Sydney AWS Price Comparison

Its no secret I love AWS, a great API combined with their flexible pay as you go model has made it my platform of choice for many projects including my popular “S3 Video” plugin for WordPress. So when they announced their new APAC Sydney “region” a couple of days back I was keen to take a look.

Especially the pricing, in Australia it seems we pay more for just about everything when compared with the rest of the world. Colocation and power costs have soared in Sydney over the last few years so I was pleasantly surprised when I did a quick price comparison of some random Amazon AWS services across the available locations.

Amazon S3 Storage Pricing

Standard Storage –¬†First 1 TB / month pricing tier
$0.125 per GB – US Standard
$0.140 per GB – Northern California (USA)
$0.125 per GB – EU (Ireland)
$0.170 per GB – Sao Paulo (South America)
$0.125 per GB – Singapore (APAC)
$0.130 per GB – Tokyo (APAC)
$0.140 per GB – Sydney (APAC)

Avg: $0.1193 (Sydney +0.0207)

Amazon S2 Elastic Cloud Instance Pricing

Small Instance Prices (Per hour)

Linux – Location
$0.065 N.Virginia (USA)
$0.090 Northern California (USA)
$0.065 Oregon (USA)
$0.115 Sao Paulo (South America)
$0.085 Ireland (EU)
$0.085 Singapore (APAC)
$0.085 Tokyo (APAC)
$0.085 Sydney (APAC)

Avg (Linux): $0.0844 (Sydney +$0.0006)

Windows – Location
$0.115 N.Virginia (USA)
$0.125 Northern California (USA)
$0.115 Oregon (USA)
$0.150 Sao Paulo (South America)
$0.115 Ireland (EU)
$0.115 Singapore (APAC)
$0.115 Tokyo (APAC)
$0.115 Sydney (APAC)

Avg (Windows): $0.1206 (Sydney -$0.0006)

Large Instance Prices (Per hour)

Linux – Location
$0.260 N.Virginia (USA)
$0.360 Northern California (USA)
$0.260 Oregon (USA)
$0.460 Sao Paulo (South America)
$0.340 Ireland (EU)
$0.340 Singapore (APAC)
$0.368 Tokyo (APAC)
$0.340 Sydney (APAC)

Avg (Linux): $0.341 (Sydney -$0.001)

Windows – Location
$0.460 N.Virginia (USA)
$0.500 Northern California (USA)
$0.460 Oregon (USA)
$0.600 Sao Paulo (South America)
$0.460 Ireland (EU)
$0.460 Singapore (APAC)
$0.460 Tokyo (APAC)
$0.460 Sydney (APAC)

Avg (Windows): $0.4825 (Sydney -$0.225)

Amazon RDS Service

MySQL (Price per hour) based on micro database instance

$0.025 N.Virginia (USA)
$0.025 Oregon (USA)
$0.035 Northern California (USA)
$0.035 Ireland (EU)
$0.035 Singapore (APAC)
$0.035 Tokyo (APAC)
$0.035 Sydney (APAC)
$0.035 Sao Paulo (South America)

Avg: $0.0325 (Sydney +0.0025)

MySQL (Price per hour) based on extra large DB instance

$0.730 N.Virginia (USA)
$0.730 Oregon (USA)
$0.920 Northern California (USA)
$0.920 Ireland (EU)
$0.920 Singapore (APAC)
$0.955 Tokyo (APAC)
$0.920 Sydney (APAC)
$0.120 Sao Paulo (South America)

Avg: $0.7769 (Sydney +0.1431)

*Note: I am not affiliated with Amazon in any way. Prices were taken from the Amazon website on the 14th November 2012 and are subject to change. The following list should not be treated as a comprehensive or even accurate price guide.

More Information:

Announcing the AWS Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region

Amazon AWS website

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