How much does it cost to Design a website in 2016?

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I have read a lot of articles on how much does it cost to Design a website in 2016 and price guides to develop a website. The answer is always the same, how long is a piece of string. This is unhelpful; therefore, I will now give you a cold hard facts run down of how much money does it cost to make a website in 2016 based on website and WordPress development industry experience.

  • Prices are averaged out for simplicity then calculated based on quality.
  • Prices are in UK pounds to convert to dollar or Ruble (at time of writing exchange rate is 1 GBP – 1.33 USD – 88.30 RUB)

Landing Page for an event

Startup costs

  • Domain name – £20 for 2 years
  • Hosting – £5 a month
  • Website Design – £0
  • Website Development – £100
  • Graphics Design – £40
  • Testing – £0
  • SEO – £75

Total – £240 + £5 a month hosting

Basic Personal Website (5 pages)

Startup costs

  • Domain name – £20 for 2 years
  • Hosting – £5 a month
  • Website Design – £200
  • Website Development – £200
  • Graphics Design – £40
  • Testing – £0
  • SEO – £40

Total – £505+ £5 a month hosting

WordPress/Joomla Personal Website

Startup costs

  • Domain name – £20 for 2 years
  • Hosting – £5 a month
  • Website Design – £200
  • Website Development – £600
  • Graphics Design – £40
  • Testing – £0
  • SEO – £40

Total – £880 + £5 a month hosting

Basic Business Website (up to 8 pages)

Startup costs

  • Domain name – £20 for 2 years
  • Hosting – £5 a month
  • Website Design – £300
  • Website Development – £400
  • Graphics Design – £120
  • Testing – £80
  • SEO – £220

Total – £1145 + £5 a month hosting

WordPress/Joomla Business Website

Startup costs

  • Domain name – £20 for 2 years
  • Hosting – £5 a month
  • Website Design – £300
  • Website Development – £600
  • Graphics Design – £120
  • Testing – £80
  • SEO – £220

Total – £1345 + £5 a month hosting

Basic WordPress/Joomla E-commerce Website

Startup costs

  • Domain name – £20 for 2 years
  • Hosting – £5 a month
  • Website Design – £300
  • Website Development – £800
  • Graphics Design – £120
  • Testing – £240
  • SEO – £220

Total – £1705 + £5 a month hosting

The Total average amounts are shown in the table below: (read on for a price vs quality breakdown)

Website Description Total Cost
Landing Page for an event £240
Basic Personal Website (5 pages) £505
Basic WordPress/Joomla Personal Website £880
Basic Business Website (up to 8 pages) £1145
WordPress/Joomla Business Website £1345
WordPress/Joomla E-commerce Website £1705

Price Vs Quality

The prices above are based on average website design costs. The tables below show the total cost based on the subjective quality of the finished product and of the developer or website development agency.

  • Prices are in UK pounds to convert to dollar or Ruble (at time of writing exchange rate is 1 GBP – 1.33 USD – 88.30 RUB)
  • Total Cost is the average/quality

Low Quality = Total Cost /0.5

Landing Page for an event £120
Basic Personal Website (5 pages) £250
Basic WordPress/Joomla Personal Website £440
Basic Business Website (up to 8 pages) £570
WordPress/Joomla Business Website £670
WordPress/Joomla E-commerce Website £850

 

Average Quality = Total Cost x 1

Landing Page for an event £240
Basic Personal Website (5 pages) £505
Basic WordPress/Joomla Personal Website £880
Basic Business Website (up to 8 pages) £1145
WordPress/Joomla Business Website £1345
WordPress/Joomla E-commerce Website £1705

 

High Quality = Total Cost * 3

Landing Page for an event £720
Basic Personal Website (5 pages) £1500
Basic WordPress/Joomla Personal Website £2640
Basic Business Website (up to 8 pages) £3435
WordPress/Joomla Business Website £4035
WordPress/Joomla E-commerce Website £5115

 

Bespoke/Corporate = Total Cost * 5

Landing Page for an event £1200
Basic Personal Website (5 pages) £2525
Basic WordPress/Joomla Personal Website £4400
Basic Business Website (up to 8 pages) £5725
WordPress/Joomla Business Website £6725
WordPress/Joomla E-commerce Website £8525

Now you know how much it costs to design and develop a website in the UK in 2016. All prices are estimates and are based on personal industry experience.

Robert Morel is a Systems Administrator for Block Asset Technologies, and  a full stack senior developer at Amarria.