With Amazon Transcribe, you pay-as-you-go based on the seconds of audio transcribed per month.

Standard Pricing

Amazon Transcribe API for both streaming and batch transcriptions is billed monthly based on the tiered pricing shown below. Usage is billed in one-second increments, with a minimum per request charge of 15 seconds. 

China (Beijing)

Tier Volume (minutes/month) Streaming/Batch Transcriptions (¥/second) Streaming/Batch Transcriptions (¥/minute)
T1 First 250,000 minutes ¥0.00270 ¥0.16200
T2 Next 750,000 minutes ¥0.00169 ¥0.10140
T3 Over 1,000,000 minutes ¥0.00113 ¥0.06780

China (Ningxia)

Tier Volume (minutes/month) Streaming/Batch Transcriptions (¥/second) Streaming/Batch Transcriptions (¥/minute)
T1 First 250,000 minutes ¥0.00270 ¥0.16200
T2 Next 750,000 minutes ¥0.00169 ¥0.10140
T3 Next 4,000,000 minutes ¥0.00110 ¥0.06600
T4 Over 5,000,000 minutes ¥0.00101 ¥0.06060

Pricing Examples*

Call transcription example
Let’s assume that you want to use Amazon Transcribe to process 200,000 calls per month and the average call is about 10 minutes each. This equals 2 million minutes of audio per month in the China (Ningxia) region. In China (Ningxia), Tier 1 (T1) pricing of ¥0.1620/minute applies to the first 250,000 minutes of transcriptions. Tier 2 pricing of ¥0.1014/minute (37% discount to T1 pricing) applies to the next 750,000 minutes. Tier 3 pricing of ¥0.0660/minute (59% discount to T1 pricing) applies to the next 4,000,000 minutes. Since your usage volume crosses three different pricing tiers, your monthly charges will be as follows.

Calculation of monthly charge:

Total monthly call minutes transcribed in China (Ningxia) = 200,000 calls x 10 minutes/call = 2 million minutes 

Total cost = [T1 minutes * T1 price/min] + [T2 minutes * T2 price/min] + [T3 minutes * T3 price/min] 

Total cost = [250,000 minutes * ¥0.1620] + [750,000 minutes * ¥0.1014] + [(2,000,000 - 750,000 – 250,000) minutes * ¥0.0660]

Total cost = [¥40,500] + [¥76,050] + [¥66,000] = ¥182,550

Video subtitling example
Let’s assume you want to subtitle 5,000 hours of live streaming content with Amazon Transcribe. In China (Ningxia), Tier 1 (T1) pricing of ¥0.1620/minute applies to the first 250,000 minutes of transcriptions. Tier 2 pricing of ¥0.1014/minute (37% discount to T1 pricing) applies to the next 750,000 minutes. Since your usage volume crosses two different pricing tiers, your monthly charges will be as follows.

Calculation of monthly charge:

Total monthly audio minutes transcribed = 5,000 hours x 60 minutes = 300,000 minutes

Total cost = [T1 minutes * T1 price/min] + [T2 minutes * T2 price/min]

Total cost = [250,000 minutes * ¥0.1620] + [50,000 minutes * ¥0.1014] 

Total cost = [¥40,500] + [¥5,070] = ¥45,570

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