I’m interested in purchasing a $5 month droplet for myself but am confused about cost. I have read the docs but thought I’d ask the community for clarification. I know that $5 droplets come with 1000 GB free each month but when we go over that amount do we have to pay?

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  • Thanks peeps! So if I had two Droplets in a datacentre in NY and transferred data between them, then because all traffic is internal I would not get charged for this?

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Hello @jamiec ,

Droplets include free outbound data transfer, starting at 1,000 GiB/month for the smallest plan. Excess data transfer is billed at $0.01/GiB. For example, the cost of 1,000 GiB of overage is $10. Inbound bandwidth to Droplets is always free.

I hope I’ve helped :)

Cheers,
Sergio Turpín

Hi @jamiec,

As @sergioturpin mentioned, excess data transfer is billed at $0.01/GiB. For example, the cost of 1,000 GiB of overage is $10. Any data transfer sent by a Droplet using a public network interface will count against the transfer pool for that Droplet’s account. All IPv6 traffic uses the public interface. Data transfer between Droplets over the VPC network uses a private network interface.

If you want to read more about this, you can always check the documentation on bandwidth here:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/billing/bandwidth/

Hope that helps,
KFSys