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Overview

Virtual private cloud pricing

The IBM Cloud® Virtual Server for VPC product comprises components that include virtual server instances, internet data transfer, load balancers, VPNs and block storage. Each of these components is priced separately and is included as part of the total IBM Cloud VPC charges. Service tiers are bound to your account — not to any specific virtual private cloud (VPC).

All amounts are shown in US dollars (USD). All virtual server usage is calculated per second but shown in hours.

VPC pricing contents

Server profiles

Server profiles

Server profiles are preset configurations of compute, RAM, storage and bandwidth capacities designed for your various workload requirements and budgets.

See virtual server profile pricing →
See bare metal server profile pricing →

 

Operating system (OS) pricing

Operating system (OS) pricing

Explore cost-free and premium operating system options.

More component pricing

More component pricing

Explore data transfer, load balancer, VPN and storage pricing.

Flow logs

Flow logs

Collect, store and present your Internet Protocol (IP) traffic information. Pricing is per GB of metadata/log target.

Sustained usage discounts

Sustained usage discounts

The more you use, the more you save. See how discounts are applied to the base hourly rate as usage progresses during the month.

Virtual server profiles: Multi-tenant, essential performance

Balanced profile options

Best for common cloud workloads.
(Select availability by region. View all options by region in our profile documentation.)

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Profile Price per hour vCPU Memory (GiB) Instance storage (GB) Network performance cap (Gbps)

x86 based profiles
bx2-2x8
bx2d-2x8
bx2-4x16
bx2d-4x16
bx2-8x32
bx2d-8x32
bx2-16x64
bx2d-16x64
bx2-32x128
bx2d-32x128
bx2-48x192
bx2d-48x192
bx2-64x256
bx2d-64x256
bx2-96x384
bx2d-96x384
bx2-128x512
bx2d-128x512


USD 0.096
USD 0.104
USD 0.192
USD 0.208
USD 0.384
USD 0.417
USD 0.768
USD 0.834
USD 1.536
USD 1.668
USD 2.305
USD 2.502
USD 3.073
USD 3.336
USD 4.609
USD 5.004
USD 6.146
USD 6.672


2
2
4
4
8
8
16
16
32
32
48
48
64
64
96
96
128
128


8
8
16
16
32
32
64
64
128
128
192
192
256
256
384
384
512
512



75

150

300

600

1200

1,800

2,400

3,600

4,800


4
4
8
8
16
16
32
32
64
64
80
80
80
80
80
80
80
80

s390x based profiles
bz2-1x4
bz2-2x8
bz2-4x16
bz2-8x32
bz2-16x64


USD 0.115
USD 0.230
USD 0.460
USD 0.920
USD 1.840


1
2
4
8
16


4
8
16
32
64







2
4
8
16
32

Compute profile options

Best for workloads with intensive CPU demands.
(Select availability by region. View all options by region in our profile documentation.)

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Profile Price per hour vCPU Memory (GiB) Instance storage (GB) Network performance cap (Gbps)

x86 based profiles
cx2-2x4
cx2d-2x4
cx2-4x8
cx2d-4x8
cx2-8x16
cx2d-8x16
cx2-16x32
cx2d-16x32
cx2-32x64
cx2d-32x64
cx2-48x96
cx2d-48x96
cx2-64x128
cx2d-64x128
cx2-96x192
cx2d-96x192
cx2-128x256
cx2d-128x256


USD 0.085
USD 0.093
USD 0.170
USD 0.186
USD 0.340
USD 0.373
USD 0.680
USD 0.746
USD 1.360
USD 1.492
USD 2.040
USD 2.238
USD 2.721
USD 2.984
USD 4.081
USD 4.475
USD 5.441
USD 5.967


2
2
4
4
8
8
16
16
32
32
48
48
64
64
96
96
128
128


4
8
8
8
16
16
32
32
64
64
96
96
128
128
192
192
256
256



75

150

300

600

1,200

1,800

2,400

3,600

4,800


4
8
8
8
16
16
32
32
64
64
80
80
80
80
80
80
80
80

s390x based profiles
cz2-2x4
cz2-4x8
cz2-8x16
cz2-16x32


USD 0.198
USD 0.396
USD 0.793
USD 1.586


2
4
8
16


4
8
16
32






4
8
16
32

Memory profile options

Best for memory-intensive workloads.
(Select availability by region. View all options by region in our profile documentation.)

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Profile Price per hour vCPU Memory (GiB) Instance storage (GB) Network performance cap (Gbps)

x86 based profiles
mx2-2x16
mx2d-2x16
mx2-4x32
mx2d-4x32
mx2-8x64
mx2d-8x64
mx2-16x128
mx2d-16x128
mx2-32x256
mx2d-32x256
mx2-48x384
mx2d-48x384
mx2-64x512
mx2d-64x512
mx2-96x768
mx2d-96x768
mx2-128x1024
mx2d-128x1024


USD 0.124
USD 0.132
USD 0.248
USD 0.265
USD 0.497
USD 0.530
USD 0.994
USD 1.059
USD 1.987
USD 2.119
USD 2.981
USD 3.178
USD 3.974
USD 4.237
USD 5.961
USD 6.356
USD 7.949
USD 8.475


2
2
4
4
8
8
16
16
32
32
48
48
64
64
96
96
128
128


16
16
32
32
64
64
128
128
256
256
384
384
512
512
768
768
1,024
1,024



75

150

300

600

1,200

1,800

2,400

3,600

4,800


4
4
8
8
16
16
32
32
64
64
80
80
80
80
80
80
80
80

s390x based profiles
mz2-2x16
mz2-4x32
mz2-8x64
mz2-16x128


USD 0.305
USD 0.610
USD 1.220
USD 2.439


2
4
8
16


16
32
64
128






4
8
16
32

Virtual server profiles: Multi-tenant, essential performance

Very high

Profile Price per hour vCPU Memory (GiB) Instance storage (GB) Network Performance Cap (Gbps)
vx2d-2x28
USD 0.207
2
28
60
4
vx2d-4x56
USD 0.414
4
56
120
8
vx2d-8x112
USD 0.827
8
112
240
16
vx2d-16x224
USD 1.655
16
224
480
32
vx2d-44x616
USD 4.550
44
616
1320
80
vx2d-88x1232
USD 9.100
88
1232
2640
80
vx2d-144x2016
USD 14.891
144
2016
4320
80
vx2d-176x2464
USD 18.200
176
2464
5280
80

Ultra-high memory profiles

Profile Price per hour vCPU Memory (GiB) Instance storage (GB) Network Performance Cap (Gbps)
ux2d-2x56
USD 0.384
2
56
1 x 60
2
ux2d-4x112
USD 0.769
4
112
1 x 120
4
ux2d-8x224
USD 1.537
8
224
1 x 240
8
ux2d-16x448
USD 3.074
16
448
1 x 480
16
ux2d-36x1008
USD 6.917
36
1008
1 x 1080
36
ux2d-48x1344
USD 9.223
48
1344
2 x 720
80
ux2d-100x2800
USD 19.214
100
2800
2 x 1500
80
ux2d-200x5600
USD 38.428
200
5600
2 x 3000
80 (cap)

GPU profiles

Profile Price per hour vCPU Memory (GiB) Network performance cap (Gbps) GPUs GPU type
gx2-8x64x1v100
USD 2.497
8
64
16 Gbps
1
V100-16GB PCIe
gx2-16x128x1v100
USD 2.994
16
128
32 Gbps
1
V100-16GB PCIe
gx2-16x128x2v100
USD 4.999
16
128
32 Gbps
2
V100-16GB PCIe
gx2-32x256x2v100
USD 5.987
32
256
64 Gbps
2
V100-16GB PCIe

Dedicated host options

Best with single-tenant workloads

Profile Price per hour vCPU Memory (GiB) Instance storage (GB) Network performance cap (Gbps)
bx2-host-152x608
USD 8.03
152
608
100
bx2d-host-152x608
USD 8.71
152
608
5,700
100
cx2-host-152x304
USD 7.11
152
304
100
cx2d-host-152x304
USD 7.79
152
304
5,700
100
mx2-host-152x1216
USD 10.39
152
1,216
100
mx2d-host-152x1216
USD 11.07
152
1,216
5,700
100
ux2d-host-200x5600
USD 42.27
200
5,600
2 x 3,000
80
vx2d-host-176x2464
USD 20.02
176
2,464
5,280
80

IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers

100% dedicated, single-tenant, bare metal servers

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Profile Price per hour CPU Cores vCPU Memory (GB) Primary boot disk storage (GB) Secondary local disk storage (GB) Network performance cap (Gbps)
cx2-metal-96x192
USD 4.081
2
48
96
192
960
None
100 Gbps
cx2d-metal-96x192
USD 5.834
2
48
96
192
960
25600
100 Gbps
bx2-metal-96x384
USD 4.609
2
48
96
384
960
None
100 Gbps
bx2d-metal-96x384
USD 6.362
2
48
96
384
960
25600
100 Gbps
mx2-metal-96x768
USD 5.961
2
48
96
768
960
None
100 Gbps
mx2d-metal-96x768
USD 7.714
2
48
96
768
960
25600
100 Gbps
bx2-metal-192x768
USD 9.219
4
96
192
768
960
None
100 Gbps
bx2d-metal-192x768
USD 12.726
4
96
192
768
960
51200
100 Gbps

Pricing: Virtual servers for VPC

Storage pricing

Cost is calculated based on capacity stored per month, unless the duration is less than 1 month.

Tier Geo Region Monthly Hourly

3 IOPS/GB

DAL
WDC
TOR
LON
FRA
TOK
OSA
SYD
SAO

US-SOUTH
US-EAST
CA-TOR
EU-GB
EU-DE
JP-TOK
JP-OSA
AU-SYD
BR-SAO

USD 0.08
USD 0.08
USD 0.08
USD 0.09
USD 0.09
USD 0.09
USD 0.09
USD 0.10
USD 0.10

USD 0.000110
USD 0.000110
USD 0.000113
USD 0.000117
USD 0.000121
USD 0.000124
USD 0.000124
USD 0.000132
USD 0.000132

5 IOPS/GB

DAL
WDC
TOR
LON
FRA
TOK
OSA
SYD
SAO

US-SOUTH
US-EAST
CA-TOR
EU-GB
EU-DE
JP-TOK
JP-OSA
AU-SYD
BR-SAO

USD 0.14
USD 0.14
USD 0.14
USD 0.15
USD 0.15
USD 0.16
USD 0.16
USD 0.17
USD 0.17

USD 0.000192
USD 0.000192
USD 0.000198
USD 0.000205
USD 0.000211
USD 0.000217
USD 0.000217
USD 0.000230
USD 0.000230

10 IOPS/GB

DAL
WDC
TOR
LON
FRA
TOK
OSA
SYD
SAO

US-SOUTH
US-EAST
CA-TOR
EU-GB
EU-DE
JP-TOK
JP-OSA
AU-SYD
BR-SAO

USD 0.48
USD 0.48
USD 0.49
USD 0.51
USD 0.53
USD 0.54
USD 0.54
USD 0.58
USD 0.58

USD 0.0006580
USD 0.0006580
USD 0.0006777
USD 0.0007041
USD 0.0007238
USD 0.0007435
USD 0.0007435
USD 0.0007896
USD 0.0007896

Custom IOPS*

DAL
WDC
TOR
LON
FRA
TOK
OSA
SYD
SAO

US-SOUTH
US-EAST
CA-TOR
EU-GB
EU-DE
JP-TOK
JP-OSA
AU-SYD
BR-SAO

USD 0.07
USD 0.07
USD 0.07
USD 0.07
USD 0.08
USD 0.08
USD 0.08
USD 0.08
USD 0.08

USD 0.000096
USD 0.000096
USD 0.000099
USD 0.000103
USD 0.000106
USD 0.000108
USD 0.000108
USD 0.000115
USD 0.000115

Custom GB*

DAL
WDC
TOR
LON
FRA
TOK
OSA
SYD
SAO

US-SOUTH
US-EAST
CA-TOR
EU-GB
EU-DE
JP-TOK
JP-OSA
AU-SYD
BR-SAO

USD 0.10
USD 0.10
USD 0.10
USD 0.11
USD 0.11
USD 0.11
USD 0.11
USD 0.12
USD 0.12

USD 0.000137
USD 0.000137
USD 0.000141
USD 0.000147
USD 0.000151
USD 0.000155
USD 0.000155
USD 0.000164
USD 0.000164

*Note: Total price of Custom IOPS tier = USD/IOP + USD/GB.

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Storage pricing

Cost is calculated based on capacity stored per month, unless the duration is less than 1 month.

Tier Geo Region Monthly Hourly
Snapshot
DAL
US-SOUTH
USD 0.05
USD 0.000068
All tiers (3 IOPS, 5 IOPS, 10 IOPS)
WDC
US-EAST
USD 0.05
USD 0.000068
TOR
CA-TOR
USD 0.05
USD 0.000071
LON
EU-GB
USD 0.05
USD 0.000073
FRA
EU-DE
USD 0.06
USD 0.000075
TOK
JP-TOK
USD 0.06
USD 0.000077
OSA
JP-OSA
USD 0.06
USD 0.000077
SYD
AU-SYD
USD 0.06
USD 0.000082
SAO
BR-SAO
USD 0.06
USD 0.000082

More component pricing

Internet data transfer per GB

For traffic leaving the VPC

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Amount of data US EU-DE EU-GB JP-TOK JP-OSA AU-SYD BR-SAO
Data transfer within the zone
Free
Free
Free
Free
Free
Free
Free
Between zones in the same region
Free
Free
Free
Free
Free
Free
Free
Use of public gateway (PGW)
Free (Charged only for floating IP used by the PGW)
Free (Charged only for floating IP used by the PGW)
Free (Charged only for floating IP used by the PGW)
Free (Charged only for floating IP used by the PGW)
Free (Charged only for floating IP used by the PGW)
Free (Charged only for floating IP used by the PGW)
Free (Charged only for floating IP used by the PGW)
0 – 5 GB
Free
Free
Free
Free
Free
Free
Free
6 – 10,000 GB
USD 0.087 / GB
USD 0.096 / GB
USD 0.093 / GB
USD 0.098 / GB
USD 0.098 / GB
USD 0.104 / GB
USD 0.104 / GB
10,001 – 50,000 GB
USD 0.083 / GB
USD 0.091 / GB
USD 0.089 / GB
USD 0.094 / GB
USD 0.094 / GB
USD 0.100 / GB
USD 0.100 / GB
50,001 – 150,000 GB
USD 0.07 / GB
USD 0.077 / GB
USD 0.075 / GB
USD 0.079 / GB
USD 0.079 / GB
USD 0.084 / GB
USD 0.084 / GB
150,000+ GB
USD 0.05 / GB
USD 0.055 / GB
USD 0.054 / GB
USD 0.057 / GB
USD 0.057 / GB
USD 0.060 / GB
USD 0.060 / GB

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Regional pricing

Creation region of VS instance

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Region Price uplift
AU-SYD (Sydney)
20%
BR-SAO (Sao Paulo)
20%
CA-TOR (Toronto)
3%
EU-DE (Frankfurt)
10%
EU-GB (London)
7%
JP-OSA (Osaka)
13%
JP-TOK (Tokyo)
13%
US-EAST (Washington, DC)
0%
US-SOUTH (Dallas)
0%

IBM Cloud VPN for VPC

Data billed at the VPC level

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Region Connect price (per hour) Instance price (per hour)
AU-SYD (Sydney)
USD 0.048
USD 0.054
CA-TOR (Toronto)
USD 0.0452
USD 0.05085
EU-DE (Frankfurt)
USD 0.044
USD 0.0495
EU-GB (London)
USD 0.0428
USD 0.04815
JP-OSA (Osaka)
USD 0.0452
USD 0.05085
JP-TOK (Tokyo)
USD 0.0452
USD 0.05085
US-EAST (Washington, DC)
USD 0.04
USD 0.045
US-SOUTH (Dallas)
USD 0.04
USD 0.045

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IBM Cloud Client VPN for VPC: Client-to-site servers

Data billed at the VPC level

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Region Connect Price (per hour) Instance Price (per hour)
AU-SYD (Sydney)
USD 0.0120
USD 0.1440
BR-SAO (Sao Paulo)
USD 0.0120
USD 0.1440
CA-TOR (Toronto)
USD 0.0103
USD 0.1236
EU-DE (Frankfurt)
USD 0.0110
USD 0.1320
EU-GB (London)
USD 0.0107
USD 0.1284
JP-OSA (Osaka)
USD 0.0113
USD 0.1356
JP-TOK (Tokyo)
USD 0.0113
USD 0.1356
US-EAST (Washington, DC)
USD 0.0100
USD 0.1200
US-South (Dallas)
USD 0.0100
USD 0.1200

Load balancers

Application load balancers

Pricing is calculated monthly and based on service usage hours, data processed and region.

Region Instance hours price Data processed price
AU-SYD (Sydney)
USD 0.030 / hour
USD 0.010 / GB
CA-TOR (Toronto)
USD 0.02884 / hour
USD 0.00824 / GB
EU-DE (Frankfurt)
USD 0.028 / hour
USD 0.009 / GB
EU-GB (London)
USD 0.027 / hour
USD 0.009 / GB
JP-TOK (Tokyo)/JP-OSA (Osaka)
USD 0.028 / hour
USD 0.009 / GB
SAO (Sao Paulo)
USD 0.03360 / hour
USD 0.0096 / GB
US-EAST (Washington, DC)
USD 0.025 / hour
USD 0.008 / GB
US-SOUTH (Dallas)
USD 0.028 / hour
USD 0.008 / GB

Network load balancers

Pricing is a monthly flat fee, based on configuration, data processed, instance hours and region.

Region Instance hours price Data processed price
AU-SYD (Sydney)
USD 0.03000 / hour
USD 0.00720 / GB
CA-TOR (Toronto)
USD 0.02575 / hour
USD 0.00618 / GB
EU-DE (Frankfurt)
USD 0.02750 / hour
USD 0.00660 / GB
EU-GB (London)
USD 0.02675 / hour
USD 0.00642 / GB
JP-TOK (Tokyo)/JP-OSA (Osaka)
USD 0.02825 / hour
USD 0.00678 / GB
SAO (Sao Paulo)
USD 0.03000 / hour
USD 0.00720 / GB
US-EAST (Washington, DC)
USD 0.02500 / hour
USD 0.00600 / GB
US-SOUTH (Dallas)
USD 0.02500 / hour
USD 0.00600 / GB

IBM Flow Logs for VPC

Price per GB of metadata/log target

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Region Amount of data Price
  • AU-SYD (Sydney)
  • 0 – 5 GB
  • 5 GB – 72 TB
  • Free
  • USD 0.10 / GB

BR-SAO (Sao Paulo)

0 – 5 GB
5 GB – 72 TB

Free
USD 0.10 / GB

  • EU-DE (Frankfurt)
  • 0 – 5 GB
  • 5 GB – 72 TB
  • Free
  • USD 0.10 / GB
  • EU-LON (London)
  • 0 – 5 GB
  • 5 GB – 72 TB
  • Free
  • USD 0.10 / GB
  • JP-OSA (Osaka)
  • 0 – 5 GB
  • 5 GB – 72 TB
  • Free
  • USD 0.10 / GB
  • JP-TOK (Tokyo)
  • 0 – 5 GB
  • 5 GB – 72 TB
  • Free
  • USD 0.10 / GB
  • US
  • 0 – 5 GB
  • 5 GB – 72 TB
  • Free
  • USD 0.10 / GB

Pricing: Operating systems

Premium operating systems

These operating systems are billed per hour.

Operating System Version Size of server Price
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
7.x, 8.x
1-4 vCPU
USD 0.060 per server/hour
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® for SAP HANA®
7.x, 8.x
1-4 vCPU
USD 0.140 per server/hour
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® for SAP® applications
7.x, 8.x
1-4 vCPU
USD 0.060 per server/hour
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
7.x, 8.x
5+ vCPU
USD 0.120 per server/hour
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® for SAP HANA®
7.x, 8.x
5+ vCPU
USD 0.310 per server/hour
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® for SAP® applications
7.x, 8.x
5+ vCPU
USD 0.120 per server/hour
Microsoft® Windows Server
2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019
USD 0.040 per vCPU/hour
SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server for SAP
12 SP4, 12 SP5, 15 SP1, 15 SP2, 15 SP3
1-2 virtual cores
USD 0.22 per server/hour
SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server for SAP
12 SP4, 12 SP5, 15 SP1, 15 SP2, 15 SP3
2-4 virtual cores
USD 0.43 per server/hour
SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server for SAP
12 SP4, 12 SP5, 15 SP1, 15 SP2, 15 SP3
5+ virtual cores
USD 0.51 per server/hour
VMware ESXi
7.x
2 CPU, 4 CPU
USD 162.50 per CPU/server/month

Free operating systems

These operating systems are included free of charge for virtual servers only.

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Operating System Version
CentOS
7. latest
Debian
8. latest, 9. latest (minimal), Debian 10. (minimal)
Fedora CoreOS
latest
Rocky Linux
8. latest (minimal)
Ubuntu LTS
18.04 (minimal), 20.04 (minimal)

Sustained usage discounts

Sustained usage discounts are automatic discounts on the regular or base hourly rates of virtual server instances that increase the longer an instance runs during the billing month. If an instance runs the entire month, the sustained usage discounts applied will equal a maximum overall savings of 10% off the monthly total at the base hourly rate. Instances run partially during the month (21% or greater) will still accrue sustained usage discounts but at a lesser discount percentage.

As usage progresses during the month, the following discounts are applied to the base hourly rate:

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Usage hour tiers in a month % of hourly rate charged
0% – 20%
Base hourly rate
21% – 40%
95% of base hourly rate
41% – 60%
90% of base hourly rate
61% – 80%
85% of base hourly rate
81% – 100%
80% of base hourly rate

Sustained usage discount details

The percent discount of the base hourly rate shown for each tier only applies to the usage hours within that tier; it doesn’t apply to all usage hours in the month. For example, if there are 730 hours in the month, there would be 146 hours of usage per tier. The first 146 hours of usage are charged at the base hourly rate, the next 146 hour of usage are charged at 95% of the base hourly rate, and so on.

Sustained usage discounts only apply to base hourly rates for instances. They do not apply to software, storage, network or other charges. Sustained usage discounts reset at the beginning of each new billing month. For billing, the number of hours in a month is based on actual hours (24 hours × number of days in month).

Calculations

Sustained usage calculation

To determine your monthly total with the sustained usage discount:

1. Calculate the total for each usage tier using this formula:
# of usage hours within tier x (profile hourly rate x% of hourly rate charged for tier)
2. Add the totals of all usage tiers together for the new monthly total.

For example, a user provisions a 16×64 virtual server instance with a base hourly rate of USD 0.795 and runs it for the entire month, totaling 730 hours. As usage progresses during the month, discounts are calculated as follows:

Usage hour tiers in a month % of hourly rate charged Tier calculation Tier total
0% – 20% (146 hours)
Base hourly rate (USD 0.795)
(146 × 0.795)
USD 116.07
21% – 40% (146 hours)
95% of base hourly rate
(146 × (0.795 × 0.95))
USD 110.27
41% – 60% (146 hours)
90% of base hourly rate
(146 × (0.795 × 0.90))
USD 104.46
61% – 80% (146 hours)
85% of base hourly rate
(146 × (0.795 × 0.85))
USD 98.66
81% – 100% (146 hours)
80% of base hourly rate
(146 × (0.795 × 0.80))
USD 92.86
Tier rate total
USD 522.32 / month