Updated: October 7, 2020
The current Google Workspace pricing is different than it was when Google Workspace was known as G Suite.
Prior to December 6, 2012, Google offered a free business version of Google Apps. Businesses that signed up for that version are grandfathered at no cost for up to 10 users.
For for-profit businesses, Google Workspace does come at a cost.
On April 2, 2019, Google increased Google Workspace pricing for the first time. Unlike many prices that go up for no clear reason, Google has a justification for the price increase—it has continually added business value to Google Workspace and will continue to do so.
Under the Flexible Plan, businesses can pay month to month with no contract. Under the Annual Plan, a business is committing to a one-year contract, which effectively saves two months’ worth of payments. Under the Annual Plan, payments are still made monthly.
Google Workspace Pricing – United States & Canada
Google Workspace Business Starter – $6.00 per user per month
The default Google Drive storage per user is 30GB.
Storage space is not used by native Google Workspace files such as Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and Sites. Storage is used by uploaded PDFs, images, and videos. It’s also used by email and email attachments.
Any Google Workspace user can be assigned an additional storage license by a Google Workspace administrator. Additional storage is available in increments of 100 GB, 1 TB, 2TB, 10 TB, 20 TB and 30 TB. The cost of an additional storage license ranges from $1.99 per month for 100 GB all the way up to $299 per month for 30 TB.
Google Workspace Business Standard – $12.00 per user per month
Google Workspace Business Standard provides 2 TB of storage per user.
It allows for 150 participant Google Meet video meetings plus the ability to record meetings
Google Workspace Business Plus – $18.00 per user per month
Storage is 5 TB per user.
Video meetings can include up to 250 participants. This level includes meeting attendance tracking.
Also added are enhanced security and management controls, including Vault and advanced endpoint management.
Obtaining the pricing for a fourth tier, Google Workspace Enterprise, requires a call to sales.
A component of Google Workspace that comes at a cost is Jamboard.