How I Conquer My AWS Costs

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  1. Log into the AWS Management Console
  2. Go to Cost Management
  3. Open Cost Explorer
  4. I like to drill down to the Last 1 Day to see what is currently generating charges in the AWS account. So select 1D and Apply:
Select 1D and Apply to see most recent day.
Costs from last day.
  1. Filter by the service you want to get details on, in this case CloudWatch. Enter the service name, Select All (2), and Apply filters:
The filters have auto-suggest.
ApiGatewayCache ranks highest among API Gateway Usage types in this AWS account
Filter by the Usage Type that’s ranking highest when grouping by usage type

Tag everything, so you can see exactly what apps are running up your AWS bill.

Grouping by Tag, once you’ve filtered by service and usage type, could reveal which API is making the billing charts.

If there are no API Gateway requests you don’t pay anything, but storage costs money regardless of whether you use it or not.

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