This article is from the sci.lang.translation FAQ, by James Hester (email@example.com) with numerous contributions by others.
The following list of approximate rates is compiled from answers seen
on the net. They are not to be construed as recommended rates; they
are presented here for purely informational purposes. In addition,
how much is actually charged will depend on the nature of the text (eg
technical, advertising material, simple letter), speed of delivery,
and other services (such as formatting and proofreading). Where a
language pair is not indicated, you have to guess. You don't want all
the answers, do you?
Country Language Price Range Date ------- ----------------- ----------- ------ Germany DM1.50-2.50/55 keys Sept 96 Canada CD0.15-0.28/word Sept 96 USA(Flor) USD0.07-0.10/word Sept 96 USA(Tex) Sp/Fr/Port -> Eng USD0.07-0.12/word Oct 96 USA(Tex) Rus/Jap/Chi<->Eng USD0.10-0.16/word Oct 96