Bandwidth Pricing Details

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Bandwidth refers to data moving in and out of Azure data centers other than those explicitly covered by the Content Delivery Network or ExpressRoute pricing.

Pricing details

Inbound data transfers

(i.e. data going into Azure data centers): Free

Outbound data transfers

(i.e. data going out of Azure data centers; zones refer to source region):

Outbound data transfers
First 5 GB /Month 1 Free
5 GB - 10 TB 2 /Month $- per GB
Next 40 TB
(10 - 50 TB) /Month
$- per GB
Next 100 TB
(50 - 150 TB) /Month
$- per GB
Next 350 TB
(150 - 500 TB) /Month
$- per GB
Over 500 TB /Month Contact us
* Outbound Data Transfers to Azure CDN from Microsoft are free of charge. For Zone details, please refer to the FAQ below.
1 For monetary credit, 6-, and 12-month offers, outbound data transfer will be charged at the 5 GB - 10 TB tier.
2 1 TB = 1,024 GB

Availability Zones*

Inbound data transfers

(i.e. data going into VM deployed in an availability zone): $0 per GB

Outbound data transfers

(i.e. data going out of VM deployed in an availability zone): $0 per GB

*Starting from February 1, 2021, Data transfer billing between Virtual machines across availability zones will begin. Please see FAQ for additional details.


  • Through September 2020, we are rolling out a change to Azure inter-region data transfer. As a result, existing customers will see either a reduction of their bandwidth bill or no changes at all.

    Inter-region data transfer pricing is applicable to outbound traffic from your Azure resources in one region to another Azure region. Inter-region pricing varies based on both source and destination of traffic.

    As the rollout completes, the pricing page will be updated accordingly.

    The new source and destination Azure regions for bandwidth are categorized into the following geolocations:

    • North America
    • South America
    • Europe
    • Middle East/Africa (MEA)
    • Asia
    • Oceania
  • Yes. Availability Zone is different from 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 of 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 applications 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 charges as per VNet peering rates.
  • A sub-region is the lowest level geo-location that you may select to deploy your applications and associated data. For data transfers (except CDN), the following regions correspond to Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 3, and DE Zone 1.

    • Zone 1—Australia Central, Australia Central 2, Canada Central, Canada East, North Europe, West Europe, France Central, France South, Germany North (Public), Germany West Central (Public), Norway East, Norway West, Switzerland North, Switzerland West, UK South, UK West, Central US, East US, East US 2, North Central US, South Central US, West US, West US 2, West Central US
    • Zone 2—East Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia East, Australia Southeast, Central India, South India, West India, Japan East, Japan West, Korea Central, Korea South
    • Zone 3—Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, South Africa North, South Africa West, UAE Central, UAE North
    • DE Zone 1—Germany Central (Sovereign), Germany Northeast (Sovereign)
  • 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 your institution meets certain eligibility requirements. Academic customers must be an Enrollment 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 like MOOCs. For more information, please refer to the EES program page.


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