In-Person Coding Bootcamps under $9k USD – 2019

Going to a great coding bootcamp is the fastest way to become a developer. However, most come with a hefty price tag, but it doesn’t have to be this way! There are high-quality and affordable options out there for a 10-week (or longer) program, and there’s even one where you get to stay in Bali – all for under $9,000 USD!

I graduated from Lighthouse Labs myself, which is one of the affordable options, and it’s the leading bootcamp in Canada.

If you want a comprehensive list of coding bootcamps and their reviews, please check out CourseReport or Switchup.



Location: Bali, Indonesia (mostly)
Cost: $4500 – $8000 depending on location and whether you get accommodation
Length: 8 weeks online prep, 4 weeks onsite, 4 weeks online project

CodingNomads teaches server side coding in exotic locations, like Bali. They take care of the logistics, so you can focus on learning how to code.  You can choose to learn Python / Java / Android. The stack includes AWS, SQL and Java, which are all in-demand skills for software development. If I had to take a coding bootcamp again, I would probably choose this one!

United States

Ada Developers Academy

Location: Seattle, US
Cost: FREE

Ada Developers Academy is a 6-month program in downtown Seattle offering a tuition-free full-time program to teach full-stack web development to women and people of non-binary gender. After, you will complete a 5-month internship at a partner company for a stipend.
*Applicants have to be eligible to work in the US without sponsorship.


Locations: Seattle & Portland, USA
Cost: $6,900 USD upfront / $8,500 after the 4th week of class
Length: 27 weeks (includes 5-week internship)

Epicodus started with a mission of being the most affordable bootcamp. They offer various tracks, such as Front End Development, C# and React, Ruby / React. You’ll be pair programming most of the time, and there are no lectures. All learning is from hands-on projects and assigned readings.

If you aren’t sure that going to bootcamp is right for you, Epicodus also offers an evening prep course for $100.


Lighthouse Labs

Location: Canada (Vancouver, Toronto, Victoria, Calgary, Montreal, Halifax, Ottawa)
Cost: $9800 CAD (~$7,500 USD)
Length: 12 weeks

I graduated from Lighthouse Labs, and it was the best decision I made! Lighthouse teaches full-stack development. During the 10 weeks, you will learn Javascript, React, Ruby on Rails, and computer science concepts. Lighthouse also offers strong career services support with a diverse network of alumni and mentors all over Canada.

RED Academy

Location: Vancouver / Toronto and London, UK
Cost: $10,500 – 21,000 CAD
Length: 12 weeks – 96 weeks (work study)

RED Academy has a range of web development courses, with a focus on front-end and WordPress. The shortest are the 12-week bootcamp courses. They also offer Work-Study programs where students can get 24-48 weeks of internship experience to kickstart your career in web development.


Location: Toronto, Canada
Cost: $12,000 CAD ($9k USD)
Length: 12 weeks – 96 weeks (work study)

Half of the instructors are female at this bootcamp started by Heather Payne, the founder of Ladies Learning Code. It’s a 9-week program focused on Front-end Development, covering JavaScript, React and Firebase.



Location: Barcelona, Spain
Cost: €7,800 (partial scholarships available)

Codely is a 11-week all-women coding bootcamp in Barcelona. The curriculum is built around JavaScript, the standard in web development, and Node.js, the fastest-growing framework for JavaScript back-end solutions. You’ll also get to build using the latest technologies, including HTML/CSS, Bootstrap 4, AngularJS, React, Node.js, Espress, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Hive, Redis, Elasticsearch, Git, Docker, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure.Affordable

Founders and Coders 

Location: London, UK & Nazareth, Israel
Cost: Free if you get hired by one of their recruiting partners, or £2,500 to cover the cost of your spot

Founders and Coders has a unique program structure where you learn for 16-weeks and mentor 20% of your time for another 10-weeks while you build your portfolio and look for a job. At £2,500 for 4 months, it’s definitely worth a look!Some other affordable bootcamps in Europe include Le Wagon, Iron Hack, Ubiquem, and Spiced Academy.

Do you know of another affordable coding bootcamp not on this list?? Let us know so we can add it!

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