Web Design Costs

Determining how much a website should cost is one of the most frequently asked questions in the web design world and there is no magic formula for calculating either the cost of a new website or the cost of a redesign.

Website Components & Costs

  • Domain Name $9 to $12 a year
  • Hosting $75 to $200 a year
  • Web design and graphics development time 30 to 150 hours
  • Website Maintenance $150 to $1250 a year

Website Design Cost Ranges

The cost of a website can vary greatly depending upon the site’s features, aesthetic qualities, and the design firm, advertising agency, or freelancer creating the Web design. Below are ball park ranges for website design costs.

Basic HTML Website
  • 8 to 16 Web pages
  • Custom graphics
  • Stock photos
  • Web forms sending to email accounts

Website cost range: $600 to $5,000

Deluxe HTML Website
  • 25 to 75 Web pages
  • High quality design work on all Web pages
  • Custom graphics
  • Stock photos
  • Extra components: calendars, search, web forms

Website cost range: $3,000 to $25,000

Ecommerce Website
  • 100 to 1000 products
  • Shopping cart
  • Payment gateway integration
  • Product descriptions and images
  • Sales tax and shipping calculation
  • Customer and administrative control panel

Website cost range: $5,000 to $15,000

Custom WordPress Website
  • Dynamic Web pages 20 to 2,000
  • Administrative control panel for website management
  • Advanced programming skill sets required
  • Interactivity with website visitor
  • Databases (MySQL)

Website cost range: $2,000 to $35,000