Power BI pricing

Analytics for every organization

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  • Self-service and modern BI
  • Collaboration, publishing, sharing, and ad hoc analysis
  • Fully managed by Microsoft

Power BI Pro


Monthly price per user

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Do you need advanced analytics, big data support, on-premises, and cloud reporting?

Add Power BI Premium

  • Enterprise BI, big data analytics, cloud and on-premises reporting
  • Advanced administration and deployment controls
  • Dedicated cloud compute and storage resources
  • Allow any user to consume Power BI content.

Power BI Premium


Monthly price per dedicated cloud compute and storage resource

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There are three types of Power BI users to consider for your deployment:

Content creators

Content creators create data visualizations and author reports. They use the free Power BI Desktop tool to prepare, model, and create data visualizations.

Content publishers

Content publishers require collaboration, data modeling, content authoring, dashboard sharing, ad hoc analysis, and report publishing. These users require a Power BI Pro license.

Content consumers

Content consumers use pre-published dashboards and reports. There are two options for giving consumers access to content—license everyone on Power BI Pro, or license Power BI Premium for large scale userbases.


Power BI cloud service comparison

Use the table below to help determine which collaboration, publishing, and consumption option is best for your organization.

Power BI Pro
Power BI Premium
Licensing differences
Included with Microsoft Office 365 Enterprise E5
Licensed per user
Licensed by dedicated cloud compute and storage resources
Deployment and administration
On-premises reporting through Power BI Report Server
Compute processing environment
Deploy Power BI content to multiple regions
Incremental data refresh
Publish reports to be shared
Widespread distribution of content without requiring a Power BI Pro license for content consumers
Publish and consume paginated reports in Power BI All content publishers require a Power BI Pro license
Allocate compute resources
Monitor performance of dedicated compute and memory resources
Maximum size of individual data set
1 G
10 G
Maximum storage
10 G per user
100 TB
Maximum number of automatic refreshes per day
Deployment, administration, compliance, and security
Select a chosen home region data center for your data processing environment
Monitor content creation, consumption, and publishing with user metrics
Data security and encryption
Meets industry, global, regional, and government certifications
Available in Microsoft national clouds
Data prep, modeling, and data visualization creation Create content through Power BI Desktop, which is a free download to your PC
Creation of data visualizations, reports, and dashboards
Standard and big data prep and ETL
Access to a library of Power BI visuals and the custom visual SDK
Access to data connectors for cloud and on-premises data sources
Out-of-the-box visualizations, themes, and personalization options
Analyze data in Microsoft Excel
Embed content in other interfaces like Teams, SharePoint, or other SaaS applications
View and interact with Power BI content
View and interact with Power BI content through the Power BI mobile app for iOS, Android, and Windows
Ask questions about data to get immediate answers
Subscribe to reports for notifications about changes

Prices shown may be slightly higher than actual list price.

Prices shown per user per month, but annual subscription is required.

US pricing shown in USD for Commercial ERP through the Microsoft Online Subscription Program.

Academic, government, and nonprofit pricing available. Learn more.

Contact Microsoft to learn more about volume licensing.

A Power BI Pro license is required to:

  • Distribute content to other users, and for peer-to-peer sharing and collaboration.
  • Publish content to Power BI Premium.
  • Receive content from other users unless the user is associated with dedicated capacity in Power BI Premium.
  • Publish content to Power BI Report Server.

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