@k jackie Welcome to Microsoft Q&A Forum, Thank you for posting your query here!
I understand that you have queries around the Azure Open AI service pricing.
Your understanding is correct. Firstly, Your subscription should use be a pay as you go account to ensure Azure OpenAI deployments are successful once your request is approved.
Sharing the below pre-requisites to get started:
- You can get an Azure subscription get an Azure account for free and you'll get some free Azure credits to get started.
- Then you need to fill and submit this form and wait for the access approval confirmation email.
Only after your request is approved you will be able to create an Azure OpenAI service.
. The pricing for Azure OpenAI Service is based on a pay-as-you-go consumption model, which means you only pay for what you use. The price per unit depends on the type and size of the model you choose. It also depends upon the number of tokens being used in the prompt and the response.
Pricing varies per region and usage, so it isn't possible to predict exact costs for your usage. However, you can try the Azure pricing calculator for the Azure OpenAI: Standard tier, ChatGPT and Ada models. Pricing per 1K tokens used, and at least 1K tokens are used per question. Pricing
So in short, for the standard/average price per month for using Azure OpenAI API service, it’s hard to provide an exact figure as it can vary greatly depending on your usage. The best way to estimate the costs of using Azure OpenAI is to use the Azure pricing calculator.
This tool can help you estimate your expected monthly costs for using any combination of Azure products.
More info here and here.
Hope this helps. If you have any follow-up questions, please let me know. I would be happy to help.
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