How Much Does It Cost to Replace Electrical Outlets Throughout Your Home?

Alison Kasch
Written by Alison Kasch
Reviewed by Salvatore Cutrona
Updated January 11, 2022
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Replacing all the electrical outlets in your home typically costs anywhere between $900 and $3,000

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The average homeowner spends around $2,000 to swap out all the outlets in their home. If the outlets in your home aren’t what you need, you’re not powerless—a local electrician can give you an upgrade. For homes that deviate from the national average of 75 outlets, your final cost will vary. We plug the numbers in for you here.

“Although the cost can add up, new outlets will greatly boost the appearance of your home, and more importantly, the safety,” says plumber Salvatore Cutrona.

Electrical Outlet Replacement Cost Breakdown

Your bill for replacing all the electrical outlets throughout your home will come down to labor and materials. Extra charges apply for upgrades such as GFCI, AFCI, smart, and high-voltage outlets.


Your local electrician will typically charge between $9 and $35 per outlet, plus the cost of materials. While the cost to install an outlet usually goes by the hour, they’ll often go by the outlet for whole-home remodels. There’s also a generous price break for larger quantities too, so that’s a big bonus for your bottom line.


In addition to your labor charge, you’ll pay around $3 to $5 per outlet to cover materials for each standard 120-volt outlet installed. High-voltage, GFCI, and other specialty outlets could cost up to $50 each.

Adding New Outlets

Charges for adding brand-new outlets will uptick your bill, such as the cost to install an outdoor outlet. Still, if you find yourself in a constant jungle of extension cords, it’s a worthwhile investment. Before bringing in an electrician, consider the best places to install new outlets in your home—and have a list at the ready.

Additional Upgrades

Average rates will apply for a simple “plug and play” switch, but prices can go up if you need any rewiring. For example, the cost to ground a two-prong outlet can significantly increase the numbers on your bill, as it’s not a simple swap. What you pay depends on your home’s existing wiring system and how much extra work it requires.

How Much Does It Cost to Replace an Electrical Outlet by Type?

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To figure out your cost to replace all the outlets in the house, start with a base labor expense of $9 to $35 per outlet. Then, factor in the average material prices below. Many of these will require rewiring, which also costs extra. Your electrician will provide an accurate estimate.

Standard 120V

Standard three-prong 120V outlets typically cost between $3 and $5 for materials only. With labor included, these can go for between $12 and $40 each in large quantities. These 15-amp units are capable of powering 110-volt devices, though their actual voltage can range from 110-125 volts.

220V, 240V, & 250V Power Outlets

For each high-voltage outlet you need, you might pay an additional $10 to $20 per outlet, plus the cost of labor and any additional rewiring. You’ll need the extra juice to power your dryer and other large appliances, so remember to factor these into your budgeting.

GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) Outlets

GFCI outlets are pricier additions at about $7 to $25 each, plus the cost of labor. These prevent electrocution and are necessary to meet code requirements for any area that sees water or moisture, such as your bathroom or kitchen. Be sure to test them at least once a year to ensure they’re working properly.

Smart Outlets

Smart Outlets typically run $25 to $50 each. For brands like Google Home and Amazon Echo, you’ll also need a control hub to sync your outlets with all of your smart devices.

What Factors Influence the Cost to Replace All Outlets in Your House?

Your final price to replace all the electrical outlets in your home can vary widely per project. Here are some of the biggest factors that affect your cost:

  • The type of electrical outlet you need

  • The rates of the electrician you hire

  • The number of outlets you’re replacing

  • The location of the outlets

  • Minimum service fees (these typically apply for orders below $25–$75)

  • Whether you need rewiring or other major electrical work

  • The number of hours it takes for professional installation

FAQs About Replacing Electrical Outlets

How much does it cost to replace wiring?

If you’re looking at a faulty outlet, this could point to a bigger issue with your home’s wiring. Rewiring can cost anywhere between $540 to $2,100, or possibly more depending on the project. A professional electrician can evaluate the situation and give you a more concrete estimate.

How much will it cost to add USB ports to an outlet?

Installing USB outlets—which can charge your phone, tablet, or other USB-powered devices—typically costs between $13 and $22 for a standard 15-amp, 120V outlet.

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