Sia Renting Calculator

See how much it will cost you to rent storage space on Sia.


About This Calculator

Last Updated May 13, 2018

This calculator will help you estimate your cost of renting storage on the Sia network. This is only an estimate - though hopefully the most accurate one available at this time.

Any changes you make to the form will be saved in a cookie on your device for 30 days, so that you can return to the form at any time and pick up with the settings you entered before. Clicking on Reset All Items will return the calculator to all default settings, and delete this cookie.

Not yet familiar with how renting works on Sia? Learn more about Renting first!


Your Usage Requirements

Enter your expected storage and bandwidth requirements here. If you're not sure about bandwidth settings, set them to the same as your Storage Amount to Rent for now. This calculator assumes Base 10 storage values for conversion simplicity, i.e. 1 TB = 1,000 GB.

Storage Amount to Rent

How much storage will you need?

Rental Duration

How long will you need it for?

Upload Bandwidth

Set equal to your Storage Amount to Rent. Increase if you anticipate changing your data frequently.

Download Bandwidth

Set equal to your Storage Amount to Rent. Increase if you anticipate retrieving your data frequently. Decrease if you don't plan on downloading all your data again, i.e. cold storage.


Network Averages

Items marked with a icon are pre-filled with near real-time average prices. You can change them to see what storage would cost you under certain circumstances, but if you intend to start renting storage on Sia now, you should leave them where they're set. You can click Use Current Average Prices to reset just these prices if you change them. Average storage, contract and bandwidth prices are updated daily; average Siacoin price is updated every hour.

Whoops! We're having trouble updating our prices with real-time data right now. As a backup option, please click here to view the same prices on SiaStats.info. You can manually copy the prices shown there over to the form here until we get the issue fixed.

Storage Price (SC)

Average Sia network price for a Terabyte of storage.

Contract Fee (SC)

Average price for fees per contract.

Upload Price (SC)

Average price for upload bandwidth per TB.

Download Price (SC)

Average price for download bandwidth per TB.

Siacoin Price (USD)

The price of Siacoins determines how much you'll pay in USD.

Average storage, contract, upload and download prices provided by SiaStats.info.

Current Siacoin price provided by CoinMarketCap.


Advanced Settings

This section is pre-loaded with some normal default settings that the Sia-UI uses in the background. You cannot normally change these settings unless you do so through the Terminal or command line access, so don't adjust them unless you know what you're doing.

Number of Contracts

Default is 50, minimum is 30. Impacts contract fees. Can't be changed via the UI.

Contract Duration

Default is 3 Months. Impacts contract fees. Can't be changed via the UI.


Renting Cost Estimate

Below are estimated costs and a suggested allowance starting point for your rental requirements specified above.

Storage Cost

0 SC (0 USD)

This is what 1 TB of storage will cost you for 3 Months.

Contract Cost

0 SC (0 USD)

This is what it will cost you to create 50 contracts.

Upload Cost

0 SC (0 USD)

This is what it will cost you to upload your 1 TB of data.

Download Cost

0 SC (0 USD)

This is what it will cost you to download 1 TB of data.

Total Cost

0 SC (0 USD)

This is what you can expect to pay in total for your specified usage.

Recommended Allowance

0 SC (0 USD)

This is a good starting point for your rental allowance. You can always increase it later.

Ready to Start Renting?

Check out our Guide to Renting on Sia to get started!

Tips Based On Your Entries

  • None - everything looks good!
  • You're not using near real-time prices for all available fields. This may make your estimate inaccurate. Click Use Current Average Prices in the Network Averages section to load current prices.
  • You may get inaccurate results if you don't set your Rental Duration unit to the same as your Contract Duration unit.
  • Upload Bandwidth is set lower than your Storage Amount to Rent - if you upload your full Storage Amount to Rent, your estimate will be inaccurate.
  • Download Bandwidth is set lower than your Storage Amount to Rent - if you don't plan on downloading all your data (i.e. cold storage), that's fine, but downloading data will incur download fees, which may make your estimate inaccurate.
  • Contract Count has been changed from the default of 50. This isn't necessarily bad, but make sure you intend to change this setting, as you must change it manually via the Terminal or command line.
  • Contract Count has been set below the default of 50. This may result in reduced file redundancy if your hosts go offline, due to fewer hosts being utilized.
  • Contract Duration has been changed from the default of 3 Months. This isn't necessarily bad, but make sure you intend to change this setting, as you must change it manually via the Terminal or command line.
  • Contract Duration is set to less than 3 Months. Setting a short Contract Duration can increase Contract Fees because contracts will renew more frequently.
  • Contract Duration is set to more than 6 Months. Hosts have a default Maximum Contract Duration of 6 months, so you may not be able to form enough contracts to rent storage. We'd recommend decreasing this to 6 Months or lower.
  • Rental Duration is not an even multiple of Contract Duration. Contracts will be active beyond your desired Rental Duration. Your Storage Cost estimate will therefore be inaccurate. Set Rental Duration to an even multiple of Contract Duration to avoid this.

Ready to Start Renting?

Check out our Guide to Renting on Sia to get started!


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