Reduce Amazon Transcribe
costs with these tips

These proven tips can save you up to 30% on AWS costs!

* Savings are averaged out across customers & services

Amazon Transcribe cost saving tips Optimize your Amazon Transcribe costs with these tips


Pick Appropriate Model

Choose the transcription model that suits your needs. Standard model costs less per minute, while channel identification model is pricier.


Analyze Usage Pattern

Understand your transcription usage patterns. For example, transcribing shorter audio files instead of longer ones can reduce costs.


Use Batch Transcription

Use Amazon Transcribe batch transcription for pre-recorded audio files rather than costlier real-time streaming transcription.

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About Alex I am your AWS cost saving guru, ready to slash your AWS costs!

As a CTO at various start-ups and scale-ups, I've seen too often how AWS costs can sneak up on you. It used to be something we'd only think about when there was a problem—either it wasn't working like we needed it to, or the expenses were through the roof. I took my know-how in AWS and made it my goal to change that. Now, I use a simple rule to make a big impact: focus on the few changes that make the biggest difference in cutting costs.

I look at your AWS bills with a fine-tooth comb and find where you can save money without losing performance. It's about being smart with your resources and making sure AWS works for you, not against you. By doing this, I help your teams do more with less, and make sure we keep your cloud spending in check.

About Amazon Transcribe Service information & pricing

About Amazon Transcribe

Amazon Transcribe automatically transforms speech to text. It can be utilized for extracting business insights from communications like customer calls, creating subtitles, detecting inappropriate audio content, and improving clinical notes. Offering advanced speech recognition and custom models for accuracy with privacy mechanisms, it's applicable in customer service, healthcare, gaming, social media, etc.

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Amazon Transcribe pricing

Amazon Transcribe uses a pay-per-use model, charging per seconds of transcription per month. There is a free tier for initial 12 months allowing 60 minutes of transcription monthly. Post-free usage, regular rates are applicable. Standard pricing covers PII redaction, custom vocabulary, and filtering. Extra costs apply for automated content redaction & custom language models. Billing is per-second, minimum charge is 15 seconds per request.

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