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I know that doing what you’re going to do can take a lot of time depending on how detailed you get.
About the only thing I can think of is to charge or figure in an hourly rate you feel is fare to cover expenses. The problem there is that unless you have been doing this for a long time and have a good feel about how long it takes to do things just by looking at them, that number could be difficult to come up with. Most customers will want a flat upfront cost or if you’re lucky, a "not to exceed" cost.
My only other suggestion would be to look at the customer and determine if you think there is a lot of money floating around there. If it’s someone like Coke or Miller Beer, then I would think you could charge a premium versus a little corner ma and pa shop.
It’s a tough call!