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From a clients perspective, you should always be able to justify your pricing and your hourly rate. So it’s not as simple as saying x pages amounts to a certain figure. That’s not always the case with web design and development. Not all pages have the same complexity.

Similar to what @TheDoc suggested but instead of estimating the project as a whole, I suggest you break it down into different components and figure out how long each task will take, multiply each component to your hourly rate and summate the total cost. The different components are not just the pages of the website themselves but also consider the different phases of the project such as conceptualization, asset creation, prototyping, coding and development, browser testing, ftp uploading, domain and hosting setup etc.. all those things take up your time and you should be paid for doing them.

This brings you to your next concern – The contract…