WhaTTS it going to cost?

The two main providers charge $16 per 1 million characters.

A 600 page book contains roughly 1 million characters.

$16 costs £13.46 on 20/11/22

 

 

https://cloud.google.com/text-to-speech/pricing

 

Google TTS

 

 

FeatureFree per monthPrice after free usage limit is reached
Standard (non-WaveNet, non-Neural2) voices0 to 4 million characters$0.000004 USD per character ($4.00 USD per 1 million characters)
WaveNet voices0 to 1 million characters$0.000016 USD per character ($16.00 USD per 1 million characters)
Neural2 voices (Preview)0 to 1 million characters$0.000016 USD per character ($16.00 USD per 1 million characters)
 
Amazon Polly
 

PAY-AS-YOU-GO MODEL

You are billed monthly for the number of characters of text that you processed. Amazon Polly’s Standard voices are priced at $4.00 per 1 million characters for speech or Speech Marks requests (when outside the free tier). Amazon Polly’s Neural voices are priced at $16.00 per 1 million characters for speech or Speech Marks requested (when outside the free tier).

Free Tier

MILLIONS OF CHARACTERS PER MONTH

For Amazon Polly’s Standard voices, the free tier includes 5 million characters per month for speech or Speech Marks requests, for the first 12 months, starting from your first request for speech. For Neural voices, the free tier includes 1 million characters per month for speech or Speech Marks requests, for the first 12 months, starting from your first request for speech.