How much does Basecamp cost?

Dollar-for-dollar, Basecamp is one of the best investments you can make in your business.


for teachers & students

10% off

for non-profits & charities

See how Basecamp stacks up vs. the competition.

Basecamp 3

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$99/month for your team

  • Messages
  • Realtime chat
  • To-do lists
  • Schedules
  • File storage
  • Documents
  • Automatic check-ins

Slack, Asana, Dropbox, & Gsuite

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Slack: realtime chat
$6.67/month per user

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Asana Premium: to-do lists
$8.33/month per user

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Dropbox: file storage
$12.50/month per user

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Gsuite: docs, calendar
$5.00/month per user

Total price per month:

for every team size

for 10 people

for 20 people

for 100 people

However large your team grows, Basecamp is $99.00/month flat. The alternatives? They just keep getting more expensive.

Start a free 30 day trial for your entire team

Basecamp gives back

When you buy Basecamp, you’re already making one of the best investments you can make in running a better business. There's a good chance that you'll recoup the cost of Basecamp within the first few days of each month, just by replacing status meetings with Basecamp's Automatic Checkins.

You're also supporting a company that believes in giving back. Because we sell Basecamp to businesses, we're able to give free accounts to teachers and students, and discount subscriptions for non-profits and charities.

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We also give back by writing, speaking, and sharing as much as possible. We contribute time and energy to open-source software, give talks, write books, and have shared ideas on Signal vs. Noise for the past 17 years.

Common questions

What does “no per user fees” mean?

Many group software applications charge a fee for every user that you add to the system. Basecamp doesn't. Whether you have 5 or 500 users on your account, the total price is always the same. As your company grows, your Basecamp costs remain fixed, predictable, and affordable.

What happens when the trial’s up? Will we be charged?

No. We don’t ask for your credit card up front, so we can’t charge you until you decide you want to purchase Basecamp. You’re always in control. At any time during the trial, or when the trial is up, you can decide what you want to do. If you want to continue, we’ll ask for your credit card then. If not, no problem — you can click a single button to cancel, no questions asked.

What if we need more than 30 days to evaluate Basecamp?

If you haven’t purchased Basecamp before the trial ends, and you need a little more time, just let us know. We’re happy to extend your trial.

Is there any limit to the number of projects we can run?

No. You can run as many teams and projects on Basecamp as you’d like. There’s never an additional charge for adding more people or doing more work in Basecamp. (Note: Earlier versions of Basecamp used to charge by the project, but Basecamp 3, the version you’ll be signing up for, has no limits so you’re all good).

If you have questions we didn't cover, we'd be happy to answer them.