The difference between Actual and Estimated.

Amazon Web Services has 2 cost type: Actual and Estimated.

Estimated costs are a CloudWatch metric. This metric shows the estimated charges for your AWS usage. This can either be estimated charges for one service or a roll-up of estimated charges for all services.

Actual costs are costs from detailed billing report. AWS recreates the detailed billing report multiple times a day, overwriting the report. These costs are your true costs, and may be somewhat delayed.

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