The cost to build a website in New Zealand (NZ) can vary considerably based on your website requirements and who you hire. If you search hard enough, you can find people willing to build a basic site for less than $500. However, most full time professional web designers will charge between at least $1,000 - $10,000. Complex transactional websites will be much more expensive - possibly even in tens of thousands. Generally, you will get most value from working with an experienced self-employed website designer. Web design and digital agencies tend to charge more due to their overheads. Agencies also do tend to include other web and design related services which can add to the cost of the overall site delivery (things like branding, search engine optimisation, pay per click management and social media channels).