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Toilet Replacement Cost – How much To Replace Your Toliet in 2024

Looking to replace your toilet, but don’t know where to start and how much it will cost you? Well breathe easy as we break down the cost of each toilet type and the most expensive aspects of the project so you know exactly what you are getting into.

Average Cost for Your Standard Toliet

The average cost of replacing a toilet is between $100-450. This cost will vary depending on a variety of different factors, but the most common will be toilet type, labor costs and plumbing needs. Depending on the severity of these issues, your toilet can easily cost an additional $200-2,000.

Common Toilet Types

The toilet you choose will impact your installation costs, your overall cost, and it’s functionality. Also, understand that different toilets will have different methods of functioning which can lead to more indirect costs such as plumbing issues and water costs.

decide on the height and profile of your toilet.

Corner $400-1,000

A corner toilet is a two-piece design with a standard bowl shape and a triangular tank. The function is generally a gravity flush, but it can vary depending on preference. The main advantage and difference is that this toilet is designed to fit in the corner of the room, hence the triangular shape. They are generally more expensive as they are more rare than the standard toilet and will require custom pieces, however they can save you valuable floor space in any bathroom. 

Dual-flush $100-1,500

As it’s name implies, a dual flush toilet has two flush options: a half flush designed for liquid waste and a full flush feature for solid waste. The idea behind this toilet is that you will save water over the long run and it’s better for the environment as you can control how much water you will use. Just note that the price for these toilets will be more expensive overall, as your plumbing will need to be reconfigured.

Low-flow $100-1,500

A low-flow toilet, which utilizes gravity or pressured air to flush waste, is generally considered a high-efficiency toilet. These toilets will save you a great deal of money on your water bill every month and a great place to start shopping for one is to check for the EPA’s WaterSense label. This label is designed to note any toilet that uses up to 20% less water than other products on the market.

Pressure-Assist $400-1,200

A pressure-assist or power flush toilet uses a sealed pressure tank that traps air and uses the built-up pressure from the water supply line to compress the trapped air, flushing your toilet. This toilet variant is great for clearing up any waste and is ideal for any bathroom that sees heavy use as the pressurized air will ensure that all waste or sewage is properly flushed down to prevent backups or clogs. The only real drawback with this toilet type is that they tend to be quite loud when flushed.

Two-piece $100-1,000

A two-piece toilet consists of both a tank and a bowl. This is one of the most common variants of toilet and it has a cheap installation cost as the two pieces can be moved and installed separately. This also gives you greater freedom in selecting both a bowl and tank design that better fits your aesthetic. 

One-piece $250-3,000

A one-piece toilet is a singular item that comprises the tank and bowl. They end up being much more expensive than two-piece toilets as they are heavier and bulkier. However, they tend to take up less vertical space and there are fewer gaps and spaces in their model, making them easier to clean. 

Wall-hung toilet $500-2,500

Wall-hung toilets have their bowl positioned on the wall or empty space underneath. They have a similar setup to urinals, but the bowl is showing, with the tank hidden from view. These are generally a good choice for smaller bathrooms as you can hide the majority of the toilet from view alongside with saving floor space. 

Double cyclone toilet $600-1,200

A double cyclone system utilizes high-speed water stream from two separate streams of water which create a cyclone effect that swirls the bowl to ensure that all waste and debris is completely removed from the bowl and flushed down. That being said, since you are dealing with two different water streams, these toilets are generally more expensive and will encounter higher maintenance issues compared to other toilet types. However, a double cyclone will also save you money in the long term as it uses water more efficiently to flush your toilet. 

Smart toilet $600-2,000

A smart toilet is a toilet that has a wide variety of useful features such as auto-flushing, self-cleaning systems, bidet functions, remote controls, and touchless functionality. Many smart toilets have Bluetooth connectivity as well and can sync with your phone to provide music or make calls should you need it.

Waterless $900-2,000

These toilets sit above a compositing tank which breaks down waste using ventilation and carbon additives. They are ideal for any toilet that doesnt have access to a water supply line and are commonly found in RV’s or outhouses. If you want an option that is cheap with inexpensive maintenance, these toilets are great, as many models have become great at reducing odors. 

Cost Factors

Aside from your toilet type, these are the primary reasons for your toilet cost:

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Branding is important as more popular brands charge you more for the same product. In many cases, you will be paying for the brand more than the actual toilet itself, so it’s important to compare features, material,s and models before committing to a single choice. In many cases, you could easily pay 50-60% more just for a popular name brand. 


Labor costs can sneak up on you. Most contractors will charge you between $100-400 for a toilet replacement and $75-200 for each additional hour. Each toilet has different plumbing requirements however, and your home may not be equipped to handle certain types. Just keep in mind that the majority of the time, your labor and plumbing costs will be roughly equal to what you pay for your toilet, so be sure to research your home’s layout and get some consultations before buying. 

Signs you need a new toilet

Toilets will generally start showing wear when you need to replace them. Here are some good telltale signs you may need a new toilet.

1. Cracks

Cracking is a sign that the material is starting to break down either through time, use, or erosion. In this case, it is best to replace your toilet as the cracking will only get worse if ignored. You can procure some patching solution and attempt to seal the cracks or hire a professional to repair your toilet.

2. Clogging

Clogs are a sign that your toilet may have issue with your pipes or drain. This is not necessarily a sign that your toilet has issues, but may deal with your plumbing as a whole. If you notice extensive clogging, use a plunger to clear the blockage. If you notice consistent clogging, hire a plumber to inspect the issue. 

3. Warping/wobbling

Warping or wobbling toilets are a clear sign that the material is starting to break down or react poorly to the humidity in your bathroom. If this persists, this can easily result in injury or further damage to your bathroom, so you should consider replacing your toilet. 

4. Leaks

Leaking results from a material breakdown either through erosion or temperature spikes. In any case, it means that there are gaps between your toilet and it’s connections, and the resulting water can wreck havoc on your bathroom. If you don’t want to replace your toilet, call a plumber to identify the source of the leak and stop it, although a toilet replacement is likely necessary.

Common Questions

These are common questions associated with toilet replacement:

DIY or Professional

This answer will depend largely on your experience with plumbing fixtures, but a general rule of thumb is that if you are simply buying a replacement toilet-same make, model, size, everything, it is a good idea to DIY. Since almost everything with a toilet is modular, you can easily obtain the necessary parts and replace the entire thing yourself. However, if you are inexperienced or you are replacing your toilet with an entirely new model, hire a professional.

How Long should my toilet last?

Depending on use, bathroom environment and weather in your area, you can expect your toilet to last roughly between 20-30 years.

Should I repair my toilet instead of replacing it?

This will depend ultimately on the state of your toilet. In general, yes, if your toilet can be repaired, this is a much cheaper option than replacing it. So in any case, hire a plumber to inspect your toilet and attempt a repair before buying a replacement.

Replacing a toilet is a straightforward process, just remember to do proper research about your space, measure and choose your toilet type carefully to avoid any headaches in the future. 

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