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Toilet Installation Cost

$1,200Typical Cost
Homeowners in the US usually spend between $450 and $1,550 on installing a toilet.
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Typical Cost$1,200
Typical Range$450–$1,550
Low End$300
High End$4,350

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Cost to Install a Toilet

How much does it cost to install a toilet?

It costs an average of $1,200 to install a new toilet, including materials and labor. While the cost of toilet replacement or installation can range from about $450 to $1,550, more intensive and custom projects can cost up to $4,350. The total cost of your project will depend on the type of toilet you buy, labor costs in your area and whether you need any piping installed or replaced.

Table of Contents:
  • How much does it cost to install a toilet?
  • How much do different types of toilets cost?
  • How much do different flushing systems cost?
  • How much does labor cost to install a new toilet?

Having a dependable, water-efficient toilet in your home can make your bathroom feel so much more luxurious. It’s a pain to deal with a toilet that just doesn’t do its job well, and if it’s an older model, it likely uses excess water with every flush. While perhaps not the most glamorous of updates, installing a new toilet can actually be a significant home improvement project. When it’s time to start your project, it’s a good idea to contact a professional. A licensed plumber will be able to install your toilet safely and securely so that you don’t run into problems down the road.

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How much do different types of toilets cost?

Toilets typically range in cost from about $300 to $1,300, but the price can vary widely depending on the features included and the brand name. Toilets come in one-piece and two-piece styles, as well as with round or elongated toilet bowls. If you want to get fancy and invest in automated features, such as self-cleaning bowls and personal hygiene attachments, you will pay a premium. All of these different types come at different price points, so you’ll have to weigh your budget with what works best in your bathroom.

One-Piece vs. Two-Piece Toilets

Traditional two-piece toilets have a separate tank and bowl, which are then fused together. One-piece toilets are molded as a single shape from the beginning, which gives them a cleaner look. Typically, one-piece toilets are more expensive than two-piece models and usually have a more modern shape. One-piece toilets can be easier to clean, as they have a more streamlined body. Still, some people may prefer the traditional look and height of a two-piece toilet — as well as the lower price point.

Round vs. Elongated Toilets

You’ll also have a choice between a round or elongated toilet seat. Round toilets are usually smaller and less expensive than elongated toilets. They have a more traditional look and may be easier for children to use because of their smaller size. Elongated toilets often take up more space than round models and are usually taller as well. They have a more modern look and may be easier for elderly people to use because of their height.

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How much do different flushing systems cost?

One of the most important things to consider when choosing a new toilet is how efficient it is. Toilets that use less water when flushing can save on utility costs down the road, so they may be worth any added cost upfront. They’re also a lot better for the environment. Any toilet labeled WaterSense meets strict standards set by the EPA to qualify as an efficient, environmentally friendly product. Dual-flush systems give you the option of using more or less water when you flush, based on what’s needed. A standard toilet typically has a gravity flush system, which simply uses the weight and force of water to flush matter down the toilet. These are the easiest and least expensive to repair, because they’re fairly simply in design. Pressure-assisted systems are usually more expensive, and they work by sending pressurized air into the toilet to make for a more forceful flush. These toilets can help reduce clogs, but they are usually more costly to repair when they do run into problems.

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How much does labor cost to install a new toilet?

A basic toilet replacement will usually cost about $140 in labor. This assumes you are simply swapping out an old toilet for a new one in the same location. If the job is a bit more complicated, like a complete remodeling of your bathroom or building a new home, you’ll likely need to do a new rough-in including the piping to hook up your toilet to the plumbing system, which can bring the price of installation up to an average of $680. If any other components need repair or replacing, this will add to the cost. Your contractor should inspect the flange, which connects the toilet to the drainpipe. He or she should also inspect the wax ring seal, the caulking around the toilet and the flush valve. If any of these parts are not working or there appears to be water damage or leaks, these issues may increase the cost of your project. Finally, if you want your contractor to remove and dispose of your old toilet for you, this could cost about $100, but is typically included in overall replacement costs. It’s always wise to discuss rates with your contractor ahead of time, so you can be prepared if any extra repairs are needed.

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Note: Costs are estimated at the U.S. national level. Variations depend on factors such as the quality of materials, type of products installed and labor costs. The typical range is assumed to be between the 20th and 80th percentiles. The high-end and low-end costs are the maximum and minimum, respectively. Costs assume that the homeowner manages the project and hires subcontractors as needed. They include a subcontractor markup of 10% for materials and labor. Costs can be higher if a general contractor is managing the project. All numbers are rounded.

Source: 2019 Houzz Remodel Costs Database