Friday, October 14, 2011 at 11:18 am.

How much does it cost to make an Apple Store?

Apple StoreIn a new analysis, Asymco’s Horace Dediu calculates that Apple spends around $10 million on average to create each of its retail stores.

ifoAppleStore, an excellent resource on all things Apple Store-related, has a little more detail, but doesn’t show its steps:

  • Build-out, mall store – ~$450,000 (plus materials, total $1.3 million); ordinary high-profile $8-10 million; extraordinary high-profile $20-$40 million
  • Cost of wood furniture – $315,000 per mall store

How is Apple able to spend that much per store? Because its unique integration of hardware, software, service, support and commerce make it easier to recoup.

Also: The most amazing thing about Apple is how fast it’s still growing