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    Website Development Cost in 2021

    It’s always a tricky task to calculate how much does it cost to build a website for your business. There are a lot of aspects that impact the final price, like the number of pages, design choices, features, tech stack, and so on.

    Things may be blurry, but it doesn’t mean that the average website development price can’t be approximately estimated. In this article, we’ll breakdown all website development cost influence factors. Without further ado, let’s get started.

    Average Price to Create a Website

    Let’s start with simple things. Website development price tag can start from $8,750 and go up to $37,000 and beyond. But keep in mind that these prices are based on the average Ukrainian hourly rate equal to $50. Now, let’s consider each stage of website development and how they impact the overall cost.

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    UI/UX Design

    Your website can’t make it to success without an eye-pleasing design. Many users are visuals and crave for good looking website designs that capture attention and call to action. In a nutshell, UI/UX design is a vital stage for website development. And this stage consists of three parts:

    • Researching
    • Wireframes creation
    • Prototyping

    These essential parts provide top-notch efficiency of all UI/UX design stage. So, how much will this stage cost you? The average website design cost can vary from $750 to $4,000 depending on requirements, the number of pages, animations complexity, and so on.

    Front-End Development

    The front-end part is everything you can interact with on the website: input fields, buttons, animations, and much more. Usually, this stage is initiated when UI/UX design is done. Simply put, everything you can see on prototypes turning into a working product with the use of front-end tools like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and more. But what about price? There are two main influencers that impact the final numbers:

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    • Responsiveness and adaptiveness of the desired website
    • Animations complexity

    Front-end development cost can range from $1,000 to $12,000 and beyond.

    Back-End Development

    The back-end is the heart of every website that makes them functional and useful. Without it, nothing will happen if you push the button, click on the ad banner, and so on. In other words, it became a beautiful but empty shell that can’t do a thing. As a result, the back-end part can cost a lot. And the price is also impacted by several aspects:

    • Integration with third-party services
    • Unusual data processing
    • Complex queries
    • And more

    Back-end part development cost can vary from $4,000 to $12,000.

    Admin Panel Development

    Admin panel is a must-have part for every website since it allows to create, manage and edit website content. Let’s imagine that you need to change a paragraph name in the article on the website. Without an admin panel, you need to ask developers to change it, but with the admin panel, you can change it in a few clicks by yourself.

    If you want to implement a custom admin panel to your website, the development will cost from $3,000 to $9,000 and beyond.

    Final Cost of All Stages

    Let’s sum up the cost of each stage to get an approximate cost of website development based on $50/h in Ukraine:

    • UI/UX design –  Min price ($750) Max price ($4,000)
    • Front end – Min price ($1,000) Max price ($12,500)
    • Back end – Min price ($4,000) Max price ($12,500)
    • Admin panel – Min price ($3,000) Max price ($9,000)
    • Total –  Min price ($8,500) Max price ($38,000)

    Keep in mind that these prices are approximate. The final cost also depends on the tech hub where your developers are located since in different regions hourly rates may vary.

    Additional Website Expenses

    Don’t think that when you receive your website, the expenses will stop immediately. You still have things that require additional funds and vital for your website. Let’s discuss them in detail, mentioning their approximate prices. This information will give you a complete picture of the overall website cost.

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    Domain Name

    Each website on the Internet has a unique address called a domain name. You can see these addresses in the address bar of your browser. You can get your own domain name using reliable dedicated service providers like:

    • GoDaddy
    • Bluehost
    • Interserver
    • Hostinger  

    The price for a domain name can start from $5 to $15 per year.


    Simply put, hosting allows your website to stay online 24/7/365. Besides that, hosting providers can impact the loading speed of the website, so choose wisely. On our behalf, we can advise you several time-tested hosting providers: 

    • Hostgator
    • Inmotion
    • Ionos
    • GoDaddy

    Hosting services can cost from $75 up to $200 per year.


    A website is a working mechanism that has to be maintained to work without a hitch. Maintenance services can include tests to make sure everything works as intended and users won’t face any unexpected bugs. The average price for website maintenance can vary from $500 to $12,000 per year.

    Website Marketing Expenses

    If no one knows your website, all your expenses will go to waste. To avoid this, it’s vital to include marketing expenses on your list. We’ll go over important aspects of website marketing and reveal the average price of each one.

    Pay-Per-Click Advertising (PPC)

    PPC is one of the most common strategies that help tell the world of the Internet about your product or services and convert visitors into buyers. There is a top-notch PPC tool made by Google called Google AdWords. This tool is full of important and, at the same time, flexible features that help drive successful PPC advertising. Google AdWords is a powerful tool that suits both PPC veterans and entrepreneurs who want to launch PPC advertising by themselves.

    But keep in mind that PPC has a significant advantage that can hit your pocket. The price depends on the industry and how demanded your keywords are. So it’s really hard to calculate even the approximate price of PPC advertising. Some companies can spend hundreds of thousands of dollars paying up to $50 per one click.  

    Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

    The main purpose of Search Engine Optimization is to rank up your website in search engines like Google and others. Thanks to the SEO, users can find your websites using related keywords like “rent a car,” “buy a shirt,” “cheap hostels’ and much more. The quality of SEO can be measured with SERP ranking (Search Engine Result Pages).

    The average cost of Search Engine Optimization can vary from $300 to $1,500 per month, depending on the amount of work that needs to be done. 

    Social Media Marketing (SMM)

    SMM is intended to make your brand visible on social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more. This marketing type suits both small companies and giant enterprises and can cost around $400$20,000.


    Every website needs high-quality content, and the more pages your website has, the more content you will need. Copywriting is a perfect way to fill your website with top-tier keywords-optimized and relevant to your business content that drives traffic and gain new leads. The average price for an article can range from $50 to $500.

    Summing Things Up

    As you can see, website development requires serious funds to nail it. So, how much exactly the brand new website will cost you? The exact number can only be estimated with Business Analyst and only after all requirements are clear. Simply put, you should conduct several meetings with a web development company to find out the final price.

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    Vitaly Kuprenko
    Vitaly Kuprenko
    Vitaly Kuprenko is a writer for Cleveroad. It’s a mobile and web development company with headquarters in Ukraine. He enjoys writing about technology and digital marketing.


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