2022 Toilet Installation Cost | Replacing One & Two-Piece Toilets

Jessica Stone
by Jessica Stone

From replacing windows to roof work to installing new toilets, aging homes are contributing a major boom in home improvement projects. Approximately 40 percent of all the houses in the United States are over 50 years old, which has resulted in many homeowners looking to upgrade their bathrooms in order to bring their homes up to code.

The average toilet installation cost is $615 including the toilet, materials, and labor. Professionals charge $55 per hour in labor costs, on average, and it costs another $45 to remove an old toilet. It costs another $150 per pipe if you need to install new plumbing for your toilet.

There are a number of factors that impact the overall cost to install a toilet, including the toilet type, style, and brand, as well as labor costs and any additional work that may need to be done in the process. This is why we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to shed some light on what you can expect to pay for your toilet installation project.

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Toilet Installation Cost Overview

In simplest terms, the cost to install a toilet can be broken down into the individual price of the toilet and the cost of labor. Toilets can range from as low as $90 to as much as $1,500 or more, depending on the type and brand of the toilet, as well as any additional features you choose.

The cost to install a toilet – labor, equipment, and the cost of the toilet included – costs an average of $615. However, this price will vary based on where you live and where the toilet is going to be installed in your home. Additional factors to keep in mind include the level of labor required for any extra work that may need to be done – such as replacing pipes or fixing leaks.

Average Cost$615
Average Range$400 to $800
Low-End Cost$250
High-End Cost$1,500

Toilet Costs by Type

Although a toilet may seem like a pretty straightforward plumbing fixture, there are a number of types available to choose from. The type of toilet that you choose has a major impact on the total cost of installation. Basic toilets can be purchased for as little as $100 to $300, whereas, more advanced models like waterless and macerating toilets will have much higher upfront costs. The following table displays the various types of toilets, along with their average cost, and associated pros and cons.

Toilet TypeAverage CostPros Cons
Gravity-fed$100Cost-effective option
Doesn’t require stack line
Ideal for upper floors
Requires a lot of water
Not an eco-friendly option
Cannot be used in basements or ground levels
Vented$100Cost-effective option
Uses less water
Highly efficient
Requires stack line
Not recommended for basements
Dual-flush$180Eco-friendlyFewer styles available
Pressure-assisted$250Highly effective
Works in basements
Very loud
Not eco-friendly
Has a wider tank
Double-cyclone$500Results in cleaner bowl
Very effective flushing
Fewer styles available
Macerating$600Can be installed anywhere
Doesn’t require a water pipe
Fewer styles available
Requires space in walls
Waterless$900Can be installed anywhere


Gravity-fed Toilet

Gravity-fed toilets are among the most common types of toilets out there. As their name suggests, these toilets use gravity, along with a large amount of water, to pull waste through the pipes. Although the water amounts per flush have reduced from six gallons to only one gallon, gravity-fed toilets are still not an eco-friendly option. They cost approximately $100 on average.

Vented Toilet

Also referred to as vacuum-assisted, vented toilets operate by pushing a gust of air through the vent pipe before opening for the waste. This gust of air results in a vacuum that pulls the waste through. Vented toilets are an excellent solution when you need to install one on the ground floor of a structure. These toilets require a stacked line, which needs to exceed the height of the roof by at least two feet in order to be operational. Vented toilets cost an average of $100.

Dual-flush Toilet

Dual-flush toilets are an excellent choice for those who want a unit that saves water. These toilets use a water-saving flush intended for liquids only and a standard flush for solids. Instead of a lever, dual-flush toilets typically feature two buttons on top of the tank. This allows you to choose the button according to what type of waste you need to flush. Dual-flush toilets typically cost an average of $180.

Pressure-assisted Toilet

Pressure-assisted toilets use street-pressured water in order to move waste through your pipes. They are designed to be used in basements, or any other areas of the home that require waste to travel upwards. These types of toilets are noisy, with a flush often described as sounding like a plane is taking off. For a pressure-assisted toilet, you can expect to pay an average of $250.

Double-cyclone Toilet

Also referred to as the “self-cleaning toilet,” double-cyclone toilets use jets that circulate water through the bowl in a cyclone motion. This motion cleans the bowl, while also pushing waste to the exit. These types of toilets are not widely available and not all manufacturers make them. However, the average cost of a cyclone toilet is about $500.

Macerating Toilet

Macerating toilets are ideal for slab installations or applications where there isn’t a standard waste pipe. These toilets cut up the waste into smaller pieces before pushing it through the pipes. The major advantage to macerating toilets is that they can be installed anywhere. They also use pipes and tubes within the walls, instead of a conventional waste pipe. You can expect to spend an average of $600 for a macerating toilet.

Waterless Toilet

Waterless, or composting, toilets are an excellent way to install a toilet where there isn’t plumbing. Instead of water, organic compounds are used to compost waste. The compost can then be used to fertilize non-edible plants. These types of toilets are typically installed in RVs or outdoor areas. Although, they are slowly becoming more popular among homeowners who seek out an eco-friendly option. Waterless toilets are the most expensive type, typically costing an average of $900.

Toilet Costs by Style

In addition to types, there are many different styles and colors of toilets to choose from to complement the rest of your bathroom design. You can typically expect to pay a premium for any color other than white. Although, manufacturers often make many different shades of white to coordinate with the tubs or sinks of other brands. Aside from how the toilet looks, the style can also influence how easy it is to clean, comfortability, and how it fits into your bathroom.

Some of the styles you can choose from include two-piece toilets, one-piece toilets, corner toilets, wall-hung toilets, and stainless steel toilets.

Toilet StyleAverage Cost
Two Piece$250 to $750
One Piece$500 to $1,300
Corner$500 to $1,500
Wall Hung$800 to $2,500
Stainless Steel$800 to $3,000

Two Piece Toilet

Two piece toilets are the simplest and most affordable style. This standard-design involves the bowl and tank as two separate pieces that are bolted together. It is very traditional looking and usually taller than other styles. Two piece toilets typically cost an average of $250 to $750.

One Piece Toilet

One piece toilets, on the other hand, are one step up in terms of design and appearance. With this style, the tank and the bowl are connected to form one seamless unit. These toilets are a single molded piece, with a more contemporary appearance and a shorter back. Many people opt for a one piece toilet over a two piece model when they want something that’s more modern and stylish.

Ultimately, the choice between the two comes down to aesthetics and cost. Although, one piece toilets are also much easier to clean and install than their two piece counterparts. You can expect to pay between $500 and $1,300 for a one piece toilet.

Corner Toilet

Although less common, corner toilets are incredibly useful for smaller bathrooms and corner applications. These toilets are designed to fit in the corner, with a back that extends to a corner. They feature regular-shaped bowls, but a tank that forms an angle in the back and allows the toilet to fit flush into a corner. As a result, corner toilets are wonderful space-saving models. These types of toilets tend to cost an average of $500 to $1,500.

Wall Hung Toilet

Wall hung toilers are another contemporary style. They feature a carrier installed in your wall, which is what they are mounted on. That way, the tank is concealed and the toilet is essentially built into the wall. In order to install wall hung toilets, a portion of the wall is removed in order to fit the tank inside. Like corner toilets, these types of toilets are great for space-saving, as the hidden tank means the fixture takes up less space in your bathroom.

Seeing the floor underneath the bowl is also an excellent trick to make the room appear larger than it is, making wall hung toilets the ideal choice for small spaces. Because of their modern design, wall hung toilets are incredibly popular. You can expect to spend an average of $800 to $2,500 for a wall hung toilet.

Stainless Steel Toilet

Like corner toilets, stainless steel models are a less common toilet style. As their name suggests, these toilets (or sometimes a toilet/ sink combo) are made entirely out of stainless steel. Opting for these metal models over conventional ceramic toilets is great to infuse a high-end, or industrial look in your bathroom.

These toilets are very modern and easy to clean. As an added bonus, stainless steel is incredibly durable, and more resistant to chipping, staining, and breakages than traditional ceramic or china. You can expect to spend between $800 to $3,000 for stainless steel, making this style the most expensive option on our list.

Toilet Bowl Costs

Another important cost to consider is the price of a toilet is the type of bowl, as toilets come in a range of bowl shapes. The shape that you choose will not only impact the price of the toilet, but will also influence how the toilet fits in the space and the comfortability of the user. With that said, toilet bowls come in three main shapes:

Elongated Bowls

Elongated bowls are oval-shaped but extend out further than traditional bowls. Although they tend to take up more space than round bowls, they are more comfortable to sit on. As such, they may be too large in small bathrooms or may not pass code.

They are gaining in popularity, as they are ADA compliant and easier for elderly and disabled people to use. Elongated bowls are also usually a bit more expensive than other bowl types. You can expect to spend between $150 and $400 for a toilet with an elongated bowl.

Round Bowls

Round toilet bowls are characterized by their nearly perfect round front that is shorter and doesn’t extend as far as elongated bowls. While they may be less comfortable to sit on, they are ideal for small bathrooms. A standard toilet with a round bowl will typically run you between $100 and $300.

Compact Elongated Bowls

Compact elongated bowls are essentially a cross between round bowls and elongated bowls. They feature a smaller profile than traditional elongated bowls while also fitting better into small bathrooms. However, these types of bowls are usually less common and more difficult to find. For a standard toilet with a compact elongated bowl, you can expect to spend anywhere from $150 to $400.

Toilet Prices by Popular Brands

From brand to brand and manufacturer to manufacturer, toilets will vary in terms of quality, comfort, performance, and efficiency. Therefore, it’s important that you do plenty of research before you determine which toilet is ideal for you and your bathroom. Some of the most popular brands to choose from include:

Toilet BrandCharacteristicsAverage Costs
KohlerNumerous suites available, designer styles, and a wide selection of colors.$100 to $800 (although, they have a one-piece model with colored lighting, Bluetooth, and bidet technology that retails for $9,000)
TOTOMany designs to choose from, advanced flushing technology, and eco-friendly options.$200 to $1,000 (although, their Neorest® NX2 Dual Flush one-piece costs $17,300)
American StandardEco-friendly models, many suites available, range of flushing technologies, and similar color choices.$100 to $400 (although, their self-cleaning, high-efficiency AccessPRO toilet retails for $1,600)
SanifloSpecializes in compact and self-contained toilets, many design options, excellent choice for macerating toilets, and offers eco-friendly models.$300 to $1,200
EljerCorner toilet options, range of colors, and many flush technologies available.$100 to $300

Toilet Installation Labor Costs

Overall, toilets are relatively easy to install. So long as the waste pipe is in good working condition, the installation involves setting a new wax ring around the pipe, positioning the toilet, securing it down, and connecting the supply hoses. Toilet installation takes an average of one to two hours, at a rate of approximately $45 to $65 an hour. This means that the total labor costs to install a toilet are anywhere from $45 to $130, with the average being between $90 and $100.

However, it’s important to keep in mind that these costs do not factor in supply lines or valves that may be needed. If the older ones cannot be reused, you’ll have to pay for the cost of the newer models. Also, if the waste pipe has to be replaced or other issues arise, the installation could take longer, resulting in higher labor costs.

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Additional Labor Costs to Install Toilet

The following are some scenarios that may involve an increase in labor costs for a toilet installation:

  • Basement toilet installation. Installing a toilet in a basement typically costs more than installing one on a ground level, as new plumbing often has to be installed as well. This equates to a cost between $1,000 and $2,000 to have a toilet installed in your basement, including the new plumbing. If you already have the plumbing in place in the basement, the costs will be lower – approximately $300 to $500.
  • Toilet removal. If an old toilet has to be removed to make room for a new one, it’s recommended to call in a professional. Labor costs will vary based on where you live and the type of toilet. Although, plumbers typically charge between $30 and $60 to remove an old toilet.
  • Water pipe installation. Whether the water pipe has corroded and needs to be replaced or you simply want the waste pipe moved to a new location in the room, this will raise installation costs quite a bit. The installation of your toilet will take closer to 6 to 8 hours to complete at a rate of $45 to $65 an hour. Whereas, the cost of the pipe is usually $150, for a grand total of $420 to $670.
  • Moving a toilet. Relocating a toilet to a new location in your home is a major job, as the plumber has to install new vent lines and a new drain pipe. This can be a pricey project, but may be necessary if you are remodeling or changing the layout of your bathroom. The average cost to move a toilet is typically between $2,000 and $3,500.
Jessica Stone
Jessica Stone

Jessica considers herself a home improvement and design enthusiast. She grew up surrounded by constant home improvement projects and owes most of what she knows to helping her dad renovate her childhood home. Being a Los Angeles resident, Jessica spends a lot of her time looking for her next DIY project and sharing her love for home design.

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