12 US cities ranked by cost per square foot to build a hospital

The most expensive U.S. city to build a hospital in is Honolulu, according to a report by Rider Levett Bucknall. In fact, the cost per square foot to build a hospital in Honolulu is about 60 percent higher than in Las Vegas, which has the lowest per square foot hospital construction costs of any city on the list.  

For the report, values were based on hard construction costs per square foot of gross floor area.

Here is the range of costs to build a hospital per square foot in 12 large U.S. cities, ranked from most to least expensive.

Please note that some of the costs are equal so there are more than 11 cities listed.

1. Honolulu: $475 to $760 per square foot
2. New York City: $475 to $700
3. Los Angeles: $470 to $700
4. San Francisco: $450 to $650
5. Boston: $400 to $650
5. Washington. D.C.: $400 to $650
6. Chicago: $360 to $630
7. Portland, Ore.: $380 to $525
8. Seattle: $385 to $530
9. Phoenix: $350 to $500
10. Denver: $370 to $455
11. Las Vegas: $285 to $455

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