How Much Can A Website Cost In Year 2016



How Much Can A Website Cost In Year 2016


How much can a website cost me? This is the first or the most common question you will ask yourself when building a website.

But the right question you should be asking yourself is, what do I require in my website?

Websites come in many forms and with hundreds of different configurations to suit each individual needs, be it it's for your own personal blog or companies handling thousands of transactions every months online.

In this article, we will list down a few commonly used or known website configuration and their pricing. (This is only a guide, as different website design company will have their own variation of price list)

2016 Price guide

Number of pages 1 - 10 10 - 50 50 - 150
Price $1,000 - $2,000 $2,000 - $3,000 $3,000 - $6,500

The number of pages require depends on the size of your website, some may only required up to 5 pages with company main page, about us, some product introduction and a contact us page.

While other may require up to 150 pages to display its company profile and lots of services and products descriptions in their company.

Style of design Simple yet attractive Moderately stylized High end
Price $2,000 - $3,000 $3,000 - $5,000 $5,000 - $10,000

As we need to dress up to be presentable to others, a website too need to be designed in order to impressed upon online customer, price depends on the complexity of the design you would like your website to looks online.

Copywriting # of pages 5 - 10 10 - 25 25 - 50
Price $1,000 - $1,500 $1,500 - $3,750 $3,750 - $7,500

A style of content writing skills using keywords that are relevant to your company products or sevices, directly affect into Search Engine Optimization (SEO) of your website, recommend to use this service if you have the intention of doing SEO for your website.

SEO 30 keywords 80 keywords 150 keywords
Price $2,000 - $4,000 $4,000 - $6,000 $6,000 - $10,000

Another skills which can bring in potential targeted customers into your website. Its allow your website to be visible on major web browser when a customer search for a product or service online. SEO can be an expensive investment, but the result can be promising.

Responsive Design Yes
Price $3,000

More people are using mobile devices to visit websites, it is important to allow customer to view your website with ease and not using "pinch" or "drag" on their mobile device screen to see your website. A responsive website will give your customer a great user experience when they look at your website using mobile devices.

e-Commerce Basic Advanced Enterprise
Price $2,000 - $4,000 $4,000 - $10,000 $10,000 - $25,000

Use when you have a product or service to sell online with payment integration. This function will allow your customer to buy online products or services even if your are enjoying your overseas trip with your love ones. It is your sales person working 24 hours a day, 7 day a week, every year.

CMS Standard Advanced Enterprise
Price $2,000 - $4,000 $4,000 - $10,000 $10,000 - $25,000

A script added into your website to make it dynamic which, allows you to do editing of your website content without messing with the source code of the website.

This function is especially needed if there is always an immediate update of your website content. And if you do not wish to pay a website company to do it as some company may required a lead time of up to 48 hours to do the update for you.

However, you may need to do an initial investment.


Customer account dashboards $2,000 – $5,000
Integration with clients back-office systems $1,000 – $10,000
Membership $2,500 – $5,000
Multi-language features $2,000
Private, secure client areas $2,000 – $5,000
Data migration $2,000 – $5,000
Additional optimization for social media $1,000 – $3,000
Marketing services

$4,000 – $20,000

Other Component

Domain name $10 - $45 per year

A unique name for your website that appear in the URL which, brings your customers to look at your website content online. A recurring yearly payment and the price range will depend on the popularity of the domain name you choose.

It is important to choose your domain name carefully as it directly reflect the identity of your company.

Hosting $75 - $200 per year

Your website content will be uploaded into this server and allows users across the world to access it worldwide. The main concern when looking for a reliable hosting company is the uptime of the server, its redundancy, total space available to upload your content and their customer service.

Website maintenance $500 - $2000 per year

A continuous effort from the web design company to maintain your website when it go "live" online. It is essential to maintain your website as to keep the source code updated and comply to the always changing guidelines from major web browser. A well maintained website will prevent your website from being hacked.


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