How Much Does a Modified Shipping Container Cost? Learn What to Expect

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Jul 1, 2020
How Much Does a Modified Shipping Container Cost? Learn What to Expect

If you’re interested in purchasing a shipping container with or without modifications, you’ll need to figure out how much a shipping container costs. However, the cost of a container depends on several factors – such as the quality and type of modifications and the intended use of the structure – just to name a few. Here’s what to expect as you shop for your ideal shipping container structure.

Shipping container costs range from $2,000 – if they’re unmodified and older with visible signs of wear and tear – to more than $50,000 with complex modifications. Of course, unmodified containers with no added doors, insulation, or air conditioning, are the least expensive container option, but these units are often impractical for most business applications beyond general storage.

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What Determines the Cost of Shipping Containers?

As containers are modified, they increase in price. The more complex the modifications, the more expensive the container. For example, modifications such as added doors or windows aren’t as expensive as adding showers and toilets to create a container bathroom or locker room.


Additionally, the larger the shipping container structure, the more expensive. For example, 20-foot container units are less expensive than combining or stacking multiple 40-foot units into a larger structure.


The quality of the modifications plays a large role in the price of the container as well. Established quality measures at various manufacturing facilities ensure that container structures are modified with safety in mind. The higher quality structures can also relocate without risking significant damage and are more likely to last for many years to come. Falcon has committed to creating quality structures by implementing a rigorous internal quality control process as well as earning advanced container certifications.

Shipping Container Prices by Project

Although we can’t speak for all container modification manufacturers, here at Falcon, we have standard floor plans that are predesigned and pre-priced. The prices of these floor plans have been established with our customers in mind, to ensure we provide the best price for our standard of quality.

Here is a brief break down of our most popular standard floor plans and their prices:



Storage Floor Plan Catalog



Workspace Floor Plan Catalog

Bathrooms and Locker Rooms


Bathrooms & Locker Rooms Catalog

Living Containers


Living Space Catalog

Although we believe our standard floor plans make the purchasing process much easier for many of our customers, some organizations require custom modifications. We create many custom containers and are always happy to help you design your ideal project. If you’d have a particular project in mind, feel free to give us a call at  877-704-0177 or email at We will work with you to design the right shipping container structure for your organization.

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