How to Create Budgets Alert in Google Cloud Platform

How to Create Budgets Alert in Google Cloud Platform


Managing your spending on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is an essential part of optimizing your cloud resources. This guide will walk you through how to set up budget alerts on your Google Cloud account to help you monitor your expenditures.

Step 1: Access the Google Cloud Platform

Assuming that you've already created a Google Cloud Account, log in to the platform to get started. If you haven't, you'll need to do so before proceeding.

Step 2: Navigate to the Billing Section

Once you've logged into your Google Cloud Account, navigate to the 'Billing' section from the side navigation menu. This is where you'll be able to manage your billing accounts, budget, and costs.

Step 3: Open the Budgets & Alerts Section

Within the 'Billing' section, you'll find a sub-section named 'Budgets & alerts'. This is where you'll be able to manage all your budget settings and alerts.

Step 4: Set Up a New Budget Alert

Click on the 'Create Budget' button to initiate a new budget alert. You'll be asked to provide various details such as:

  • Name of the Budget: Give your budget a unique name for easy identification.

  • Projects: Specify which projects this budget applies to.

  • Products: Define if this budget applies to specific products/services in GCP.

  • Services: Indicate if this budget should apply to certain services.

Step 5: Specify Your Budget Amount and Time Range

The next step is to set your budget amount and determine the time range. This could be a daily, weekly, or monthly budget, or you could set up a custom period if you prefer. Ensure to provide the target budget amount in your preferred currency.

Step 6: Configure Alert Thresholds

The final step in creating your budget is to set the alert thresholds. These thresholds are the points at which an alert should be sent to your specified email. For instance, you may want to receive alerts when you've spent 30%, 50%, or 90% of your budget. Adjust these percentages based on your preferences.

Step 7: Save and Monitor Your Budget

After you've filled in all the details, click 'Save'. Your new budget is now active, and depending on your set thresholds, you'll start receiving email alerts as you reach these thresholds.


Monitoring your spending on the Google Cloud Platform is critical for managing your cloud resources efficiently. With these budget alerts, you'll be

  • Better informed about your spending patterns

  • Enabling you to make more informed decisions about your resource usage

  • Regularly review and adjust your budget and thresholds to align with your current needs and to prevent unexpected charges.

The Fun Finale!

Well, folks, it seems we've run out of cloud talk for the day! I hope this guide has helped demystify budget alerts on the Google Cloud Platform.

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