Updated: April 2, 2019
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, G Suite does come at a cost.
On April 2, 2019 Google increased G Suite 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 G Suite 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.
G Suite Pricing – United States & Canada
G Suite Basic – $6.00 per user per month
The default Google Drive storage per user is 30GB.
Storage space is not used by native G Suite 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 G Suite user can be assigned an additional storage license by a G Suite 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.
G Suite Business – $12.00 per user per month
G Suite Business provides additional features such as domain-wide mail and document search and auditing of Google Drive activity.
G Suite Business provides 1 TB of storage per user with accounts that have four or fewer users. For accounts with over four users, all users have unlimited storage.
A component of G Suite that comes at a cost is Jamboard.
The pricing for a third tier, G Suite Enterprise, is $25 per user per month.
As of the date of this blog post, here are some examples of current pricing in other currencies:
G Suite Pricing – U.K.
In the U.K., G Suite basic is £4.63 per user per month. G Suite Business is £9.26.
G Suite Pricing – Australia
In Australia, G Suite Basic is $8.40 per user per month. G Suite Business is $16.80 per user per month.