Exposed aggregate might cost twice as much as regular concrete of the same class. This is because aggregate has an additional material cost and finishing requires more labour. Depending on its strength, exposed aggregate in Australia can cost anywhere between $90 and $100 per square meter. Regular concrete, in contrast, costs $60 to $85 per square meter. Exposed aggregate is more expensive since it requires more time and material than other types of concrete materials. Exposed aggregate concrete is also extremely adaptable and can be coupled with all types of designs due to the differently textured mixes that are readily accessible.