IP Address pricing

IP Address pricing

Public IP addresses in Azure are charged at $-/hr (around $-/month) in general. Azure provides several free IP addresses, however, based on the resources to which they are associated and the type of deployment model used. The table below lists these free resources.

Note: Azure has two different deployment models for creating and working with resources: Resource Manager (ARM) and Classic (ASM).

Deployment Model Type Pricing
ARM Public IP address – Dynamic All dynamic public IP addresses associated with a running virtual machine’s network interface card are charged at $-/hour.
ARM Public IP address – Static There is no reservation cost for the first five static public IP addresses, whether they’re associated with a running virtual machine network interface or an Azure Load Balancer. Usage cost applies. Reservation is charged at $-/hour and usage is charged at $-/hour for any additional static public IPs.
ASM/Classic Cloud Service VIP Every Cloud Service gets a free public VIP. Additional VIPs are charged at $0.004/hr.
ASM/Classic Reserved IP address The first five reserved IP addresses that are associated with an in-use cloud service are free. All others are charged at $0.004/hr.
ASM/Classic Instance-level public IP address (ILPIP) All ILPIP addresses are charged at $0.004/hr.

The limits imposed on IP addressing are indicated in the full set of limits for networking in Azure. You can contact support to increase the default limits up to the maximum limits based on your business needs.

IP address remaps

*Applicable only for deployments in ASM/Classic deployment model

Every time a reserved IP address is associated with a new Cloud Service, it is considered a remap. The first 100 remaps per month are free. All additional remaps are charged at $0.1000000000/remap.


  • In ARM deployment model, there is no charge for “dynamic” public IP addresses when the associated VM is “Stopped Deallocated”. However, you’re charged for a “static” public IP address irrespective of the associated resource (unless it is part of the first 5 “static” ones in the region). For more details on static vs dynamic allocation method, refer to this article.

    In ASM deployment model, there is no charge for instance-level public IP (ILPIP) addresses when the VM is “Stopped Deallocated”.

  • For “static” public IP addresses in ARM deployment model, and “Reserved” IP addresses in ASM deployment model, the billing clock starts the second hour after you create the IP address (to allow time to assign the IP address appropriately). The clock stops when you delete the IP address resource.

    For all other public IP addresses, the clock starts when the associated resource is started, and it stops when the associated resource is deleted or stopped dealloacted.

  • Yes.

  • It’s a Reserved IP address that isn’t used in a running deployment. We charge a nominal fee (see the pricing table) for unused Reserved IP addresses.

  • No, there is no charge as long as there’s one virtual machine running in a deployment and the Reserved IP is within the 5 included in-use Reserved IP addresses.

    However, the Reserved IP address will be charged if all the virtual machines in the deployment are in the “Stopped Deallocated” state.



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