RateCard API meter_rates compared to the Pricing values on the website


  • I'm currently using the Python API to automatically get the billing information/rates for each period; however, the values I'm seeing in the meter_Rates for the RateCard api is very different from the values as stated in the Pricing page.

    For instance,  a Windows A2m V2 vm ( disk mentioned) for the for the Us EAST 2 region, locale en-US with Pay-as-you-go plan the value is 0.152 Euros / hour.


                  ["OfferDurableId eq 'MS-AZR-0003p'",
                    "Currency eq 'EUR'",
                    "Locale eq 'en-US'",
                    "RegionInfo eq 'DE'"]

    When I look at the meter_rate for that particular vm from the ratecard api:

                "meter_rates": {
                    "0": 0.1003527
                "meter_name": "A2m v2",
                "unit": "1 Hour",
                "meter_id": "c15c48c4-1c1f-4945-9be5-08224d795402",
                "included_quantity": 0.0,
                "meter_category": "Virtual Machines",
                "meter_sub_category": "Av2 Series",
                "meter_tags": [],
                "meter_region": "US East 2",
                "effective_date": "2016-11-01T00:00:00.000Z"

    So it says the meter rate is "0" @ 0.1003527..  which I believe is 0.1003527Euros /hr.

    Have I done something wrong or misunderstood the Api?


    Friday, January 11, 2019 3:35 AM

All replies

  • Hi eccw, for this issue, we will need to engage the billing support team. 

    Here are the steps to raise a support tickets with Azure billing support. If you already have a support plan. If you don't, please send mail to with your subscription ID and a link to this MSDN thread (for context) and we will assist you with engaging Azure support.

    Saturday, January 12, 2019 1:34 AM
  • Hi,

    I've filed a billing support request.


    Monday, January 14, 2019 7:51 AM