Billing problem


Hello, I've opened my AWS Free Tier account to have a try with the service and look around, since my free tier expired I was charged as expected for the one EC2 instance I had and the associated IP and virtual network( I think), but since terminating every single thing I had on my AWS account (I'm literally having nothing left running or stopped and no associated resources in use), I am still seeing daily charges of 1-3 dollars or so accumulating and I'm at a loss on what to do next to completely stop being charged for something I don't use. Any ideas?

asked a month ago72 views
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Check your bill to see which resources you're being charged for.
You can also search for active AWS resources by following the steps described in "Confirm you have terminated all active resources" in the document below.
As a result of your search, if there are any remaining AWS resources that will incur charges, please delete them.

Please also check if there are any remaining snapshots on EC2 or RDS.
If any remain, please delete them.

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answered a month ago
  • What items in EC2 are you being charged for? You can check the details by opening the invoice toggle as shown in the image below. a
    In the case of EC2, EBS and snapshots often remain and are billed. Just to be sure, check if there are any snapshots or EBS left in all regions. Also, please check EC2 in all regions from the URL below and check if it is running.

  • Does the usage time (43 Hrs) on your bill keep increasing? If this number does not increase, I don't think there will be any further charges. If the number has increased, please contact AWS Support by opening a case under "Account and billing". Inquiries under "Account and billing" can be made free of charge.


I've checked multiple times and I am being charged for the same thing: EC2 instances. But I have none available.

answered a month ago

Here are some steps you can take to troubleshoot and resolve the issue:

Review Billing Dashboard: Log in to the AWS Management Console and navigate to the Billing Dashboard. Review the detailed billing reports to identify the specific services or resources that are incurring charges Verify Termination: Double-check that all resources, including EC2 instances, IP addresses, virtual networks, and any other associated resources, have been properly terminated. Ensure that there are no lingering snapshots, volumes, or other artifacts left behind after termination. Some AWS services have recurring charges even if no resources are actively provisioned. For example, AWS Support plans or reserved instance reservations may continue to incur charges. Review your account for any recurring charges and consider whether you still need those services.

If you're unable to identify the source of the charges or if you believe there may be an error, contact AWS Support for assistance. AWS Support can help investigate the charges, provide detailed billing analysis, and offer guidance on resolving any issues :-

Hope it clarifies and if does I would appreciate answer to be accepted so that community can benefit for clarity, thanks ;)

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answered a month ago

US East (N. Virginia) USD 3.14

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud running Red Hat Enterprise Linux USD 3.08 $0.0716 per On Demand RHEL t2.micro Instance Hour 43 Hrs

I've terminated this instance more than a week ago and it's not even listed in EC2, yet I am still being charged for it.

answered a month ago

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