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Bandwidth pricing

Data transferred out of Azure data centers

Bandwidth refers to data moving in and out of Azure data centres, as well as data moving between Azure data centres; other transfers are explicitly covered by the Content Delivery Network, ExpressRoute pricing or Peering.

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Data Transfer Price
Data Transfer In Free
Data transfer between Availability Zones* $- per GB
Data transfer within same Availability Zone Free
Data transfer from Azure origin to Azure CDN Free
Data transfer from Azure origin to Azure Front Door Standard/Premium (Preview) Free
*Starting from 1 July 2022, Data transfer billing between virtual machines across Availability Zones will begin. Please see the FAQ for additional details.

Inter-region

Intra-continental data transfer Price
Between regions within North America
Between regions within Europe
$0.02 per GB
Between regions within Asia
Between regions within Oceania
Between regions within Middle East and Africa
$0.08 per GB
Between regions within South America $0.16 per GB
Inter-continental data transfer Price
From North America to other continents
From Europe to other continents
$0.05 per GB
From Asia to other continents
From Oceania to other continents
From Africa to other continents
$0.08 per GB
From South America to other continents $0.16 per GB

Internet Egress (routed via Microsoft Premium Global Network)

Source continent First 5 GB/month Next 10 TB/month Next 40 TB/month Next 100 TB/month Next 350 TB/month
From North America, Europe to any destination Free $0.0875 per GB $0.083 per GB $0.07 per GB $0.05 per GB
From Asia (China excluded), Australia, MEA to any destination Free $0.12 per GB $0.085 per GB $0.082 per GB $0.08 per GB
From South America to any destination Free $0.181 per GB $0.175 per GB $0.17 per GB $0.16 per GB

Note: 1 TB = 1,000 GB

*Contact us for over 500 TB

Internet egress (routed via Routing preference transit ISP network)

Source continent First 5 GB/month Next 10 TB/month Next 40 TB/month Next 100 TB/month Next 350 TB/month
From North America, Europe to any destination Free $0.08 per GB $0.065 per GB $0.06 per GB $0.04 per GB
From Asia (China excluded), Australia, MEA to any destination Free $0.11 per GB $0.075 per GB $0.07 per GB $0.06 per GB
From South America to any destination Free $0.12 per GB $0.085 per GB $0.08 per GB $0.075 per GB

Note: 1 TB = 1,000 GB

*Contact us for over 500 TB

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  • Yes. Availability Zone is different to Zone.

    Zone is a geographical grouping of Azure regions for billing purpose. Data transfer pricing is based on the Zones. For Zone details, please refer to FAQ below.

    Availability Zone is an isolated location inside an Azure region, and has its own independent power source, network and cooling. The physical and logical separation of Availability Zones within an Azure region protects apps and data from zone-level failures. Availability Zone data transfer pricing is based on Availability Zones.

  • Following Availability Zone data transfer is charged:

    • Data transfer, ingress and egress, from a VNet resource deployed in an Availability Zone to another resource in different Availability Zone in the same VNET

    Following Availability Zone data transfer is NOT charged:

    • Data transfer between VNet resources located in same Availability Zone
    • Data transfer between a VNet resource and a public IP address in the same Azure region
    • Data transfer between VNet resources located in peered VNets across Availability Zones. This data transfer will be charged as per VNet peering rates.
    • North America and Europe - Central US, East US, East US 2, North Central US, South Central US, West US, West US 2, West Central US, Canada Central, Canada East, North Europe, West Europe, France Central, France South, Germany North, Germany West Central, Norway East, Norway West, Switzerland North, Switzerland West, UK South, UK West
    • Asia - East Asia, Southeast Asia, Central India, South India, West India, Japan East, Japan West, Korea Central, Korea South
    • Middle East and Africa - South Africa North, South Africa West, UAE Central, UAE North
    • Oceania - Australia East, Australia Southeast, Australia Central, Australia Central 2
    • South America - Brazil South, Brazil Southeast
  • No. For example, an Azure SQL database in the same region will not have any additional data transfer costs.
  • Yes. Outbound data transfer is charged at the normal rate and inbound data transfer is free.
  • We do not charge academic customers for Internet egress, provided that your institution meets certain eligibility requirements. Academic customers must be an Enrolment for Education Solutions (EES) education customer to be eligible, and the egress charges must be less than 15% of the total monthly consumption bill. Egress is not waived for traffic over ExpressRoute or CDN, in addition to customers using egress-as-a-service applications such as MOOCs. For more information, please refer to the EES programme page.

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