Google Kubernetes charges based on cluster management and worker nodes. Google Kubernetes charges a $0.10 fee per cluster per hour for cluster management. The conditions apply to cluster management billing are:
- One zonal cluster per billing account is free.
- The fee is flat and does not depend on cluster size and topology.
- Billing is calculated as a per-second basis for each cluster. The total amount will be rounded to the nearest cent, at the end of every month.
- The fee does not apply to Anthos GKE clusters.
Google Kubernetes engine uses Compute Engine instances for worker nodes in the cluster. You will be charged for each of those instances according to Compute Engine's pricing until the nodes will be deleted. Compute Engine resources billing is computed on a per-second basis with a one-minute minimum usage cost.
You can check out this Google Kubernetes engine pricing page for more details.
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Also, watch this video on Google Kubernetes Engine: