How much does the ova1 test cost

"What costs ..." vs. "How much costs ..." vs. "How much costs ..."

First of all: Since the German orthography reform of 1996 "wieviel" is out of the question. You will find it in older texts, but since then you have to write it as "how much".

That's it What does it cost versus how much does it cost.

Fortunately, when asking for a price, there is nearly no difference and you can use both interchangeably 99% of the time, but in everyday language it is more common to say "what costs".

What are the differences?

How much does it cost - required amount

What does it cost - type of consideration


"How much" always asks for a specific amount, e.g.,

How much does the ticket cost? - € 3.50

How much is pollution costing us? - xxx billion euros per year.

How much is pollution costing us? - xxx deaths per year.


"What does it cost" may ask for everything and can be used for more abstract questions, e.g.,

What is the fare? - € 3.50.

What does a pact with the devil cost? - Your soul.

What is the cost of pollution? - xxx billion euros per year.

What is the cost of pollution? - Our health.