How Much Does It Cost To Install A Vinyl Fence?


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Vinyl Fence Costs

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Vinyl fence installation offers an alternative to chain-link fencing that sometimes looks inexpensive and unattractive, while also offering a product that is more durable and long-lasting than a wood fence. The price that you pay for vinyl fence installation depends entirely on how much fencing you need and where it will be installed.

Installing a perimeter fence is the most common job, but some people may only need a small area of fencing. There are also a number of accessories to consider, including any gates that you will need, solar lights, hanging boxes, and other components, that could impact your project cost.

Vinyl fence installation: by fence type, based on linear footage:

Item Unit Cost
Privacy fence $25-$35
Picket fence $12-$18
Rail fence $8-$10
Horse fence $12-$15
Shadowbox vinyl fence $35-$45


Vinyl fence installation: 200 linear feet of picket fence.

Item Unit Cost Quantity Line Cost
Fencing materials $12-$18 per linear foot 200 $2,400-$3,600
Labor Cost $3-$6 per linear foot 200 $600-$1,200
Total Cost $15-$24 per linear foot 200 $3,000-$4,800


Other considerations and costs

  • You may also choose from white, wood grain, or black fencing materials and each will have its own costs. The estimates here are based on standard white vinyl fencing materials.
  • Installation may incur additional charges if there is excessive digging or grading required. Be sure to check the site prep costs in your estimate so that you know what you’re paying for.
  • Gates and accessories will be added to your fencing footage for a total materials cost. Depending on how many components you need and what style you choose, this could add thousands to your project cost.
  • Pre-built panels are also available for a premium cost and can be installed by professionals as opposed to having them build a vinyl fence from scratch. This can significantly reduce labor costs, although materials might be slightly more expensive.
  • It may be easier or cheaper to hire someone to prep a difficult site before you hire a fence installer. A landscaper or general laborer that can remove excess rocks, grade the land, or clear obstacles may save you a lot of money and time.

DIY considerations

  • If you have experience with fencing or related outdoor projects, this may be something that you can do yourself to save the labor costs. Stores like the Home Depot have vinyl fencing kits and individual panels that you can purchase to create or build your own barrier.
  • Make sure that you install all posts with a concrete footer for secure, long-term fencing. If you aren’t experienced in working with concrete, you might be able to hire labor just to pour the post hole footings and do the rest yourself.


  • Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series year 2019.
  • Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor Web sites.
  • Literature review of DIY Web sites.
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Cost by city

(200 linear feet)
  • New York, NY$6,265
  • Bronx, NY$5,148
  • Brooklyn, NY$4,291
  • Philadelphia, PA$5,353
  • Washington, DC$4,645
  • Atlanta, GA$4,202
  • Miami, FL$3,822
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL$4,004
  • Minneapolis, MN$4,697
  • Chicago, IL$5,472
  • Houston, TX$5,644
  • San Antonio, TX$3,789
  • Austin, TX$4,290
  • Denver, CO$3,625
  • Phoenix, AZ$3,824
  • Las Vegas, NV$4,197
  • Los Angeles, CA$4,729
  • San Diego, CA$4,292
  • San Jose, CA$5,184
  • Seattle, WA$3,795

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