2024 Nearshore Software Development Pricing Guide

U.S. firms are looking to Latin America for software development. Read our nearshore software development pricing guide for the most popular locations.

Nearshore software development is a form of outsourcing where a company contracts out software development tasks to a service provider in a nearby location. The term "nearshore" indicates that the outsourcing partner is based in a neighboring country, usually within the same time zone. Below is a comparison of nearshore, offshore, and onshore software development outsourcing features.

Comparison of Software Development Options





Geographic Proximity

Neighboring country

Distant country

Same country

Time Zone

Similar time zone

Significant time-zone differences

Similar time zone

Cost Considerations

Moderate cost savings

Significant cost savings

Higher labor costs


Easier collaboration

Collaboration challenges

Easier collaboration

Risk Management

Lower risk

Higher risk

Lower risk

Regulatory Compliance

Some compliance challenges

Significant compliance challenges

Easier campliance

Many factors can influence a decision to use nearshore, offshore, or onshore outsourcing, including project requirements, budget constraints, communication preferences, and risk tolerance. A nearshore project often strikes a balance between cost savings and proximity.

Nearshore Software Development Pricing 

More recently, increasing numbers of U.S. companies are looking to Latin America for nearshore software development opportunities. According to a study by A.T. Kearney, Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia are the most popular nearshore destinations for U.S. software development projects. The table below compares prices for hiring software developers in those countries as well as Argentina and Chile, two other popular nearshore destinations. The table also includes a ranking of software developer skills in each country, as established by HackerRank.

Nearshore Software Development Pricing Guide


Junior Developer (0-2 yrs. experience)

Mid-level Developer (2-5 yrs. experience)

Senior Developer (5+ yrs. experience)

Developer Skill Level (out of 100) Hacker Rank


$20 - $40

$40 - $60

$60 - $90



$25 - $45

$45 - $70

$70 - $100



$15 - $30

$30 - $50

$50 - $80



$20 - $35

$35 - $60

$60 - $90



$20 - $35

$35 - $60.

$60 - $90

N - A

These rates are only intended to give readers a general overview of outsourcing prices. Because they are approximations, remember that your rates will vary based on specific circumstances, project complexity, and negotiation terms.

Divelement Is Here To Help

Finding the right partner is the key to leveraging the benefits of nearshore software development. Divelement Web Services is a nearshore software development and engineering services firm on a mission to transform and empower businesses through extraordinary digital experiences and modern technology. With locations in Austin, Texas, and Monterrey, Mexico, we are ideally situated to leverage the benefits of nearshore software development pricing for our clients.

We help companies unlock their full digital potential through progressive and comprehensive software development solutions. Our seasoned engineers work with you to deliver the optimal results you need to grow.

We can help you:

  • Build your digital project from scratch

  • Define what you need to achieve your business go-to-market

  • Develop innovative solutions to help you realize digital transformation

  • Support you with the right operational, technical, and strategic approaches to add value to your project

Nearshore software development outsourcing can be a winning solution for U.S. companies. Obtaining high-quality and cost-effective software development services is easy when you partner with professional nearshore teams like Divelement. 

Working with Divelement enables you to take advantage of immediate daily communication with our software engineering team and minimize operational disruptions that might result from outsourcing to offshore teams. In addition, our teams are often more familiar with the culture and customs of U.S. businesses, which makes working with us a seamless experience.

 If you are ready to explore the many benefits of nearshore software development pricing in greater detail, contact us to schedule a call.