About billing for GitHub Actions

If you want to use GitHub Actions beyond the storage or minutes included in your account, you will be billed for additional usage.

GitHub Packages is available with GitHub Free, GitHub Pro, GitHub Team, and GitHub Enterprise Cloud. GitHub Packages is unavailable for per-repository plans, which are legacy billing plans. For more information, see "GitHub's products."

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About billing for GitHub Actions

GitHub Actions usage is free for public repositories. For private repositories, each GitHub account receives a certain amount of free minutes and storage, depending on the product used with the account. By default, your account will have a spending limit of $0, which prevents additional usage of minutes or storage after you reach these limits. If you increase your spending limit above the default of $0, you will be billed for any minutes or storage beyond the limits, also called overages. GitHub charges usage to the account that owns the repository where the workflow is run.

Minutes reset every month, while storage usage does not.

Product Storage Minutes (per month)
GitHub Free 500 MB 2,000
GitHub Pro 1 GB 3,000
GitHub Team 2 GB 10,000
GitHub Enterprise Cloud 50 GB 50,000

Jobs that run on Windows and macOS runners that GitHub hosts consume minutes at 2 and 10 times the rate that jobs on Linux runners consume. For example, using 1,000 Windows minutes would consume 2,000 of the minutes included in your account. Using 1,000 macOS minutes, would consume 10,000 minutes included in a your account.

Operating system Minute multiplier
Linux 1
macOS 10
Windows 2

The storage used by a repository is the total storage used by GitHub Actions artifacts and GitHub Packages. Your storage cost is the total usage for all repositories owned by your account. For more information about pricing for GitHub Packages, see "About billing for GitHub Packages."

If your account's usage surpasses these limits and you have set a spending limit above $0, you will pay $0.25 USD per GB of storage per month and per-minute usage depending on the operating system used by the GitHub-hosted runner. GitHub rounds the minutes each job uses up to the nearest minute.

Operating system Per-minute rate
Linux $0.008
macOS $0.08
Windows $0.016

The number of jobs you can run concurrently across all repositories in your user or organization account depends on your GitHub plan. For more information, see "About GitHub Actions."

Calculating minute and storage spending

At the end of the month, GitHub calculates the cost of minutes and storage used over the amount included in your account. For example, if your organization uses GitHub Team and allows unlimited spending, using 15,000 minutes could have a total storage and minute overage cost of $56, depending on the operating systems used to run jobs.

  • 5,000 (3,000 Linux and 2,000 Windows) minutes = $56 ($24 + $32).

    • 3,000 Linux minutes at $0.008 per = $24.
    • 2,000 Windows minutes at $0.016 per minute = $32.

At the end of the month, GitHub rounds your data transfer to the nearest GB.

GitHub calculates your storage usage for each month based on hourly usage during that month. For example, if you use 3 GB of storage for 10 days of March and 12 GB for 21 days of March, your storage usage would be:

  • 3 GB x 10 days x (24 hours per day) = 720 GB-Hours
  • 12 GB x 21 days x (24 hours per day) = 6,048 GB-Hours
  • 720 GB-Hours + 6,048 GB-Hours = 6,768 GB-Hours
  • 6,768 GB-Hours / (744 hours per month) = 9.0967 GB-Months

At the end of the month, GitHub rounds your storage to the nearest MB. Therefore, your storage usage for March would be 9.097 GB.

Your GitHub Actions usage shares your account's existing billing date, payment method, and receipt. To view all the subscriptions for your GitHub account, see "Viewing your subscriptions and billing date."

About spending limits

By default, your account will have a spending limit of $0 for GitHub Actions usage. To enable using minutes and storage for private repositories beyond the amounts included with your account, you can increase the spending limit or allow unlimited spending. For more information, see "Managing your spending limit for GitHub Actions."

If you pay for your enterprise account by invoice, you cannot manage the spending limit for your enterprise account on GitHub. If you want to allow organizations owned by your enterprise account to use GitHub Actions beyond the storage or data transfer included in their accounts, you can prepay for overages. If you have any questions, contact our account management team.

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