Compare EC2 instance types

Find out all AWS EC2 instances, estimate their price, compare them to other providers.

 
NameCPURAMGPUAverage price/hour
for all locations in USD
a1.2xlarge8160$0,38
a1.4xlarge16320$0,59
a1.large240$0,12
a1.medium120$0,08
a1.metal16320$0,52
a1.xlarge480$0,19
c1.medium220$0,25
c1.xlarge870$0,77
c3.2xlarge8150$1,25
c3.4xlarge16300$3,97
c3.8xlarge32600$6,58
c3.large240$0,26
c3.xlarge480$1,3
c4.2xlarge8150$1,85
c4.4xlarge16300$2,81
c4.8xlarge36600$5,55
c4.large240$0,4
c4.xlarge480$0,97
c5.12xlarge48960$8,97
c5.18xlarge721440$10,86
c5.24xlarge961920$17,04
c5.2xlarge8160$1,5
c5.4xlarge16320$3,34
c5.9xlarge36720$6,13
c5.large240$0,28
c5.metal961920$22,73
c5.xlarge480$0,61
c5a.12xlarge48960$10,5
c5a.16xlarge641280$15,37
c5a.24xlarge961920$19,26
c5a.2xlarge8160$1,68
c5a.4xlarge16320$2,45
c5a.8xlarge32640$7,88
c5a.large240$0,28
c5a.xlarge480$0,64
c5ad.12xlarge48960$10,71
c5ad.16xlarge641280$12,03
c5ad.24xlarge961920$16,08
c5ad.2xlarge8160$1,44
c5ad.4xlarge16320$3,34
c5ad.8xlarge32640$5,89
c5ad.large240$0,31
c5ad.xlarge480$0,63
c5d.12xlarge48960$7,02
c5d.18xlarge721440$13,44
c5d.24xlarge961920$23,09
c5d.2xlarge8160$1,76
c5d.4xlarge16320$2,06
c5d.9xlarge36720$6,58
c5d.large240$0,29
c5d.metal961920$15,06
c5d.xlarge480$0,85
c5n.18xlarge721920$14,47
c5n.2xlarge8210$1,31
c5n.4xlarge16420$3,45
c5n.9xlarge36960$7,37
c5n.large250$0,26
c5n.metal721920$14,08
c5n.xlarge4100$0,77
c6g.12xlarge48960$2,04
c6g.16xlarge641280$2,66
c6g.2xlarge8160$0,44
c6g.4xlarge16320$0,74
c6g.8xlarge32640$1,38
c6g.large240$0,14
c6g.medium120$0,08
c6g.metal641280$2,7
c6g.xlarge480$0,24
c6gd.12xlarge48960$2,21
c6gd.16xlarge641280$2,92
c6gd.2xlarge8160$0,46
c6gd.4xlarge16320$0,79
c6gd.8xlarge32640$1,53
c6gd.large240$0,16
c6gd.medium120$0,08
c6gd.metal641280$2,91
c6gd.xlarge480$0,26
c6gn.12xlarge48960$2,51
c6gn.16xlarge641280$3,19
c6gn.2xlarge8160$0,51
c6gn.4xlarge16320$0,85
c6gn.8xlarge32640$1,66
c6gn.large240$0,17
c6gn.medium120$0,09
c6gn.xlarge480$0,25
c6i.12xlarge48960$2,46
c6i.16xlarge641280$21,06
c6i.24xlarge961920$11,3
c6i.2xlarge8160$1,81
c6i.32xlarge1282560$21,59
c6i.4xlarge16320$3,06
c6i.8xlarge32640$6,29
c6i.large240$0,25
c6i.xlarge480$0,6
cc2.8xlarge32600$2,82
cr1.8xlarge322440$4,72
d2.2xlarge8610$3,03
d2.4xlarge161220$5,93
d2.8xlarge362440$12,96
d2.xlarge4300$1,74
d3.2xlarge8640$2,54
d3.4xlarge161280$5,39
d3.8xlarge322560$7,8
d3.xlarge4320$1,08
d3en.12xlarge481920$14,81
d3en.2xlarge8320$2,05
d3en.4xlarge16640$5,59
d3en.6xlarge24960$6,74
d3en.8xlarge321280$10,66
d3en.xlarge4160$0,73
dl1.24xlarge967680$14,42
f1.16xlarge649760$14,46
f1.2xlarge81220$1,96
f1.4xlarge162440$3,92
g2.2xlarge8151$0,68
g2.8xlarge32604$3,28
g3.16xlarge644884$6,55
g3.4xlarge161221$1,66
g3.8xlarge322442$3,32
g3s.xlarge4301$1,03
g4ad.16xlarge642564$4,23
g4ad.2xlarge8321$0,77
g4ad.4xlarge16641$1,35
g4ad.8xlarge321282$2,69
g4ad.xlarge4161$0,52
g4dn.12xlarge481924$5,67
g4dn.16xlarge642561$6,53
g4dn.2xlarge8321$1,25
g4dn.4xlarge16641$1,69
g4dn.8xlarge321281$2,99
g4dn.metal963848$10,45
g4dn.xlarge4161$0,67
g5.12xlarge481924$6,34
g5.16xlarge642561$5,62
g5.24xlarge963844$8,79
g5.2xlarge8321$1,3
g5.48xlarge1927688$18,06
g5.4xlarge16641$2,
g5.8xlarge321281$3,29
g5.xlarge4161$1,18
h1.16xlarge642560$9,29
h1.2xlarge8320$3,02
h1.4xlarge16640$3,63
h1.8xlarge321280$7,57
hs1.8xlarge161170$6,32
i2.2xlarge8610$2,43
i2.4xlarge161220$5,5
i2.8xlarge322440$14,91
i2.large2150$0,5
i2.xlarge4300$1,4
i3.16xlarge644880$13,35
i3.2xlarge8610$2,13
i3.4xlarge161220$2,48
i3.8xlarge322440$6,29
i3.large2150$0,45
i3.metal645120$18,54
i3.xlarge4300$1,02
i3en.12xlarge483840$12,95
i3en.24xlarge967680$25,77
i3en.2xlarge8640$1,98
i3en.3xlarge12960$3,06
i3en.6xlarge241920$6,74
i3en.large2160$0,38
i3en.metal967680$28,16
i3en.xlarge4320$1,2
i3p.16xlarge644880$7,1
inf1.24xlarge961920$14,91
inf1.2xlarge8160$1,39
inf1.6xlarge24480$3,21
inf1.xlarge480$1,02
m1.large280$0,45
m1.medium140$0,43
m1.small120$0,22
m1.xlarge4150$0,75
m2.2xlarge4340$0,99
m2.4xlarge8680$1,58
m2.xlarge2170$0,38
m3.2xlarge8300$1,75
m3.large280$0,37
m3.medium140$0,18
m3.xlarge4150$0,97
m4.10xlarge401600$6,1
m4.16xlarge642560$11,75
m4.2xlarge8320$1,83
m4.4xlarge16640$2,99
m4.large280$0,3
m4.xlarge4160$0,86
m5.12xlarge481920$9,06
m5.16xlarge642560$13,69
m5.24xlarge963840$21,22
m5.2xlarge8320$1,67
m5.4xlarge16640$3,32
m5.8xlarge321280$7,73
m5.large280$0,28
m5.metal963840$19,71
m5.xlarge4160$0,84
m5a.12xlarge481920$5,45
m5a.16xlarge642560$13,92
m5a.24xlarge963840$17,15
m5a.2xlarge8320$1,08
m5a.4xlarge16640$2,62
m5a.8xlarge321280$4,45
m5a.large280$0,3
m5a.xlarge4160$0,91
m5ad.12xlarge481920$10,36
m5ad.16xlarge642560$12,51
m5ad.24xlarge963840$15,12
m5ad.2xlarge8320$2,22
m5ad.4xlarge16640$4,36
m5ad.8xlarge321280$6,78
m5ad.large280$0,27
m5ad.xlarge4160$0,73
m5d.12xlarge481920$10,25
m5d.16xlarge642560$13,46
m5d.24xlarge963840$16,25
m5d.2xlarge8320$1,32
m5d.4xlarge16640$2,55
m5d.8xlarge321280$6,62
m5d.large280$0,32
m5d.metal963840$18,09
m5d.xlarge4160$0,87
m5dn.12xlarge481920$11,28
m5dn.16xlarge642560$12,08
m5dn.24xlarge963840$23,57
m5dn.2xlarge8320$1,63
m5dn.4xlarge16640$2,89
m5dn.8xlarge321280$7,31
m5dn.large280$0,38
m5dn.metal963840$15,37
m5dn.xlarge4160$0,7
m5n.12xlarge481920$8,79
m5n.16xlarge642560$12,08
m5n.24xlarge963840$13,91
m5n.2xlarge8320$1,03
m5n.4xlarge16640$3,11
m5n.8xlarge321280$5,07
m5n.large280$0,39
m5n.metal963840$18,81
m5n.xlarge4160$0,88
m5zn.12xlarge481920$12,46
m5zn.2xlarge8320$1,73
m5zn.3xlarge12480$2,56
m5zn.6xlarge24960$3,72
m5zn.large280$0,39
m5zn.metal481920$10,69
m5zn.xlarge4160$1,03
m6g.12xlarge481920$2,3
m6g.16xlarge642560$3,05
m6g.2xlarge8320$0,5
m6g.4xlarge16640$0,86
m6g.8xlarge321280$1,59
m6g.large280$0,16
m6g.medium140$0,08
m6g.metal642560$3,09
m6g.xlarge4160$0,26
m6gd.12xlarge481920$2,62
m6gd.16xlarge642560$3,45
m6gd.2xlarge8320$0,51
m6gd.4xlarge16640$0,97
m6gd.8xlarge321280$1,75
m6gd.large280$0,16
m6gd.medium140$0,1
m6gd.metal642560$3,4
m6gd.xlarge4160$0,26
m6i.12xlarge481920$10,31
m6i.16xlarge642560$12,58
m6i.24xlarge963840$10,68
m6i.2xlarge8320$0,96
m6i.32xlarge1285120$25,89
m6i.4xlarge16640$2,42
m6i.8xlarge321280$4,66
m6i.large280$0,26
m6i.xlarge4160$0,68
p2.16xlarge6473216$21,77
p2.8xlarge324888$12,09
p2.xlarge4611$1,33
p3.16xlarge644888$29,57
p3.2xlarge8611$3,82
p3.8xlarge322444$15,49
p3dn.24xlarge967688$35,76
p4d.24xlarge9611528$38,95
r3.2xlarge8610$1,82
r3.4xlarge161220$4,2
r3.8xlarge322440$5,58
r3.large2150$0,35
r3.xlarge4300$0,92
r4.16xlarge644880$13,87
r4.2xlarge8610$1,43
r4.4xlarge161220$3,11
r4.8xlarge322440$7,36
r4.large2150$0,31
r4.xlarge4300$0,89
r5.12xlarge483840$6,02
r5.16xlarge645120$12,63
r5.24xlarge967680$23,12
r5.2xlarge8640$1,75
r5.4xlarge161280$4,12
r5.8xlarge322560$6,1
r5.large2160$0,4
r5.metal967680$20,02
r5.xlarge4320$0,8
r5a.12xlarge483840$8,36
r5a.16xlarge645120$11,72
r5a.24xlarge967680$20,03
r5a.2xlarge8640$1,5
r5a.4xlarge161280$2,86
r5a.8xlarge322560$7,08
r5a.large2160$0,35
r5a.xlarge4320$0,73
r5ad.12xlarge483840$9,77
r5ad.16xlarge645120$13,01
r5ad.24xlarge967680$17,23
r5ad.2xlarge8640$1,74
r5ad.4xlarge161280$4,51
r5ad.8xlarge322560$7,02
r5ad.large2160$0,35
r5ad.xlarge4320$0,78
r5b.12xlarge483840$9,07
r5b.16xlarge645120$17,22
r5b.24xlarge967680$15,67
r5b.2xlarge8640$1,11
r5b.4xlarge161280$3,98
r5b.8xlarge322560$8,29
r5b.large2160$0,7
r5b.metal967680$25,01
r5b.xlarge4320$1,03
r5d.12xlarge483840$9,12
r5d.16xlarge645120$11,98
r5d.24xlarge967680$17,99
r5d.2xlarge8640$1,72
r5d.4xlarge161280$3,58
r5d.8xlarge322560$5,97
r5d.large2160$0,34
r5d.metal967680$20,13
r5d.xlarge4320$0,88
r5dn.12xlarge483840$12,66
r5dn.16xlarge645120$12,7
r5dn.24xlarge967680$20,29
r5dn.2xlarge8640$1,75
r5dn.4xlarge161280$4,66
r5dn.8xlarge322560$6,25
r5dn.large2160$0,4
r5dn.metal967680$32,68
r5dn.xlarge4320$0,57
r5n.12xlarge483840$9,31
r5n.16xlarge645120$12,45
r5n.24xlarge967680$23,15
r5n.2xlarge8640$1,49
r5n.4xlarge161280$2,98
r5n.8xlarge322560$9,28
r5n.large2160$0,34
r5n.metal967680$20,06
r5n.xlarge4320$0,92
r6g.12xlarge483840$2,94
r6g.16xlarge645120$3,92
r6g.2xlarge8640$0,55
r6g.4xlarge161280$1,03
r6g.8xlarge322560$1,98
r6g.large2160$0,17
r6g.medium180$0,11
r6g.metal645120$3,89
r6g.xlarge4320$0,32
r6gd.12xlarge483840$3,28
r6gd.16xlarge645120$4,34
r6gd.2xlarge8640$0,67
r6gd.4xlarge161280$1,2
r6gd.8xlarge322560$2,2
r6gd.large2160$0,2
r6gd.medium180$0,11
r6gd.metal645120$4,43
r6gd.xlarge4320$0,34
t1.micro110$0,03
t2.2xlarge8320$1,63
t2.large280$0,16
t2.medium240$0,12
t2.micro110$0,05
t2.nano100$0,01
t2.small120$0,07
t2.xlarge4160$0,72
t3.2xlarge8320$1,28
t3.large280$0,15
t3.medium240$0,12
t3.micro210$0,06
t3.nano200$0,01
t3.small220$0,08
t3.xlarge4160$0,75
t3a.2xlarge8320$1,2
t3a.large280$0,15
t3a.medium240$0,1
t3a.micro210$0,08
t3a.nano200$0,01
t3a.small220$0,09
t3a.xlarge4160$1,04
t4g.2xlarge8320$0,42
t4g.large280$0,13
t4g.medium240$0,1
t4g.micro210$0,05
t4g.nano200$0,
t4g.small220$0,07
t4g.xlarge4160$0,23
u-12tb1.112xlarge448122880$107,2
u-12tb1.metal448122880$59,48
u-18tb1.metal448184320$15,5
u-24tb1.metal448245760$0,15
u-6tb1.112xlarge44861440$115,69
u-6tb1.56xlarge22461440$85,51
u-6tb1.metal44861440$80,56
u-9tb1.112xlarge44892160$122,64
u-9tb1.metal44892160$60,38
vt1.24xlarge961920$6,08
vt1.3xlarge12240$0,86
vt1.6xlarge24480$1,5
x1.16xlarge649760$15,22
x1.32xlarge12819520$31,79
x1e.16xlarge6419520$29,4
x1e.2xlarge82440$3,83
x1e.32xlarge12839040$41,62
x1e.4xlarge164880$7,21
x1e.8xlarge329760$16,77
x1e.xlarge41220$1,61
x2gd.12xlarge487680$4,48
x2gd.16xlarge6410240$5,88
x2gd.2xlarge81280$0,84
x2gd.4xlarge162560$1,61
x2gd.8xlarge325120$3,08
x2gd.large2320$0,22
x2gd.medium1160$0,13
x2gd.metal6410240$5,97
x2gd.xlarge4640$0,44
z1d.12xlarge483840$8,88
z1d.2xlarge8640$1,35
z1d.3xlarge12960$1,9
z1d.6xlarge241920$5,9
z1d.large2160$0,4
z1d.metal483840$9,64
z1d.xlarge4320$0,94

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How to find your way accross EC2 instance types?

There are more than 400 EC2 instances to choose from and the instance pricing varies in each datacenter and region.
Choosing the right EC2 instance type is crucial for both running your application and making sure that your money is well spent as compute instances represent a significant amount of your cloud bill. Given the number of EC2 instance types, the number of data centers worldwide and the different purchase models, there are more than a million possible price combinations making it impossible to identify the best options manually.

Fortunately there are tools that can save you from recurring headaches by automatically comparing EC2 instances based on your requirements. You can use the Holori AWS pricing calculator to compare EC2 instances and find the one with the best price to performance ratio.

With Holori AWS calculator, you can even dynamically compare AWS instances to GCP Compute Engine instances or to Azure Compute instances.

EC2 instance types basics

First of all, before selecting an EC2 instance, you need to understand its naming.

EC2 instance types

As you can understand from the picture above, there are 4 main elements that characterize an EC2 instance Type:

Instance Size
The instance size defines the amount of CPU, Memory, Storage and Network Performance for the EC2 instance.

Instance Family
There are 5 main categories of EC2 instance types are:

  • General Purpose: The most popular; used for web servers, development environments, etc. They are a good way to start when beginning on AWS
    Type : A1, M5, T3/T3a, T2, M6G, M5A, M5N, M4

  • Compute Optimized: Good for compute-intensive applications such as scientific modeling or high-performance web servers.
    Type: C5, C4, c5N

  • Memory Optimized: Good for anything that needs memory-intensive applications, such as real-time big data analytics or Hadoop/Spark clusters.
    Type: X1, High Memory, Z1

  • Accelerated Computing: If you need additional computing power, you can use dedicated resources such as GPUs, FPGAs Ex: Ethereum mining or machine learning.
    Type: P3, G3, F1

  • Storage Optimized: Convenient for tasks that require huge storage capacity
    Type : I3 D2 H1

Holori AWS pricing calculator will narrow down the results for the most suitable EC2 instance type based on your requirements.

Instance Generation
The instance generation is reflected in the name of the EC2 instance and represents the generation number of your instance. For example, an EC2 instance 5th generation is more recent than an EC2 instance 4th generation. As you can imagine, this has an impact on the EC2 price with the newest EC2 instance generation being more expensive than the former one.

What should you look for when comparing EC2 instances?

Region
On of the most important criteria when comparing EC2 instances is the region as you can have major price differences between different availability zones. With Holori AWS pricing calculator we have identified price differences up to 75% between the most and least expensive regions.

Purchase options
When comparing EC2 instance pricing keep in mind to select the right purchase option. There is more than just the on-demand pricing.You can use EC2 reserved instances if your needs are predictable to lower the cloud costs. If cost is the key driver for you over service availability, you should go towards EC2 Spot instances that offer discounts up to 90%. You can also find cheaper EC2 instances on AWS marketplace.

How to select the right EC2 instance type?

Holori cloud calculator allows users to select allowable ranges for vCPUs, GPU, Memory, Price, Disk and location. We also offer the possibility to have additional options such as OS, instance type and purchase model. Holori will narrow down the results to the best EC2 instances matching your defined criteria ranges. It is way faster to find the right EC2 instances with Holori than looking manually for the best offer, especially because you can simultaneously compare EC2 instances to other providers’ compute instances.

Feel free to play with it, it will help you better understand how costs can vary based on the providers and settings.
Holori’s cloud calculator is available here: https://app.holori.com/compare