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I want to talk about an achievement and say that sometimes costs are reduced by 20%, sometimes by 50%.

I created a solution to reduce costs by up to 50% less.

How should I phrase this?

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    I created a solution to reduce costs by up to 50%. Don't need the less at the end.
    – d.b
    Aug 12 at 18:52
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    With my solution costs are up to 50% less. I agree with @d.b ... do not include both "reduce" and "less".
    – GEdgar
    Aug 12 at 20:00
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    @GEdgar: "50% less" doesn't sound right at all. I would expect "50% lower".
    – TonyK
    Aug 13 at 11:51
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    OP, if you said the sentence as it stands, whomever heard it would think that your plan achieved 50% less savings than some other plan. Aug 13 at 12:44
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In your question you correctly use the phrase

costs reduced by 20%, sometimes by 50%

You don't need the word "less" and the word "reduce". You don't say "costs reduced by 20% less"

And you don't need the word "less" in your original phrase:

I created a solution to reduce costs by up to 50%.

There are other ways to phrase this, some of which have already been given in comments

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