The cost of a kitchen worktop depends on many different factors:

First and foremost the choice of material. Cheaper materials are solid colors in quartz composite, cement-bonded terrazzo (= Agglostone) and speckled granite. More expensive materials are quartzite, exclusive marbles, veined Neolith. But in between there is a whole range in different price ranges.

Another factor is the thickness of the worktop. The rule is: the thinner the worktop, the cheaper. Of course, a certain thickness must be maintained to make the worktop sturdy enough (for Neolith this is 1.2 cm, for natural stone and quartz composite this is 2 cm).

Finishing the edges of a worktop can also increase the cost. Miter finishing (= sawing at an angle of 45 degrees, so that the top continues into the side) is, for example, more expensive than regular straight finishing.

When choosing your worktop, you should also keep in mind that the choice of stone (natural stone or artificial stone) is much more durable than the cheaper alternatives. The purchase cost may therefore be a bit more expensive, but the blade will last much longer and will be of much higher quality.