I got a quote today for laying some pavers in my back yard. It seemed high, but then again I always have sticker shock with such things. For instance the fence I had replaced after someone drove their car through it. Ugh.
Anyway, it is using the pavers shown in the pic below. They're about 3" thick. He'll do a proper base and install 550 sq ft. He'll also jackhammer and remove a step and small concrete pad (3'x4') that is outside the back door. He quoted me $5,500.
Does that sound high? I see similar pavers for about $4/sq.ft at Home Depot, so add in base material and it's pretty much 50% labor.