Construction Cost Estimates for a Convenience Store in National, US

The following analysis estimates the cost to build a convenience store using US National Average costs from 2019 RSMeans cost data. If you would like to localize costs to your specific zip code, RSMeans Data Online allows you to easily localize the cost of your entire estimate to zip codes across the United States and Canada. Costs are derived from a building model that assumes basic components, using union and open shop labor for a 4,000 square foot building.

Scope differences and market conditions can cause costs to vary significantly. To see an estimate of the costs to build a convenience store in a specific city or metropolitan area, go to our index of convenience store models by state.

NOTE: This cost estimate uses 2019 RSMeans data. A more accurate estimate using current RSMeans cost data is available in RSMeans Data Online.

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Store, Convenience Construction Cost Assumptions
Location:  US National Average
Story Count:  1
Story Height (L.F.):  12
Floor Area (S.F.):  4,000
Basement Included:  No
Data Release:  Year 2019
Store, Convenience with Face Brick / Wood Frame
Cost Estimate (Standard Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
SubTotal 100% $100.83 $403,311.14
Contractor Fees (General Conditions,Overhead,Profit) 25% $25.21 $100,827.79
Architectural Fees 7% $8.82 $35,289.72
Total Building Cost $134.86 $539,428.65
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
SubTotal 100% $89.94 $359,772.07
Contractor Fees (General Conditions,Overhead,Profit) 25% $22.49 $89,943.02
Architectural Fees 7% $7.87 $31,480.06
Total Building Cost $120.30 $481,195.14
Other Square Foot Model Building Type Options:

Store, Convenience with Metal Sandwich Panel / Rigid Steel

Store, Convenience with Precast Concrete / Rigid Steel

Store, Convenience with Stucco & Concrete Block / Bearing Walls

Store, Convenience with Stucco & Concrete Block / Rigid Steel

Store, Convenience with Wood Clapboard / Wood Frame