Cost to Install a Patio – 2023 Average Prices and Cost Calculator

Patios offer a great outdoor living space and add comfort and value to your home. A patio can improve your home's exterior and landscaping and are generally maintenance-free.

We'll cover several popular patio options and the average prices of each in detail below.

New Patio Cost Calculator

Enter the size of your project and select the material and services you're interested in to estimate the cost of the project using 2023 price data. Continue reading below to learn more about what to expect for a new patio project.

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$850 - $3,000
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$6 - $20

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How Much Does a New Patio Cost?

The price of a patio generally includes material, labor, and equipment costs. A new patio usually costs $850 to $3,000.

Estimating the cost of installing a patio starts with choosing the location and size, which is the biggest cost factor. In addition to the size of the space, the materials used will significantly influence the price.

new concrete paver patio

There are several options for materials to build your patio with. Concrete, pavers, bricks, flagstones, or gravel are the most common types of materials and costs can vary greatly for the different types.

Average Patio Installation Costs

Patio Type Avg Price per Ft2 8′ x 8′ 12′ x 12′ 16′ x 16′
Gravel $6 per ft2 $384 $864 $1584
Concrete $12 per ft2 $768 $1728 $3072
Paver $15 per ft2 $960 $2160 $3840
Brick $17 per ft2 $1088 $2448 $4352
Flagstone $20 per ft2 $1280 $2880 $5120

The prices above are average patio installation costs for each type of material, note that the price to install your patio could vary from this price based on project specifics.

Gravel Patio Installation Cost

Gravel is often the most cost-effective choice for a patio at an average of $5 – $7 per square foot to install. Gravel can often be laid with minimal prep work, but because it is not a solid surface it is more suitable for low-traffic areas.

Gravel is an appealing option due to its low cost, ease of installation, design flexibility, and because it naturally drains water without needing a pitch.[1] Use our gravel calculator to find out how much gravel you need for your area.

Gravel is the most cost effective patio material, but also the least durable and least suitable for placing furniture on

Concrete Patio Installation Cost

A concrete patio typically costs between $6 – $16 per square foot. A patio can be made using concrete with anywhere from a brushed finish to a decorative colored, stamped concrete.

Concrete can be stamped and colored to look like natural stone for a beautiful and durable finish.[2] The complexity of the finish is a significant factor in the cost of a concrete slab.

Learn more about how much it costs to install a concrete patio. Use our concrete calculator to estimate the amount of material needed to install a concrete patio.

Concrete is a cost effective material for your patio and can be colored and stamped to look like natural stone

Paver Patio Installation Cost

A paver patio usually runs $8 – $20 per square foot to install. Natural stone pavers and concrete pavers can be used in a variety of patterns and designs for a patio.

The cost to install pavers varies based on the cost of the pavers themselves and the complexity of the design. Typically the more cuts an installer needs to make the more expensive the labor to install.[3]

Try our paver calculator to estimate the number of pavers needed and the material cost. Learn how to install a paver patio yourself if you want to save some money on labor costs.

Pavers are a beautiful patio material and are about mid-range in cost compared to other patio materials

Brick Patio Installation Cost

A brick patio runs $10 – $50 per square foot to install on average. Bricks are available in anything from historic reclaimed brick to modern concrete brick replicas, which is a main factor in the cost.

Bricks can be laid like a paver patio, or can be permanently installed with mortar-filled joints just like a wall. Bricks are very stylish and extremely durable.

Brick’s can chip and can also have a bit of a slicker surface so bear that in mind when considering using brick. Use our brick calculator to estimate the number of bricks you’ll need.

A brick patio is extremely beautiful and can be constructed from historic reclaimed brick or modern concrete bricks.

Flagstone Patio Installation Cost

Flagstone patios cost $15 – $30 per square foot on average. Flagstones are large irregular shaped stones with a flat surface.

Their irregular shape adds to their natural beauty, but makes them more challenging to install. Flagstones also typically require a concrete base and sealer which adds to the installation cost.

Flagstones are a great patio material, but are often the most expensive choice as they are the most difficult to install

Other Patio Cost Factors

In addition to the patio size and material, the main determining factor of the cost is the complexity of the design. Patios with a lot of curves will require more prep work and cuts, which increase the amount of material waste and the labor to install.

Challenges in excavation due to obstacles or to improve drainage, for example, can also increase the cost of installation. Finally, regional labor cost variations can affect how much it will cost to install a patio.

Next Step – After you’ve set a budget for your patio or driveway project it’s time to start choosing the right style. Learn more about how to choose the right style and colors for your paver project as you continue the planning and design process.

All pricing information on this page is based on average industry costs, and is subject to variance for project-specific materials, labor rates, and requirements.


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  2. Sean McEvoy, Concrete Patios, HGTV,
  3. Chase Coates, How Much Does It Cost to Install Paver Stones? 5 Key Considerations, Outback Landscape,