Pricing for Website Development and Web Design

How much does a website cost?

A website is a very stretchy piece of string.

I've built websites for as little as R2000 ($135), or for as much as R80k ($5.5k).

How is pricing determined?

How much your website will cost will very much depend on what features you want, which will be determined after a thorough needs analysis.

The cost will be determined at the start, and an estimated range will be provided. As we get closer to a final spec, then we will agree on a fixed amount.

A 50% deposit is paid at the start, and upon completion.

Extra features beyond the initial specification are pre-estimated on request, and quoted separately. I estimate how long it will take me, and my hourly rate is R600 ($40) / hour.

How much for a basic website?

Pricing for basic, template-based websites range from R4k ($270) to R12k ($810).

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How much for an e-commerce / WooCommerce website (online shop)?

E-commerce / WooCommerce websites are usually a bit more, considering that there are often a very wide range of options to configure.

An out-of-the-box e-commerce website - ie. a website with a basic online shop - can start at R6k ($405). The upper range will be estimated or determined after a needs analysis.

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What is the cost of a pixel-perfect website?

Pixel-perfection means creating a website that exactly matches a designer's mockup.

Often this requires going very deeply into the details, so it can significantly add to the time and cost of building a website.

Pixel-perfect sites range between R15k ($1k) to R80k ($5.5k).

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Can you give me a general idea of what a website will cost?

Yes, please feel free to ask me what any of the websites in my portfolio cost to build, and I'll give you a breakdown of what was involved, and how much it cost.

What does it cost to do a small change on my existing website?

My hourly rate is R600 ($40) / hour. I will attempt to pre-estimate the cost of the change, and quote accordingly.

What is the current state of website pricing in Cape Town, South Africa versus the USA, UK, and other countries?

Currently web designers and developers charge about half of their USA or British counterparts. This is perfectly fine with us, given that our purchasing power at that rate is generally equivalent to people in the US or UK.

This makes outsourcing web design and development to South Africa a very attractive option. South Africans are known for their good work ethic. Most web designers and developers in South Africa speak English as a first language, so there are no communication barriers when outsourcing from the US or UK.

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