Average cost per type of website
The table below shows the price of orders based on their magnitude, type of website, and type of solution/service provider. Obviously, these price ranges are given for information purposes only; they are very rough because of the diversity of needs and web service providers.
5-10 pages to present your business
5-10 General pages + 50-100 Product Pages
With Over 200 pages + Members area + Various modules
Monthly website rental
Web developer + web designer
- For the same quote, prices can vary from €1 to €10. For an e-commerce site, a freelance can prompt you to install and configure Prestashop for € 1,000 while an agency asks you € 10,000. These price differences may seem surprising, but they are generally justified by the project coordination, design quality, and scalability of the source code. In some cases, these differences are instead simply abusive and some estimates are a total scam!
- Depending on the type of solution or provider you choose, you will have to spend more or less time on the project. And your time is money! If you decide, for example, to entrust your website project to a freelance web developer, you will need to provide the site map, all modules, and an accurate description of each feature otherwise you run the risk of his vision of the website not being the same as yours. Web agencies will work with you on these items, in most cases, and the customer has to provide a comprehensive brief and is then asked to validate the structure tree as well as the modules proposed by the agency.
- Website maintenance, whether you are outsourcing servers, updating modules, or adding new features, can be expensive. Instead of calculating the project on only the cost of creating the website, it is best to consider the cost of the web project over one year; the cost of the initial development of the website and the maintenance / improvement of the site over a year. It is particularly important to anticipate the maintenance of the website from the start, and the maintenance cost can vary greatly depending on the chosen provider. Entrusting the creation of the website to a junior freelancer, for example, creates a good chance for the freelancer to no longer be available for the site’s development. You would then have to find a new provider who would need to agree to take on the existing code. This is a very common situation and it greatly increases the cost of maintenance for the website.
Cost breakdown for a website project
To help you assess the budget of your projects to create a website, you can download our Excel template to calculate costs.
Using the Excel template is very simple.
- Step 1: choose a provider type and number of pages on the top left.
- Step 2: for each descriptive element of the project, indicate whether or not to include the “Customize” column based on your estimated budget.
The estimated total budget appears at the bottom and top right.
To adapt the model to your needs, you can change both settings:
- Price of a functioning day. For each type of provider, a daily rate is defined in the Excel workbook’s settings tab.
- Labor time by descriptive element of the project’s website. On the main tab, open the hidden columns by clicking on the button “2” at the top left. In the “labor time” column, you can change the number of hours required for each descriptive element of the project’s website. For some descriptive elements such as the layout or creation phase, labor times depend on the number of pages. In this case, the page labor time is defined by levels within the settings tab.