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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Google Firebase?


We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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88 Answers

Sivakumar Rathinavelu - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

We are using the free version of Google Firebase.

reviewer1642350 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The moment you go into volumes, then you work on a pay-per-volume basis.

Craig Fraser - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

The pricing component is a bit confusing when it comes to what exactly you'll pay for, but I wouldn't say it's expensive. I just found it a bit confusing to understand what exactly it was saying. There aren't any extra payments for the license.

Nilakshi Sharma - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

Right now, we're using the free version. The solution allows for a specific number of users that can use it for free. Then, then the plan can be upgraded according to the number of users, or according to the storage that we need on Firebase. Pricing, therefore, depends upon the client or the number of users coming to the app. Typically, we start with the free option, and if we need to, we'll ask the client to upgrade the plan. Under the free plan, they offer authentication, and have a Firestore Cloud Function, hosting, and a real-time database as well as storage, therefore you do get a lot of things included and you don't have to pay for any of it until you add too many users or need more storage.

Handerson Contreras - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The monthly cost is based on writing data and queries to the database. The price, I would say, is cheap. You can use this database in the free tier even for production with small applications.

AnthonyAbah - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The solution is free up to a certain point. You don't have to add your credit card until you exceed the limits allowed.

Jay Panchal - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Licensing costs are on a monthly basis.

Marko Adzic - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

It is not easy to calculate the cost per copy, use or if the load rose dramatically we did not know how that would impact the final price. The pricing for the authentication is based on SMS rates and is not consistent all over the world. For example, the cost in the US and Canada is one cent, but six cents in Serbia and the rest of the world. This should be adjusted.

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