Jira Pricing: Features, Costs and Top Project Management Solution Alternatives

Jira is an agile project management tool designed to help software development teams track and plan product releases and new software. It supports numerous agile methodologies, including Kanban boards and Scrum boards, which are popular workflow visualization tools to optimize the work process. In addition, Jira allows software teams to capture and organize their team’s issues, prioritize what’s important, and stay up-to-date with ongoing workflows.

We reviewed Jira and compared it with other project management software in terms of features and other attributes. This post focuses on Jira’s pricing structure, as well as prices of three alternative tools.

How Much is Jira?

Jira Software provides both an on-premise and cloud hosting version of its solution. The following are the pricing differences between each kind of deployment:

Cloud Deployment – Small team of up to 10 users can take advantage of the free plan, which includes basic features, up to 2 GB file storage and community support. For larger teams (11 to 100 users), Jira offers three pricing plans. The Standard plan costs $7.50 per user, per month and accommodates up to 5,000 users, has unlimited single project automation and has a 250 GB file storage space. The Premium plan costs $14.50 per user, per month and includes additional features, such as audit logs, unlimited storage and 24/7 premium support. The Enterprise plan adds on unlimited sites, the Atlassian Access, data residency and 24/7 enterprise support. Please contact Atlassian for a price quote.

Jira Software provides an online calculator for companies with over 100 users to calculate their costs. Jira also accepts annual subscription payments.

The cloud version of Jira Software includes these core project management features:

  • Project and issue tracking
  • Backlog prioritization and sprint planning
  • Flexible workflow
  • Scrum and Kanban support
  • Out-of-the-box agile reporting
  • Developer tool integrations
  • Plug-and-play add-ons
  • Rich APIs

Note: The maximum storage offered for each cloud deployment is 25 GB.

Self-Hosted – There’s an annual Data Center licensing plan for companies that prefer to self-host the solution. It varies depending on the number of users, so a company with 500 users can pay about $42,000 per year, whereas a company with 50,000 users can pay about $840,000 per year. Companies can try out the plan for 30 days. Note that Jira had a Server licensing plan, but it’s no longer available as of February 2021.

The self-hosted option is good for companies who want to manage all the details of their setup and have the technical resources to handle the complexity of hosting themselves.

The on-premise version of Jira Software includes all these features plus disaster recovery, active-clustering and zero downtime upgrades.

Top Alternatives to Jira

Jira offers straightforward pricing so that companies only pay for the number of users they have on the software. The pricing structure is scalable so it accommodates any changes in an organization’s workforce.

However, for organizations that want to compare costs, we found three alternatives that also use a similar pricing structure.

WorkZone: WorkZone uses a similar pricing model as Jira but doesn’t offer on-premise deployment. There are three pricing plans for its cloud-hosted software: Team ($24 per user, per month), Professional ($34 per user, per month) and Enterprise ($43 per user, per month). The Team plan includes project management features, 100 GB storage, file collaboration and approval, unlimited work spaces, training and success-based approval. The Professional plan includes all features of the Team plan plus custom project intake forms and 50 GB extra storage. The Enterprise plan includes all the features of the other two plans plus API access, workspace groups, custom reports, critical paths and 100 GB extra storage.

Wrike: Wrike has five packages available: Free, Professional, Business, Wrike for Marketers and Enterprise. Companies with up to five users can benefit from the free plan, which includes 2 GB of storage space, unlimited collaborators and Wrike’s core elements such as file sharing, advanced email integration and tasks discussion. The remaining four plans have a pricing structure similar to Jira’s pricing. For instance, Wrike’s Professional version is intended for five to 200 users and starts $9.80 per user per month. It offers additional features, such as subtask management, Gantt charts, shareable dashboards, 5 GB storage space, collaborators and advanced integration. Wrike is a cloud-only project management solution.

Trello: Trello is mainly a free platform that provides an unlimited number of cards. However, it also has three paid plans (billed annually): Standard, Premium and Enterprise. The Standard plan costs $5 per user, per month and includes unlimited boards, advanced checklists, custom fields, unlimited storage and saved searches. The Premium plan is $10 per user, per month. and adds on unlimited Workspace command runs, admin and security features, workspace-level templates, priority support and dashboard/timeline/calendar/workspace table views. The Enterprise plan starts at $17.50 per user, per month and includes all of the features of the Premium plan, plus unlimited workspaces, organization wide permissions, organization visible boards, multi-board guests, attachment permissions and free SSO and user provisioning with the Atlassian Access.

Users can also add extra functionality with Trello Gold, which can be purchased for $5 per month or $45 per year, or it can be earned for free by inviting new members to Trello.


Jira Software has the least expensive price out of all four solutions. On the other hand, WorkZone provides a few additional add-ons in its subscription price, such as 100 GB storage.

These four tools aren’t your only options. We’ve featured over 25 project management solutions on our site for businesses of all sizes.

If you’re entirely new to project management tools, take a look at our Project Management Definitive Guide. It offers a full overview of market trends, must-have features and common challenges to avoid.