The cost of website design in Singapore

In 2020, simple website design and development in Singapore can range between $3,000 to $8,000. A medium-size website cost between $8,000 to $15,000. A bigger and more complicated website can cost between $15,000 to $100,000 or more.

The answer varies based on many different factors and boiled down to complexity, requirements and functionality. It will also depend on your expectation and where you get it from. Here are some essential points that usually come into the mix:

  • Type of website
  • Website Features
  • Customization

Web design cost varies by the size and type of the website you require. If you are a small business starting out and all you need is a 3-page website with some text and image, you can DIY with one of the website builders like WIX or SquareSpace. You can get a website up and running fairly cheap and quickly. This DIY website usually works until you grow to the point where you need certain features or you wish to be more visible in the search engine.

The next level is hiring a web designer or web design agency to design a website that can measure up to one that is professionally designed. Cost of web designer and agencies varies based on their experience, skill and sizes. Here is a cost comparison for a basic 5-page website:

  • Freelancer Web Designer: $1,500 to $3,000
  • Small Web Design agency: $3,000 to $8,000
  • Large Web Design agency: $8,000 and $12,000

As you would expect, the most costly option is to hire a web design agency. The difference between an agency and freelance web designers is the amount of thinking and strategy that goes into building your website. Web agency generally has a broader and deeper skillset. A smaller web design agency provides personalised service similar to the freelancer but will most probably establish long-term working relationships.

Large web agencies have more in-house resources in various fields of design, development, copywriting, SEO and marketing tools. However, they also have large overhead which will ultimately be pass to you. For a small to medium size website, the cost to engage a large agency will be an overkill. Unless you are developing an enterprise-level website or web application, it’s more cost-effective to stick with the smaller guys.

Conclusion

The cost of a website depends on many variables. It depends on the features, size, complexity, requirements, functionality, the experience of the web designer or web agencies. Finally, it boils down to your budget and who you are comfortable to be working with and your expectation of the final product.

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