Seems like the national average is going to fall somewhere around 15 - 25 dollars per sq ft. But this number can change depending on your area and material. Plus the difficulty level. Sometimes the best thing to do is just get some bids from local chain link fence installation professionals and see what they come back with. Some cities have special rules that need to be followed, that why it might a good idea to work with a licensed pro in your area (you dont want to put something up and have the city make you take it down). Every situation is going to be different so its hard to say.
It depends on the height of the fence and the material it’s made from. A regular galvanized chain link fence at 3 feet high costs $75 to $100 for 50 feet. At 6 feet high, the price jumps to $150 to $200 for 50 feet. A vinyl-coated chain link fence is more expensive at $150 to $200 for a 3-foot fence and $350 for a 6-foot fence. These prices reflect only the cost of the fence, not installation or other parts.
According to the Home Depot (http://www.homedepot.com), estimates for chain link fences begin at $54 per roll of fencing (dimensions 4ft by 50ft), which works out to $1.08 per foot. The most expensive fencing material the Home Depot offers as of Oct. 2011 is $219 per roll (dimensions 6ft by 50 ft), which works out to $4.38 per foot.
It'll depend on your provider and you might get different quotes from different providers.
Simply search on google and try different quotes. I used a website ( http://www.getproquotes.com ) a few days ago to get a chain link fence for a friend. I read their article and then recommended my friend to get a quote from them. The article is here:
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