Unassociated Elastic IP addresses (EIPs) in Amazon Web Services represent a common oversight in resource management.
While they may seem insignificant, these unassociated EIPs can lead to unnecessary costs.
On average, each unassociated EIP can cost around $3.60 per month (assuming a standard pricing of $0.12 per hour).
This might not seem like much for a single EIP, but when multiple unassociated EIPs accumulate, the monthly costs can add up quickly.
Regularly auditing and releasing unassociated EIPs is a simple yet effective way to avoid this hidden expense and keep your AWS costs optimized.