Microsoft Power BI Pricing: What’s Included

Disclaimer: We source public information for Microsoft Power BI’s pricing, including its own site. All pricing information within this resource is accurate at the time of publication.

Microsoft Power BI is a cloud-based business intelligence and analytics service that provides a full overview of  a user’s most critical data. Connecting to all data sources, Power BI simplifies data evaluation and sharing with scalable dashboards, interactive reports, embedded visuals and other features.

In this post, we’ll discuss Power BI’s pricing in more detail

Does Power BI offer a free plan?

The Power BI Desktop solution is free for individual users to download, while the Power BI Pro plan is free for companies that already have the Microsoft 365 E5 software. In addition, Microsoft offers a free trial for testing Power BI.

How is Power BI Priced?

Power BI has three pricing plans, which are:

Power BI Pro

The Pro plan costs $10 per user, per month and includes these features:

  • A mobile app
  • The ability to publish and share reports
  • 1 GB model size limit
  • Eight data refreshes daily
  • The ability to connect to over 100 data sources
  • Embedded APIs and controls
  • AI visuals
  • Data security and encryption
  • Metrics for content creation and publishing
  • Up to 10 GB per user maximum storage

Power BI Premium (per user)

The Premium per user plan costs $20 per user, per month. It includes all of the features of the Pro plan, plus:

  • Paginated reports
  • 100 GB model size limit
  • 48 data refreshes daily
  • Advanced AI features
  • XMLA endpoint read/write connectivity
  • Data flows
  • The ability to analyze data stored in Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Application lifecycle management
  • Up to 100 TB of maximum storage

Power BI Premium (per capacity)

This plan starts at $4,995 per month per dedicated cloud compute and storage resource. It includes all of the features of the Premium per user plan, plus:

  • On-premise reporting
  • 400 GB model limit
  • Multi-location deployment management
  • Bring Your Own Key (BYOK)
  • Autoscale add-on


Microsoft Power BI has flexible pricing designed for both individual users and the entire organization. Prospects can sign up for a free trial and if they’re interested in the Power BI Pro or Premium per-user plans, they can purchase a subscription on the Power BI site. Companies interested in the Power BI Premium per-capacity plan can contact Microsoft for more info.

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