Solved: How to Create AWS billing alert

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Billing and Cost Management console .
  2. On the left navigation pane, choose Preferences.
  3. Select the Receive Billing Alerts check box.
  4. Choose Save preferences.
Now we will create the alarm in cloudwatch.
On top left of AWS console choose “Services” and select “Cloudwatch”.
  • In cloudwatch on the left pane select “Alarms”.
  • Now Select Create Alarm .
  • In Billing Metrics select “Total Estimated Charges”.

  • A new window will open . Put a check mark on USD. and click Select Metric.

  • In the section “Whenever charges for : Estimated charges ” specify threshold as 0.01 and click Next. Refer image below.

  • For “send a notification to”, specify an email address.
  • Finally click on create alarm. Cloudwatch will send you a confirmation mail.
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