Confluent Cloud Billing

Confluent Cloud bills are based on your consumption of resources within your cloud organization. Discounts based on usage are available with annual commitments.

Billing for each Confluent Cloud component accrues at hourly intervals. To view billing information, log into Confluent Cloud and visit the Billing & payment screen.

Confluent Cloud billing integrates with Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure. Sign up with your cloud provider to pay via your cloud provider billing account.

Annual commitments

Confluent Cloud offers the ability to make a commitment to a minimum amount of spend. This commitment gives you access to discounts and provides the flexibility to use this commitment across the entire Confluent Cloud stack, including any Kafka cluster type, ksqlDB, Connectors, and Support. With self-serve provisioning and expansion, you have the freedom to consume only what you need from a commitment at any point in time.

With annual commitments you can view the total amount of accrued usage during the commitment term and the amount of time left on your commitment.

Contact Confluent to learn more about annual commitments.

Billing profile

To view your billing profile, navigate to the Billing & payment screen and select the Payment details & contacts tab.

Confluent Cloud Payment details page

You can obtain your Cloud Organization ID, edit your billing information, add an address for tax purposes, or claim a Promo Code.

You can use all major credit cards with Confluent Cloud. To switch to invoicing, contact the Confluent sales team.

Credit card payment receipts or invoices are emailed to the address that was initially provided during sign up for Confluent Cloud. To change the billing email address, contact support or your account team The invoice can only be sent to a single email address.

Billing Dimensions


Confluent Cloud offers basic, standard, and dedicated Kafka cluster types. Kafka clusters are billed based on these dimensions.

Basic clusters
Dimension Unit of measure
Ingress Cost per GB
Egress Cost per GB
Storage Cost per GB
Partitions Cost per partition per hour (Effective July 1, 2020)
Standard clusters
Dimension Unit of measure
Base price Cost per hour
Ingress Cost per GB
Egress Cost per GB
Storage Cost per GB per hour
Partitions Cost per partition per hour (Effective July 1, 2020)
Dedicated clusters
Dimension Unit of measure
CKU price Cost per CKU per hour
Ingress Cost per GB
Egress Cost per GB
Storage Cost per GB per hour

On July 1, 2020, Confluent Cloud will begin charging for partitions. With Basic and Standard clusters, you will be charged for the number of unique partitions that exist on your cluster during a given hour. Basic clusters receive 10 partitions free of charge, and Standard clusters receive 500 partitions free of charge. Dedicated clusters have no partition-based charges.

Unit prices for each configuration are shown in the New cluster screen:

Confluent Cloud Add Cluster Billing


You are billed for the total amount of data transferred in and out of your cluster, including request overhead associated with the Kafka protocol.

Kafka Connect

Fully-managed connectors are billed based on the following dimensions:

Dimension Unit of measure
Task base price Cost per task per hour
Throughput Cost per GB

Fully-managed connector pricing is displayed in the Add Connector screen:

Confluent Cloud Connect Cluster Billing

Self-managed connectors have no billing mechanism themselves, however your usage of self-managed connectors may cause you to incur ingress, egress, and storage charges for your Kafka clusters running in Confluent Cloud.


Fully-managed ksqlDB is billed based on the following dimension:

Dimension Unit of measure
CSU Cost per Confluent Streaming Unit (CSU) per hour

In addition to the per-CSU charge, ksqlDB applications may influence Kafka ingress, egress, and storage.

Fully-managed ksqlDB pricing is displayed in the Add an Application screen:

Confluent Cloud |ksql-cloud| Cluster Billing


Support plans are available for purchase from the Confluent Cloud UI at If you have an annual commitment, support charges contribute to your total committed spend amount.

Certain downgrade restrictions apply to support plan purchases. Your current support level will stay in effect until the end of the current calendar month. However, if you downgrade within the month of purchase, the current level is maintained until the end of the next full calendar month.

View invoices

You can view your current and past monthly invoices by navigating to the Billing tab on the Billing & payment screen. To view invoices from past months, select an option from the dropdown.

Promo codes

If you have a promotional code for Confluent Cloud, you have these options to claim the code:

  • Navigate to the Payment details & contacts tab on the Billing & payment page and click + Promo code.

    Confluent Cloud Promo Code
  • On the New cluster screen, after you click Continue, enter the promotional code before you click Launch.

    Confluent Cloud Promo Code