Billing of my GCP instance goes down every week and increases at the start of every month Why is this fluctauation

0 votes
I'm running on Google Cloud. I was looking at the costs and I noticed something weird - every week the daily cost of running machines is going down, and then on the 1st day of the month, it goes back up.

Why exactly does this happen? I can see a significant difference in the pricing.
Oct 9, 2019 in GCP by Karan
• 19,600 points
280 views

1 answer to this question.

0 votes

The prices don't change, but an increasing discount is applied when your instances run longer.

Google Compute offers a sustained use discount for running specific Compute Engine resources a significant portion of the billing month. The discounts come in a couple of tiers and start to apply after running first 25% of a month, then increase after running 50% and 75% of the month. 

See https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/sustained-use-discounts

answered Oct 9, 2019 by Sirajul
• 59,170 points

Related Questions In GCP

0 votes
0 answers

What is the meaning of "authoritative" and "authoritative" for GCP IAM bindings/members

I am trying to understand the difference ...READ MORE

Mar 2 in GCP by Rahul
• 2,080 points
28 views
0 votes
1 answer

Is there any option to calculate the pricing of certain resource in my GCP project.?

You can use the Billing catalog API ...READ MORE

answered May 4 in GCP by Korak
• 4,460 points
26 views
0 votes
1 answer

Is there any limit on the number of VPC per project in GCP?

The default limit for number of networks ...READ MORE

answered Oct 9, 2019 in GCP by Sirajul
• 59,170 points
2,612 views
0 votes
1 answer
0 votes
1 answer

Creating a SQL Server instance using Google Compute engine.

Google Compute Engine provides public images preconfigured with ...READ MORE

answered Sep 23, 2019 in GCP by Sirajul
• 59,170 points
1,468 views
0 votes
1 answer
0 votes
1 answer

How do i install gcloud compute?

The gcloud compute command-line tool enables you to easily ...READ MORE

answered Sep 23, 2019 in GCP by Sirajul
• 59,170 points
682 views
0 votes
1 answer

Creating password for a windows instance on GCP

Windows Server instances use password authentication instead ...READ MORE

answered Sep 24, 2019 in GCP by Sirajul
• 59,170 points
2,256 views
0 votes
1 answer
webinar REGISTER FOR FREE WEBINAR X
Send OTP
REGISTER NOW
webinar_success Thank you for registering Join Edureka Meetup community for 100+ Free Webinars each month JOIN MEETUP GROUP