How much it cost to file bankruptcy depends first on which type of bankruptcy - Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. Some of the costs are present for both types. Let's start with a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy:
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Costs
The first expense is the filing fee that goes to the Court when you file your Bankruptcy Petition. This is currently set at $338 for a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.
Before you can file bankruptcy, you are required to attend/watch a credit counseling course. There are several approved companies wh
o offer this course and the prices vary slightly but most courses are in the $25-50 range.