AWS Cuts Prices, Australia Still 10% More Expensive

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has cut prices on a range of its service, including S3 storage, EC2 instances and RDS.Those cuts are worldwide and include Amazon's Sydney data centre, but the price differential for using the Australian site remains in place.

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The table below shows the price reductions for standard S3 storage in the US Standard region and the Sydney region, and the difference between the two. All prices are per GB and expressed in US dollars:

Volume Current US New US Drop Current AU New AU Drop Difference
First 1 TB / month $0.0850 $0.0300 -64.71% $0.0940 $0.0330 -64.89% 10.00%
Next 49 TB / month $0.0750 $0.0295 -60.67% $0.0840 $0.0324 -61.43% 9.83%
Next 450 TB / month $0.0600 $0.0290 -51.67% $0.0640 $0.0319 -50.16% 10.00%
Next 500 TB / month $0.0550 $0.0285 -48.18% $0.0590 $0.0313 -46.95% 9.82%
Next 4000 TB / month $0.0510 $0.0280 -45.10% $0.0550 $0.0308 -44.00% 10.00%
Over 5000 TB / month $0.0430 $0.0275 -36.05% $0.0470 $0.0302 -35.74% 9.82%

Hit the blog post for full details of all the other cuts. The price cuts come into effect from 1 April and are applied automatically for existing accounts.

AWS Price Reduction #42 [AWS Blog]


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    We can pretend that we're being charged the GST? (And the government's wet dream is that Amazon will repatriate that amount back to Australia...)

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