Amazon EBS snapshots capture changed blocks from a baseline, so snapshots will often be much smaller than the source volume. Billing is based on the actual size, which is nice. However, I cannot find a way to determine the snapshot actual size. ec2-describe-snaphots only provides the size of the volume that was snapshotted.
If for no other reason, I need this information to verify billing. But I'd also like to have it because I may find that by reconfiguring my volumes, and what I do with them, I can reduce the size of my incremental snapshots.