how much does it cost to Design a website

I have read a lot of articles on how much does it cost to Design a website in the UK 2016 and price guides to create a website in the UK. 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

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 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

Here is a quick calculation to help you toggle price vs quality:

  • Prices are in UK pounds
  • 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

 

This has been a cold hard look at how much to costs to design and develop a website in the UK. All prices are estimates and are based on personal industry experience.

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