Although the cost of a home inspection depends on various factors, a cost of $300 to $500 is normal for a residence, suggests the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. In addition, Angie's List reported a nationwide average inspection cost of $473. The house's size, location and age, as well as the inspector's quality level, can all affect the cost.
As of 2015, the average home inspection cost was $1,025 in New York City and $452 in Austin, Texas, according to Angie's List. This data showed the large difference location can make. If the home owner has special requests for the inspection, the cost can also rise due to the need for a specialized inspector.