How Much Does a Website Design Cost in Kenya

Like a business, websites are also not same. They are all created for different purposes, technology; therefore they vary in greatly in cost by the level of designing, functionality, complexity in development. Some companies offer for an hourly work price, overall costs include hour and overhead.

A website needs to have a clear, crisp, easy to navigate design, with superb usability and functionality. You need to be updating your website, whether you have a small business, large organization or a corporate brand.

It is essential to build responsive websites, so that they look great on every size screen and devices, by using CMS or Content Management System. Google is now so strict with its ethics, it punishes rankings for non-mobile – friendly sites, a business can no longer afford a website which is not responsive.

A website cost can vary depending on your individual needs of business, here are some idea about the costs, which may be helpful to you:

What Does a Website Cost?

Domain Name – It is minimum Ksh 999 for new domains, some old domains are also available which may cost in the millions, you probably may use new one.

Hosting – There are commonly three types of hosting like dedicated, shared, free, it depends on your choice, generally its cost Ksh 999 – Ksh 9999 per year. It can add additional amount if you like a static IP address or any special features. Some companies also charge as low as Ksh 200/month for web hosting. The per month option is mostly for people trying out things with their websites.

Custom Design/Information Architecture – This includes the visual design, UX design, imagery collection, and sitemap and page structure generation, it may vary.

Shopping Cart Integration & Programming – It depends on what functionality you want in your website, shopping cart, paid plugins, and custom feature development can cost extra.

Website Content Creation – Ksh 500 – Ksh 1,000 per page or hourly, you can write your website’s content yourself, or you can hire a content writing firms which generally costs Ksh 5,000 – Ksh 10,000 or you can outsource it which generally charge at Ksh 1,000 – Ksh 2,000 her hour.

Testing & Training – While most websites are built on CMS  there may be some training needed to operate your website’s functionalities as well as ensuring the proper working of a website. It’s costing depends on the website size. Minimum will be Ksh 5,000.

Website Managed Services – It can cost at least Ksh 20,000. It can include blog writing, post-launch testing, and content maintenance. It may also include marketing and advertising services such as AdWords, Pay per Click Marketing, Social Media Advertising etc.


It is for small and individual business. It may cost for Free or Ksh 499 per month or fixed price such as Ksh 9999. There are amazing tools are available on online like, and many others. You can develop your website by yourself if you have a little bit knowledge of designing and programming. You will not be charged for it. But coding and design are can be complex if you don’t understand it.

A basic design, website works as an online brochure, it does not establish necessary presence to answer your online question, it may or may not have a two way conversation with your audience. It has transacted business directly through your website, or enable you to manipulate and update the pages and content, without hiring a web programmer/ designer to do it for you. A basic website will serve like a brand and market your company. The design of your website is like a template at a low cost.


Advanced websites are for medium sized businesses it cost between Ksh 20,000 – Ksh 50,000 or more.

It covers the total money needed in a project throughout the project itself like phone calls, testing, and training. Depending on the artistic design as well as CMS, these websites are created with both functionality and design in mind, as you will receive the custom design you will have the ability to manage your updates like images, blogs, content, or your website pages. The CMS will give you endless possibilities.

These websites are developed with the idea of a number of significant changes, updating, and manipulation. Instead of being charged hourly rates to make such changes. A CMS enables you to do a majority of changes without having  prior knowledge of designing and coding. It includes a 2 – way communication, you can write a Blog where your audience can ask for queries and you can answer them or the audience can generally communicate with each other.

These websites are coded with CSS and XHTML coded to allow your site look the same as nearly on every computer and will also appear on search engines due to Search Engine Optimization for higher natural ranking.


When someone needs a specific website which performs very unique functions, it falls under this category. The costing part entirely varies depending with the requirements.

If you are looking for a website which is incorporates  all the functionalities and designing like blogs, social networking, or any other high technical web application that will interact with your audience. It means that your website needs the expertise and attention of an experienced web developer (s) and a website designer (s). This kind of website requires planning, research, analysis, consultancy, database design, implementation, software development, integration and testing.

Here are some reasons why this category is expensive;– time deadline, frequent meetings, more people and approvals are involved, more exact content specification, security concerns, more pages of content to port, government or other requirements.

E-Commerce Website

E – Commerce website is a  website whose purpose is to sell multiple products. It includes the ability to add products, and make transactions online that means accepting the payments for the product, and facilitate shipping, correspondence purchase etc.

The pricing also varies depending on the number of payment gateways you want to be integrated.

If you are starting to add products, shipping, transactional email, etc. It’s going to be complex. Generally, an e commerce website needs – Server Setup SSL selection, purchase Merchant Account Setup Payment Processor Setup Shipping Setup – Including coordination/setup of accounts Transactional Email.

So the price of designing an e-commerce site may range between Ksh 30,000 – Ksh 100,000

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