Do translations cost you an arm and a leg?
This surely depends on what you want to have translated and for what purpose.
Anyway, professional translators will base their calculations on the type of document and its complexity they are going to work on before giving you a fair and accurate proposal.
Of course, everybody is searching for a bargain, but honestly, do you always choose the cheapest version when you want to have quality? Don’t you desire to have something that makes you stand out of the crowd? Then why stop at translations? Why the sudden cutbacks here?
All craftsmanship has its price – and translations, when done correctly, are pieces of craftsmanship. So don’t expect to get quality translations for peanuts, but calculate a certain amount for them into your overall budget.