As of 2015, the cost of a simple will is between $300 to $600 when drafted by an attorney. Do-it-yourself will kits average between $30 to $60.
Simple wills generally apply to situations where the testator does not divide his possessions among many beneficiaries. The size of the estate is usually not significantly important. Will kits provide an inexpensive option for simple estate planning and are readily available at legal supply stores and on the Internet.
Using an attorney to draft a simple will is a more expensive proposition; however, even with simple estates, it may be prudent to meet with an attorney to ensure that a simple will is appropriate for a given situation.