How do I work out the 'size' slug string for a given droplet size?

Posted April 30, 2019 2.8k views
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In the API documentation at it says:

size String The unique slug identifier for the size that you wish to select for this Droplet.

Looking at I can see several different sizes in three families “Standard”, “General Purpose”, “CPU Optimized” but no way of translating the size into a slug string for the API.

Looking at the examples I can guess that “Standard” droplets have slug strings s-<nCPUs>vcpu-<RAMsize>gb but what are the slug strings for “General Purpose” or “CPU Optimized” droplets?

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You can list out the sizes through the API, and this will help you to find the slugs. You can draw correlation to the pricing page by the resource/price. The documentation for that can be found here: