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Construction Cost Estimates for Retail Store in National, US

The following analysis estimates the cost to build a retail store using US National Average costs from 2013 RSMeans cost data. Costs are derived from a building model that assumes basic components, using union labor for a 8000 square foot building.

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

NOTE: This cost estimate uses 2013 RSMeans data. A more accurate estimate using current RSMeans cost data is available on Construction Estimating Software

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Retail Store Construction Cost Assumptions
Location:  US National Average
Stories:  1
Story Height (L.F.):  14.00
Floor Area (S.F.):  8000
Basement Included:  No
Data Release:  Year 2013

Retail Store Square Foot Cost Assuming EIFS on Metal Studs / Steel Joists

Cost Estimate (Union Labor) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total   $90.69 $725,500
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $22.67 $181,400
Architectural Fees 8% $9.07 $72,600
Total Building Cost $122.43 $979,400
Cost Estimate (Open Shop) % of Total Cost Per SF Cost
Total   $83.44 $667,500
Contractor Fees (GC,Overhead,Profit) 25% $20.86 $166,900
Architectural Fees 8% $8.34 $66,800
Total Building Cost $112.64 $901,100

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