Simple sites for individuals and non-profit organizations start at $250.
Sites for businesses and for-profit organizations start at $500.
Most website design companies typically charge at least $1000 to get started. The big ones can charge $20,000 or more.
Nor do I charge very much to keep your site going
Most website design companies require that you pay for a site maintenance contract. You pay them a certain amount even if your site needs no maintenance. I don't require any sort of maintenance contract. Simple maintenance tasks that I can do quickly are free.
My maintenance charges are based entirely on the time required and the complexity of the work. I'll give you a free estimate before I begin. If you would like to do some of your own content editing, I can set up password-protected pages or parts of pages that you can modify whenever you wish and as often as you wish completely free.