monday.com Pricing for 2021: Project Management Cost & Value

If you're curious about the value of monday.com pricing, this article looks at the cost for its project management plans and what you get for the price.

Fergus O'Sullivan
By Fergus O'Sullivan (Editor-at-Large)
— Last Updated: 2021-03-22T11:38:54+00:00

As you can read in our monday.com review, we really like this great project management tool for its ease of use, planning capabilities and security. However, the way it structures its costs isn’t as good, so we’ve put together this guide to monday.com pricing. Read on to find out how to get the most value out of the best project management software on the market.

Key Takeaways:

  • monday.com offers four plans, each of which builds upon the others in terms of features. Some of the progression is a little odd, so make sure the features you want are in the plan you’ve chosen.
  • The 14-day free trial is for the Pro plan, allowing you to play around with the most advanced options monday.com has to offer.
  • Of all four, the Standard plan is probably the best value, offering a great mix of features for a decent price.
  • The Basic plan is no good. You can get similar — if not slightly better — functionality out of most free plans offered by competitors, such as Asana.

Unlike most of its competitors, monday.com doesn’t offer a free plan, though it does have a free trial. If you’re looking for a strong tool that won’t set you back, check out either our ranking of the best free project management tools or our Asana review for a solution that is similar to monday.com in function.

  • Per month, monday.com costs $10 per user for the Basic plan, $12 per user for the Standard plan and $20 per user for the Pro plan. Note that for all those plans, the minimum number of users is three.

  • No, monday.com software does not have a free version. Only a free 14-day trial of the Pro plan, no credit card required.

monday.com Pricing: Plans & Cost 

monday.com has four plans, with each tier building on the last one, feature-wise. We’ll admit we’re not huge fans of the way these plans progress, with especially the Basic plan being rather on the useless side. We talk more about that after the table.

Standard
  • Minimum users: 3, Price per user, Expanded features
Enterprise
  • Enterprise-level features.

How Much Does monday.com Cost?

Like we mentioned earlier, monday.com does not have a free plan. Instead the options include the Basic, Standard, Pro and Enterprise plans.

Please note that all plans have a minimum of three users (monday.com refers to them as “seats”) and knock $1 off the total monthly price in many cases — so one month of the Standard plan for three people when paid yearly isn’t $30, but $29. This adds some fluidity to the prices below, so please check monday.com’s own calculator before committing to any decisions.

When we reached out to monday.com regarding the pricing of the Enterprise plan, we were quoted, as a general rule, $12,000 per year for 25 users. That works out to $40 per user per month, which is less than we were quoted by Asana.

monday.com: Which Plan Is Right for You?

As you can see, the buildup is pretty logical, especially if you pay per year rather than per month. Doing so saves you between 20 and 25 percent, so generally speaking, an annual subscription is the way to go.

Looking over the plans, you’d be tempted to think the Basic plan is a steal at just $8 per user per month, but that’s far from the truth. Its features are poor, to say the least; all you get is a list and kanban board. As you can read in our Asana vs monday.com piece, you can get more in Asana’s free plan.

However, once we go up a step, we start cooking with gas. The Standard plan offers most — if not all — of the project management features that a small business could wish for. It has a calendar view, a timeline and its own map view, which all will help company teams plan tasks well in advance, no matter where your team is located.

monday com pricing
Entering tasks and their details is a breeze in monday.com.

At $10 per user per month, it costs as much as Trello but is far more powerful (read our Trello pricing guide). Even taking into account that monday.com offers fewer integrations than Trello (though not by much), it would still be the better option, as you can read in this comparison of monday.com vs Trello.

monday.com Pro & Enterprise Plans

The Pro and Enterprise plans are both aimed at much larger businesses, offering lots of extra security options and control over what users can do. If you’re interested in the Enterprise plan, you’ll have to contact monday.com directly for a quote — the same goes for any team larger than 50 signing up for the lower-tier plans.

The Pro plan’s biggest draw would be its extra views, which give you more oversight over larger teams. The workload view shows who is doing what and who could do more, while charts can help give you a bird’s-eye view of how tasks are coming along.

What Is monday.com Good For?

As you can probably gather from our description above, monday.com is a great project management solution for general use. Any team larger than three people — even one that numbers in the thousands — will get great use out of it. If you have fewer team members, you may want to check out our Trello review for a solid kanban board.

If you need something specific like Agile task management or rely heavily on Gantt charts, you may want to also check out other options. For Agile teams, check out Jira or Wrike, while TeamGantt is great for managers that need to build dependencies between tasks; read all about it in our TeamGantt review

Final Thoughts

We hope you found this breakdown of monday.com’s pricing useful. The Basic plan will most likely be useless to most, though that’s made up for by the excellent functionality of the Standard and Pro plans. Why not give it a try with the Pro plan’s 14-day free trial?

Do you have any thoughts on monday.com pricing you’d like to share? Did we miss any vital details, or do you have any questions? Please let us know in the comments below and, as always, thank you for reading.