# Monitor resource consumption

Permissions required to complete the steps below

To complete the steps described in this article, you need to be a project owner or to have a billing role assigned to your user account.

1. Go to the console

2. Select Billing from the list of services on the left.

3. Open the Consumption Details tab.

## Understand your Consumption Details interface

Your consumption details interface looks like this:

Let's look at it in more detail:

1. On the top left, you can see the date and time selector. With this control, you can specify the starting and ending date and time of the consumption period you want to monitor.

2. On the top right, there is the total consumption cost in your selected currency and the UTC date and time of calculation in the MM/DD/YYYY HH:MM format.

3. In the middle of the screen, you see a column chart with your resource consumption statistics by day.

4. Below the chart, you can see a pricing table. It shows the Resources you're consuming, their Cost per resource, available Credits and projected Expenses.

We use the following formula to calculate the Expenses field value for each service:

Expenses = Cost - Credits


## Select a resource consumption period

To select a resource consumption period:

1. Click on the date and time selector.

2. Specify the start and end dates for which you want to see the resource consumption statistics.