Gitlab Runner Pricing Calculator


Welcome to our dedicated page for comparing the costs of running a GitLab runner. If you're seeking the optimal location to execute your GitLab runner while maximizing cost-efficiency, you've come to the right place.

With Cloud-Runner, you can potentially save thousands of dollars per year on your gitlab CI/CD pipelines costs.

On this page you will find:

  • a comparison table of self hosted Gitlab Runner using cloud provider (AWS, GCP, Azure, ...) vs Cloud-Runner machines.
  • a chart to visualize your savings compared to Gitlab and self-hosted runners using cloud provider, for various numbers of minutes consumed.

Pricing Comparison: Self-hosted GitLab Runner on Public Cloud vs. Cloud-Runner

Runner Cloud-Runner AWS GCP Azure
8 CPU (spot instance) 49€/month 75€/month 89,6€/month 107€/month
16 CPU (spot instance) 89€/month 151€/month 180€/month 214€/month
8 CPU 49€/month 189€/month 224€/month 430€/month
16 CPU 89€/month 378,25€/month 450€/month 862€/month


  • Pricing for instances is chosen within the European zone.
  • CPU is exclusively used as a comparative metric.
  • Instances of Public Cloud Provider are systematically chosen with higher specifications in other criteria (RAM, Disk) than cloud-runner.
  • If necessary, the Euro to USD conversion is done at an exchange rate of 1 euro = 1.07 USD.

What is a Spot Instance?

A spot instance is a type of cloud computing service offered by some providers, where unused computing capacity is sold at reduced rates compared to standard instances. However, spot instances can be interrupted and reclaimed by the provider with short notice if the capacity is needed elsewhere.

Despite the potential cost savings promised by spot instances, the comparison indicates that even in these reduced-rate scenarios, self-hosted gitlab runners running using cloud providers' offerings remain expensive when contrasted with the pricing structure of Cloud-Runner.



Comparing the costs of running GitLab runners across different platforms reveals significant differences in expenses.

Cloud-Runner consistently emerges as the most cost-effective option, showcasing notably lower prices compared to AWS, GCP, and Azure. Particularly, when opting for general instances, Cloud-Runner demonstrates substantial savings, with percentages indicating its cost advantage over other providers.

Considering the evident cost benefits of Cloud-Runner highlighted in this comparison, it's clear that opting for Cloud-Runner can lead to substantial savings for your GitLab runner needs. If you're looking to optimize costs while ensuring efficient performance, why not give Cloud-Runner a try?

Take advantage of our cost-effective solution today and experience superior value for your investment.

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