create your cost budget

  1. Go to the AWS Management Console and open the Billing and Cost Management console at Amazon Web Services home page.
  2. In the navigation pane, choose Budgets.
  3. At the top of the page, choose Create budget.
  4. For Select budget type, choose Cost budget.
  5. Choose Set your budget.
  6. For Name, enter the name of your budget.
  7. For Period, choose how often you want the budget to reset the actual and forecasted spend. Choose Monthly for every month, Quarterly for every three months, and Annually for every year.
  8. For a fixed Budgeted Amount, enter the total amount that you want to spend for this budget period.
  9. (Optional) For Budget effective dates, choose Recurring Budget for a budget that resets after the budget period or Expiring Budget for a one-time budget that doesn’t reset after the budget period.
    All budget times are in UTC.

Create Cost Budget

  1. (Optional) Under Budget parameters (optional), for Filtering, choose one or more of the available filters. Your choice of budget type determines the set of filters that is displayed on the console.
  2. (Optional) Under Budget parameters (optional), for Advanced options, choose one or more of the following filters. If you are signed in from a member account in an organization instead of from a master account, you might not see all of the advanced options.

Create Cost Budget

  1. Choose Configure alerts.
  2. Under Configure alerts, for Alert 1, choose Actual to create a notification for actual spend and Forecast to create a notification for your forecasted spend.
  3. For Alert threshold, enter the amount that you want to be notified at. This can be either an absolute value or a percentage. For example, for a budget of 200 dollars, if you want to be notified at 160 dollars (80% of your budget), enter 160 for an absolute budget or 80 for a percentage budget.
  4. For Email contacts, enter the email addresses that you want the notifications to be sent to and choose Add email contact. Separate multiple email addresses with a comma. A notification can have up to 10 email addresses.
  5. (Optional) For SNS topic ARN, enter the ARN for your Amazon SNS topic and then choose Verify. If you want to use an Amazon SNS topic for your notification but don’t have one, see Create a Topic in the Amazon Simple Notification Service Developer Guide.
  6. Choose Confirm budget.

Configure Alert

  1. Review your budget settings, and choose Create.