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Azure pricing and billing FAQ

Frequently asked questions

  • Azure product pricing is available on the Azure pricing page, in the Azure portal when you create a new resource and through individual product pages. To estimate your costs, see the pricing calculator.
  • Azure Hybrid Benefit, a pricing program for customers who have licenses with Software Assurance, maximises the value of your existing on-premises Windows Server and SQL Server licence investments when you migrate to Azure. Save up to 40 per cent* on Azure Virtual Machines, and up to 55 per cent* on Azure SQL Database and SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines with Azure Hybrid Benefit. Save up to 80 per cent* when you combine Azure Hybrid Benefit with Azure Reserved Instances.

    *Actual savings may vary based on region, instance type and usage.

  • Azure is priced in US dollars throughout the world, including:
    • Azure products and services
    • Azure support
    • Azure reservations
  • The following products and services are not affected by this change:
    • Software and software subscriptions including, but not limited to:
      • SQL Server licences
      • Window Server licences
    • Online services including, but not limited to:
      • Microsoft 365
      • Dynamics 365
    • Non-Microsoft products and services
  • All non-Microsoft products and services can be priced in US dollars or local currency (LCY).
  • Azure is priced in US dollars (USD) worldwide under the Microsoft Customer Agreement.

    If you transact in one of the other supported currencies listed below, your monthly cost is first calculated in US dollars (USD). For payment, the total is then converted to the local currency.

    United States – Dollar ($) USD
    Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
    Switzerland – Franc (chf) CHF
    Australia – Dollar ($) AUD
    Denmark – Krone (kr) DKK
    Canada – Dollar ($) CAD
    Japan – Yen (¥) JPY
    Korea – Won (₩) KRW
    New Zealand – Dollar ($) NZD
    Norway – Krone (kr) NOK
    Russia – Ruble (руб) RUB
    Sweden – Krona (kr) SEK
    Taiwan – Dollar (NT$) TWD
    United Kingdom – Pound (£) GBP
    India – Rupee (₹) INR
    Brazil – Real (R$) BRL
  • We use Thomson Reuters benchmark rates that are captured at the end of the previous month and go into effect on the first day of the next calendar month. This rate applies to all transactions during the upcoming month.

    For example, the exchange rate for January transactions is first captured in the final days of December. This rate will be applied to all Azure purchases made in January and all Azure consumption in January. The January exchange rate and local currency billed amount will appear in the January invoice, which is available at the beginning of February.

  • If you are located in one of these regions, the usage associated with your signed Microsoft Customer Agreement(s) will have to be paid in US dollars. The local currency for each of these regions will no longer be supported by our payment system.

    Country/region Billing currency
    Argentina Argentina – Peso ($) ARS
    Hong Kong SAR Hong Kong – Dollar (HK$) HKD
    Indonesia Indonesia – Rupiah (Rp) IDR
    Mexico Mexico – Peso (MXN$) MXN
    Malaysia Malaysia – Ringgit (RM$) MYR
    Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia – Riyal (SR) SAR
    Turkey Turkey – Lira (TL) TRY
    South Africa South Africa – Rand (R) ZAR

    For pricing details on your existing subscriptions, you can log in to your account, visit our pricing calculator and view your current pricing by selecting your existing agreement details.

  • Purchase Azure by using a credit card or opting to receive a monthly invoice. We don’t accept prepaid or virtual credit cards. You are solely responsible for any credit card interest or other credit card charges. If you choose to pay by invoice (cheque or wire transfer), you can’t switch to the credit card option. For more information, explore our purchasing options.
  • We have many different ways you can save on your Azure usage ranging from Azure Hybrid Benefit to a one- or three-year Azure reservation with a single upfront payment. Learn more about Azure benefits and incentives.
  • As part of the new commerce experience, an Azure plan gives you access to Azure services at standard pay-as-you-go rates under your Microsoft Customer Agreement.
  • Visit Knowledge Centre for more information. If you’re an Azure customer and you’d like information about your billing account, please contact us.

Under the Microsoft Customer Agreement, in which currency will my payment be processed?

The legal address you provide at the time of signing will determine your billing geography and currency based on the table below:

Country/region Billing currency
Afghanistan United States – Dollar ($) USD
Albania United States – Dollar ($) USD
Algeria United States – Dollar ($) USD
Angola United States – Dollar ($) USD
Argentina United States – Dollar ($) USD
Armenia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Australia Australia – Dollar ($) AUD
Austria Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Azerbaijan United States – Dollar ($) USD
Bahamas United States – Dollar ($) USD
Bahrain United States – Dollar ($) USD
Bangladesh United States – Dollar ($) USD
Barbados United States – Dollar ($) USD
Belarus United States – Dollar ($) USD
Belgium Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Belize United States – Dollar ($) USD
Bermuda United States – Dollar ($) USD
Bolivia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Bosnia and Herzegovina United States – Dollar ($) USD
Botswana United States – Dollar ($) USD
Brazil Brazil – Real (R$) BRL
Brunei Darussalam United States – Dollar ($) USD
Bulgaria Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Republic of Cabo Verde United States – Dollar ($) USD
Cameroon United States – Dollar ($) USD
Canada Canada – Dollar ($) CAD
Cayman Islands United States – Dollar ($) USD
Chile United States – Dollar ($) USD
China China – Yuan (CN¥) CNY
Colombia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Republic of the Congo United States – Dollar ($) USD
Costa Rica United States – Dollar ($) USD
Côte d’Ivoire United States – Dollar ($) USD
Croatia Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Curaçao United States – Dollar ($) USD
Cyprus Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Czech Republic Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Denmark Denmark – Krone (kr) DKK
Dominican Republic United States – Dollar ($) USD
Ecuador United States – Dollar ($) USD
Egypt United States – Dollar ($) USD
El Salvador United States – Dollar ($) USD
Estonia Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Ethiopia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Faroe Islands Denmark – Krone (kr) DKK
Fiji Australia – Dollar ($) AUD
Finland Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
France Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Georgia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Germany Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Ghana United States – Dollar ($) USD
Greece Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Guatemala United States – Dollar ($) USD
Honduras United States – Dollar ($) USD
Hong Kong SAR United States – Dollar ($) USD
Hungary Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Iceland Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
India India – Rupee (₹) INR
Indonesia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Iraq United States – Dollar ($) USD
Ireland Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Israel United States – Dollar ($) USD
Italy Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Jamaica United States – Dollar ($) USD
Japan Japan – Yen (¥) JPY
Jordan United States – Dollar ($) USD
Kazakhstan United States – Dollar ($) USD
Kenya United States – Dollar ($) USD
Korea Korea – Won (₩) KRW
Kuwait United States – Dollar ($) USD
Kyrgyzstan United States – Dollar ($) USD
Country/region Billing currency
Latvia Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Lebanon United States – Dollar ($) USD
Libya United States – Dollar ($) USD
Liechtenstein Switzerland – Franc (chf) CHF
Lithuania Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Luxembourg Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Macao SAR United States – Dollar ($) USD
North Macedonia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Malaysia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Malta Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Mauritius United States – Dollar ($) USD
Mexico United States – Dollar ($) USD
Moldova United States – Dollar ($) USD
Monaco Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Mongolia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Montenegro United States – Dollar ($) USD
Morocco United States – Dollar ($) USD
Namibia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Nepal United States – Dollar ($) USD
Netherlands Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
New Zealand New Zealand – Dollar ($) NZD
Nicaragua United States – Dollar ($) USD
Nigeria United States – Dollar ($) USD
Norway Norway – Krone (kr) NOK
Oman United States – Dollar ($) USD
Pakistan United States – Dollar ($) USD
Palestinian Authority United States – Dollar ($) USD
Panama United States – Dollar ($) USD
Paraguay United States – Dollar ($) USD
Peru United States – Dollar ($) USD
Philippines United States – Dollar ($) USD
Poland Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Portugal Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Puerto Rico United States – Dollar ($) USD
Qatar United States – Dollar ($) USD
Romania Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Russia Russia – Ruble (руб) RUB
Rwanda United States – Dollar ($) USD
Saint Kitts and Nevis United States – Dollar ($) USD
Saudi Arabia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Senegal United States – Dollar ($) USD
Serbia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Singapore United States – Dollar ($) USD
Slovakia Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Slovenia Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
South Africa United States – Dollar ($) USD
Spain Euro Zone – Euro (€) EUR
Sri Lanka United States – Dollar ($) USD
Sweden Sweden – Krona (kr) SEK
Switzerland Switzerland – Franc (chf) CHF
Taiwan Taiwan – Dollar (NT$) TWD
Tajikistan United States – Dollar ($) USD
Tanzania United States – Dollar ($) USD
Thailand United States – Dollar ($) USD
Trinidad and Tobago United States – Dollar ($) USD
Tunisia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Turkey United States – Dollar ($) USD
Turkmenistan United States – Dollar ($) USD
Uganda United States – Dollar ($) USD
Ukraine United States – Dollar ($) USD
United Arab Emirates United States – Dollar ($) USD
United Kingdom United Kingdom – Pound (£) GBP
United States United States – Dollar ($) USD
Uruguay United States – Dollar ($) USD
Uzbekistan United States – Dollar ($) USD
Venezuela United States – Dollar ($) USD
Vietnam United States – Dollar ($) USD
Virgin Islands of the United States United States – Dollar ($) USD
Yemen United States – Dollar ($) USD
Zambia United States – Dollar ($) USD
Zimbabwe United States – Dollar ($) USD

If you purchase Azure services through a Microsoft partner, contact them for questions regarding your payment currency.