I did a quick Google check and this price seems to be reasonable for this heater. Installation prices will vary by location. And should include removal and disposal of the old heater. Water heater installation is not too difficult or time consuming if there are no plumbing or venting issues, but it will take two men due to the weight of the heaters. I'd suggest just calling around and inquiring, but don't expect a firm price over the phone. Plumbers have been screwed too many times when a "simple swap job" turns into a mafor project.