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 Actions is available with GitHub Free, GitHub Pro, GitHub Free for organizations, GitHub Team, GitHub Enterprise Cloud, GitHub Enterprise Server, and GitHub One. GitHub Actions is not available for private repositories owned by accounts using legacy per-repository 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 and self-hosted runners. 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. Any coupons on your account do not apply to GitHub Actions overages.

Minutes reset every month, while storage usage does not.

ProductStorageMinutes (per month)
GitHub Free500 MB2,000
GitHub Pro1 GB3,000
GitHub Free for organizations500 MB2,000
GitHub Team2 GB3,000
GitHub Enterprise Cloud50 GB50,000

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 your account.

Operating systemMinute multiplier

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.

Note: Minute multipliers do not apply to the per-minute rates shown below.

Operating systemPer-minute rate

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 "Usage limits and billing" for GitHub-hosted runners and "About self-hosted runners" for self-hosted runner usage limits.

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 minute = $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. Because overages must prepaid, you cannot enable unlimited spending on accounts paid by invoice. Your spending limit will be 150% of the amount you prepaid. If you have any questions, contact our account management team.

If your account has outstanding unpaid charges:

  • The storage or minutes included in your account for GitHub Actions and GitHub Packages will not be reset until the payment has been successfully processed.
  • For accounts with storage or minutes remaining for the current billing period, GitHub Actions and GitHub Packages will continue to be available until any included usage has been reached.
  • For accounts that have reached the included usage for the current billing period for GitHub Actions or GitHub Packages, both GitHub Actions and GitHub Packages will be disabled to prevent any further overages. If you pay your account by invoice, you must contact our account management team to process payment and reset your usage.

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