RCC cost per cubic meter/ per cubic feet/ per square feet

Hello Dear readers, welcome to this blog. Today we are going to discuss the rate of RCC per cubic meter /per cubic ft/ and per square foot. On the way of our building construction. We have many things to discuss. like searching for the exact location of our building. The design of the building also depends upon our needs. We are here to help you by suggesting you the best solutions to each question about RCC cost. Now we are moving to our today’s topic i.e about RCC cost.

What is RCC

RCC is used because of its comfort and its strength. In RCC we use a concrete mixture made of cement, coarse gravel, and water with the help of steel or iron rods. Before fixing, the iron or steel bars are set up in the concrete.

The cost of RCC may vary on the products quality for example if we choose a higher level of concrete, the top grade of steel bars, the labor, the machinery, and the raw materials such as Cement, aggregate, and the quality of sand. There may be a price difference between the two places.

In RCC, loads of a building move from slabs to beams and from columns towards the lower columns and at the end to the foundation.RCC structure decides the cost from slabs to foundations. The beam and column need more steel quantity compared to the slab. So beams and columns consume more price than slabs.

Minimum and maximum steel used for slab/ beam/ column

For slab -0.7% to 1%

The steel quantity for beam -1% to 2%

For column-1% to 6%

Here we have discussed about the minimum and maximum steel required percentage in RCC for Slab/Beam/column By Thumb rule.

RCC cost
RCC cost per sq feet/ cubic meter/ cubic feet

RCC cost per sq ft/ per cubic meter/per cubic feet

RCC cost per sq ft/ per cubic meter/per cubic feet Let us assume that 1000 sq ft area’s slab with a thickness of 5 inches. And on applying the M20 grade of concrete and using the mix ratio which is 1:3/2:3.where this ratio shows the value percentage of cement:sand: aggregate.

By Thumb rule:- The following Raw materials for the work of RCC

Uses of cement are about 5kg per square ft.2.For the RCC slab the used steel would be about 80kg per cubic meter.3.The aggregate used for RCC would be about 5kg per square ft.4.The sand used for the work would be about 0.175 cubic ft /sq ft.5.The charges for labor and shuttering would be about rs.60 per square ft.

Volume of RCC concrete slab

We have supposed the area is 1000 sq. ft to calculate the volume of RCC concrete slab we need to change the thickness from inch to feet. So the supposed depth is 5 inches. We need to divide it into 12 to convert it into feet (by formula). Now the volume of the concrete slab = 1000sq feet ×5/12 feet =416.6 cubic feet. Here we have 416.6 cubic feet which shows the mix ratio of cement, sand, and aggregate.

As we got the result in cubic feet but according to the thumb rules. The volume should be calculated in cubic meters where 1 cubic meter equals 35.3147 or 35.32 cubic feet. So the volume of the RCC concrete slab in the cubic meter would be 416.6/35.32= 11.8 cubic meters (approx).

Steel required for 1000 sq. ft RCC slab

To find what would be the required steel for 80kg/cubic meter RCC slab. For 1000 sq. ft area is equal to 80 × 11.8 = 945 kgs. let us assume the market rate of steel per kg is rs. 70. So the total rate for the required kg of steel would be 945×70= rs.66150

Cement required for 1000 sq.ft RCC concrete slab.

By thumb rule, to find what would be the required cement for RCC concrete slab. For 5kg per square foot cements. The required quantity of cement for a 1000 sq ft area’s RCC slab is equal to 5 × 1000/50,(where 50 is the quantity of one bag of cement).So, 5×1000/50 =100 bags of cement.

Let we assume that the rate of cement per bag is rs. 400 then the total rate of 100 bags would be 400×100= rs.40000

Sand required for 1000 sq ft. Rcc slab.

By thumb rule, to find what would be the required sand for Rcc concrete slab. which is used for the work of about 0.175 cubic feet /sq ft. Then the required quantity of sand for 1000 sq ft. The area’s RCC slab is equal to 0.175 × 1000 = 175 cubic ft.

Let we assume that the rate of sand is rs.50 per cubic foot. Then the cost for 175 cubic feet of sand will be 50 × 175 = rs. 8750.

Aggregate required for 1000 sq. ft RCC slab.

By thumb rule, to find what would be the required aggregate for RCC concrete slab. Where the required aggregate for the RCC slab is about 0.350 cubic feet/sq ft. So, the quantity of aggregate required for a 1000 sq. ft area’s RCC slab is equal to 0.350×1000 =350 cubic feet.

Let we assume that the rate of aggregate in the market is rs. 60 per cubic foot. Then the cost for 350 cubic feet aggregate will be 60 × 350= rs. 21000

Shuttering and labour charges

To find that what would be the shuttering and labor charges. Let we assume that it is around rs. 80 per sq. feet then the cost for shuttering and labor for 1000 sq. ft area is 80×1000=rs.80000

So, the total cost for these five most important terms in building construction is steel cost + cement cost + sand cost + aggregate cost + labour or shuttering cost.

Or 66150+40000+8750+21000+80000 = rs.2,15,900. now the total cost per square foot for 1000 sq feet = 215900/1000= rs.215.9 now the total cost per cubic feet for 1000 sq ft. =215900/416.6=rs.518.24

Rcc cost per cubic meter per cubic feet per square feet – we have calculated all the things which are most necessary in building construction. But it may vary from place to place. It totally depends upon what the charges are taken for the materials or services. Like the rate of sand, cement, aggregate, and steel as well as labor charges. Example- If the rate of sand at a place is rs. 50 per cubic foot then somewhere it may be rs. 60 per cubic foot and so on.


In this article, we have discussed the RCC cost per cubic meter /per cubic feet/ per square feet for a 1000 sq. ft area and we have also discussed the labour charges.

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