When you last asked your builder how much that renovation was going to cost, what was the answer? You know what the response is going to be don’t you? Chances are the answer began with “Well… it depends.”
A new website owner’s reasonable first question is often “How much does a website cost?” If you’ve read the other posts on The Smarter Website Owner then you’ll understand there are other important questions that should come first and the answers to these will help you and your chosen web professional work out how much a website costs.
So… How much does a website cost?
I know it can be disappointing coming to an article and not finding the answer suggested by the title. So I’m going to throw out some ‘ballpark’ figures so you have somewhere to start.
These figures in the graphic below are in Australian dollars. The figures are my best estimate based on personal experience and doing the rounds of what web professionals are currently charging in 2015. Most web professionals don’t quote prices simply because of the ‘it depends’ issue. If a set price is quoted then expect the web professional will tightly control the scope.
In my opinion, if you want to get yourself a half decent website then aim to budget at least $3000 for a reasonable quality website. These costs don’t include the fixed costs associated with owning a website. I’ll cover website cost factors in a separate post.
See this page for a larger version of the How much does a website cost graphic.