Pinecone charges on a per pod, per hour basis. For the latest pricing details, please see our pricing page. Pricing is determined by a combination of factors:
- The pod type. p1 and s1 pods have different per-hour pricing than p2 pods.
- The number of pods. Each shard adds a pod, and each replica increases the total number of pods by a factor of the replicas.
- Which cloud provider you are using for your project.
- If you are using the Standard or Enterprise plan.
For example, if your index uses a single p1.x1 pod and runs continuously for a month in a project hosted in GCP, on the Standard plan, it would cost (using pricing as of March 16, 2023) about $70 per month. On the Enterprise plan, it would cost about $105 per month.