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What Will Be The Website Development Cost In 2022?

Mihir Mistry,

Each of our blogs on the website mentions the cost of mobile/web application development for a particular app segment. However, we have missed breaking down the cost of website development in detail. And so we have come here to answer the most demanding question from you, “how much does it cost to build a website in 2022.” 

Website development cost depends entirely on your preferences, personal budget, and website goals. After having considerable experience in this field of website development, we can estimate how much you should invest in each segment of website development—knowing about what is expected to pay for, which activity can save you from committing mistakes. 

If you wish to have an advanced website with all the functionalities and full customization, the upfront website creation cost can be high ($40K to $80K). But, a regular website with minimal customization or using the ready-made template directly can be built for under $20K also. 

Nevertheless, if you hire web app developers, you will have to pay for their hourly costs. The hourly rate again varies depending on the location of the web app developer. I will now dig into the details of website creation costs.

Website Development Cost In 2022 According To Pages And Business Types

The two primary factors influencing the cost of building a website in 2022 are the size and complexity of the business

However, depending on the business purpose and the size (required number of web pages), websites development cost can be divided into the following types:

  • Business websitewith transactional and informational functionality

Such websites are usually dynamic in nature. Hence, the cost to build a website can come about anywhere between $1,000 to up to $50,000. Not to mention, the size of business— small, mid-size business, or enterprise-level— together with website pages and functionality matter the most. 

  • Informational websites(Business or otherwise)– Websites designed for spreading information are usually static and don’t require much functionality.

Therefore, they also cost less compared to dynamic sites. So, you can expect to develop an informational website by spending less than $10000.

  • Blogs (Personal or Business) – Blogging websites are also for information purposes. However, they are dynamic in nature. More often than not, Blogs are powered by a CMS such as WordPress.

Thanks to these pre-developed and mostly free-to-use content management systems (CMS), blogs are quicker and more affordable to build. 

  • eCommerce Website – Developing a complete, feature-rich online shopping site from scratch is a complex and time-consuming task.

That’s why such web application development costs depend on many factors, including functionalities you want to add (payment gateways and categories, etc.), theme & design, testing, maintenance, and more.

Apparently, such websites cost between $1000 to $250000 or more.

Factors affecting the cost to build a website in 2022

As I said, the website development cost is receptive to change by a number of things. In the same line, the following tools required for website development also affect the cost down the line.

  • Domain name: You will need to register your website by picking up a domain name. (eg. You can use it for a year but would have to renew it before it expires. 
  • Website builder: A stunning website development needs a website builder tool. Website builder tools such as WordPress or Weebly assist in the easy integration of tags and plugins. 
  • Web hosting service: The website hosting service is the core of the website as it stores the content and the files of the website. There are many website hosting services available, and the choice is upon you which one you wish to select. 

Moving further, the breakdown cost of various activities involved in a website app development will give you an average cost to build a website. 

ui/ux design

UI/UX Design 

UI/UX designing is the heart of website development. If anything goes wrong at this stage, the website visuals go wrong. The criticality of the stage confirms that the price of UI/UX designing will also be higher.

UI/UX designing requires you to go through the following steps of website development,

  1. Research;
  2. Wireframing;
  3. Prototyping. 

A website development company with whom you partner will help you research your niche market and help in studying your target audience as well as competitors. The next step that they will ensure is the proper placement of features and functions. This is confirmed by developing a wireframe. Once this wireframe is finalized, the partner develops a prototype that depicts almost the final version of the website.

All these UI/UX design activities are performed at the cost of $500 to $1500 depending on how many pages and complexity the website involves.

Read more about our UI/UX designing process in the blog.  

Front-end development

Your front-end of the website is the face of the website. It has to be interactive in design and responsive. To ensure that you have an attractive front-end development, you need to implement the prototype into coding. 

Front-end development is done using technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Bootstrap, Angular, and React.

Hiring a professional front-end developer comes at the cost of $1500 to $5000. However, this further depends on the hourly cost of the development company, the total amount of work to be done, and also the complexity of the website.

Back-end development

The website development is backed by the backend technologies such as Node.js, Express.js, Nest.js, and .NET. 

The interaction that happens at the front-end is processed by the backend and the response is given accordingly. The back-end is responsible for processing the errors and throws error messages on the screen. Backend is fundamental to the website’s functioning, and the cost of backend development is costly, around $3000 to $8000. But this again depends on third-party services to integrate into the application, the complexity of the website resolving at the backend, etc. 

Admin panel development

The admin panel manages the entire website. It is often referred to as a Content Management System and is designed in a way that shows all the reports and analytics of the website. 

You can use ready-made solutions such as Shopify or Drupal to manage the admin panel. However, you have to be extra cautious while selecting the CMS systems for your website; all of the solutions are designed in a way to enhance and maintain security; however, it needs to protect the website against any malicious activity. 

Admin panel development costs between $2000 to $5000

website maintenance

Website maintenance

Many times this is an overlooked section of website development. But, you have to invest and spare some costs for website maintenance also. Website maintenance will hardly cost $500 to $1000 to $10,000 a year, depending on the application’s complexities and features. 

I hope the breakdown of cost satisfies your query, “ how much does it cost to build a website in 2022?”. I will be putting it in a tabular form for your easy reference here. 

Website development stageCost
Website domain$10-$50
Website hosting$40-$500
SSL certificate $0-$200
UI/UX design$500 to $1500
Front-end development$1500 to $5000
Back-end development$3000 to $8000
CMS system$2000 to $5000
Additional cost depending on the business type
eCommerce functionality$50-$20,000
Website contentDo it inhouse or at $200-$3000
Applications and third-party integrations$10-$120
SEO and marketing$10-$100

Wait.. wait… The above table concludes the cost of website development, but there are certain things that you need to consider before taking the big step of website development. 

A few tips to know before making investments in business website development costs.

Start small :

Do not be in a hurry to invest all your money upfront at once. Take your time to figure out each activity and the money required to be invested in it. Figure out if you have enough money for the project or should you start with small investments. 

Ask yourself, “What’s your realistic budget?” 

Website development should always be approached with a realistic view. You should not start building castles in the air, take your time to figure out what is your expected budget, also, what you can afford, next, what are the tech skills required, the availability of the same, and the project completion time you can afford. 

What customization & features do you need on your website? Can you afford them?  

As mentioned above, customization of a website is costly, which means if you want a unique website or a custom WordPress theme, you should be ready to spend a high amount of money. 

Similarly, list out all the features that you need on your website. The list will give you an estimate of the website development costs for features.

Here comes an end to our blog on website development costs. I hope that we have justified the topic. If you are looking for anything else, please feel free to contact us on our page. Our team will comprehensively explain everything in detail. Thanks in advance.

Mihir Mistry

Mihir Mistry is a highly experienced CTO at Kody Technolab, with over 16 years of expertise in software architecture and modern technologies such as Big Data, AI, and ML. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge with others to help them benefit.

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