How Much Does a Mattress Cost?

The first question many shoppers ask when they embark on their mattress shopping journey is how much a new mattress costs. Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all answer or approach to the price of a mattress. However, it is helpful to have a basic grasp of a price range and what is a reasonable price for a mattress.

On average, most shoppers spend between $1,000 and $5,000 on a high-quality mattress. You may spend more or less than this amount, depending on the size and type of mattress you choose.

Where you shop also matters. Big box stores may not carry the organic mattresses or luxury mattresses that you want. There certainly is a mattress out there for every person and price point. Many mattress and furniture retailers also offer financing for mattress purchases.

In this article, we’ll give you a variety of price ranges for different mattress sizes and mattress types. We’ll also explain the factors that impact mattress cost and some potential added costs. To wrap up, we’ll answer some of the most frequently asked questions about mattress cost?

Average Cost of Mattresses by Size

Most mattress companies carry at least six standard mattress sizes.

Mattress SizeMattress DimensionsMattress Cost
Twin38 inches by 75 inches$300-$600
Twin XL38 inches by 80 inches$450-$750
Full54 inches by 75 inches$600-$900
Queen60 inches by 80 inches$750-$1,050
King76 inches by 80 inches$900-$1,200
California king72 inches by 84 inches$1,050-$1,350

Twin

A twin size mattress is the best option for single sleepers on a budget. Twin mattresses run cheap and are perfect for small bedrooms or studio apartments. Taller sleepers or heavier sleepers may feel too cramped in a twin size bed.

Twin beds cost between $300 and $600 on average. Your twin mattress should measure 38 inches by 75 inches.

Twin XL

Twin XL size mattresses are common in college dorms and teenager’s rooms. These beds offer additional legroom to accommodate larger sleepers better. Similar to twin size beds, twin XL beds are cost-effective and space-saving.

A twin XL mattress typically costs between $450 and $750. Your twin XL size bed should measure 38 inches by 80 inches.

Full

Stepping up to a full size mattress allows room for either one adult sleeper or two children. Full beds offer extra width to allow for more space when alternating sleep positions or rolling over. A full mattress costs between $600 and $900. Your full size bed will measure 54 inches by 75 inches.

Queen

Queen size mattresses are the most popular mattress size because they best accommodate adult couples. A queen bed can comfortably sleep two average-sized adults.

Queen mattresses cost between $750 and $1,050. Standard queen beds measure 60 inches by 80 inches.

King

A king size mattress is for larger couples or couples who need extra room to sleep without issues. Some couples prefer large king size beds because they offer enough space to co-sleep with their kids. Regardless, king mattresses are one of the largest and most expensive mattress sizes.

Split king beds that feature two-twin XL size mattresses are also an option for couples with differing support needs. A split king bed pairs well with an adjustable base. Your king bed may cost between $900 and $1,350. A king size mattress measures 76 inches by 80 inches.

California King

California king size mattresses require a large, spacious bedroom and a flexible budget. Larger and taller couples who bed share with their kids love the abundance of room that a California king mattress offers. Your California king bed may cost between $1,050 and $1,350. A California king mattress measures 72 inches by 84 inches.

Cost for Mattresses by Type

When choosing a type of mattress it is key to take your unique needs and overall health into account. You want to choose a mattress with good materials and greater comfort than your existing mattress.

Mattress TypeCost for a Queen Size Mattress
Airbed$200
Memory Foam$1,150
Innerspring$950
Hybrid$1,700
Latex$2,000

Air Bed

Air beds are not ideal for long-term or permanent use. However, they are a cheap option for short-term use or vacation trips in your RV. Due to their affordable price, air beds are not very durable or supportive. Those with specific joint pain or support needs shouldn’t sleep on an air mattress.

Memory Foam

Memory foam mattresses are supportive and offer pressure point relief for a variety of different sleepers. Their thicker comfort layer gives you body-hugging and contouring support. Lightweight sleepers, in particular, find memory foam beds to be beneficial and comfortable.

Your memory foam mattress can cost between $100 and $2,500 depending on the size, type of foam, specialty materials, and natural materials used in production. Higher-density foam adds to the price of a memory foam bed. Still, many memory foam mattresses under $1000 feature durable foams.

Innerspring

Innerspring mattresses are a good option for heavier sleepers or those on a budget. While innerspring mattresses aren’t the most supportive sleep surface, they do offer a responsive design and superior edge support. A traditional innerspring mattress can cost between $100 and $2,000.

Hybrid

Hybrid mattresses are a crossover between a memory foam bed and an innerspring bed. This style of mattress features a 2 to 3-inch comfort layer and a spring support system. The number of different components and layers that go into producing this mattress impact its price. Hybrid models can have a price tag as high as $5,000.

Latex

Latex beds are preferable for larger sleepers who want a more responsive, bouncy sleep surface. Natural latex mattress, don’t have issues with heat retention or sinking into the bed like you would with a memory foam mattress. We discuss the many differences between these two materials in our memory foam vs latex mattress guide.

Latex mattresses can run expensive if you opt for a natural or organic latex mattress over a synthetic latex or blended latex bed. You can expect to pay between $1,000 and $2,000 for a latex mattress.

Which is the Right Mattress for Me?

Aside from the cost, there are several other different factors to include in your mattress buying decision. Those who live in warmer climates or who suffer from night sweats need to pay special attention to breathability. A cooling mattress helps hot sleepers rest undisturbed.

Latex mattresses and gel memory foam mattresses are known for sleeping cool and preventing overheating. Hybrid and innerspring mattresses also promote airflow, thanks to their coil support systems.

If you’re a light sleeper or sleep with a partner, you’ll need to invest in a bed with good motion isolation. Memory foam beds have the best isolation, while spring or coil-based beds can be noisy. You also need to consider what type of feel and support you’re looking for in a mattress for couples. Some beds offer more contouring, while others provide a bouncy or springy feeling.

Mattress durability, or how long a mattress will last, is also important. You probably won’t be able to get as many years of use out of a cheap new bed as you would a high quality, more expensive one. When investing in a good value mattress, you want to be sure it comes with a warranty.

If your mattress comes with a warranty, like a 25-year or a lifetime warranty, be sure you aren’t doing anything to void that warranty. You can find this information on the mattress brand website, the fine print on tag descriptions, or ask your salesperson.

Purchasing a mattress that comes with a sleep trial period is also helpful. Some manufacturers offer a 30, 60, 90, or 100-night sleep trial with their mattresses. If you find your mattress isn’t comfortable or doesn’t meet your needs, you can return it. In some instances, there is a mandatory 14-day break-in period before you can send the mattress back.

Extra Costs to Look At

Mattress pricing isn’t the only thing you’ll need to factor into your shopping budget. The following factors may need to be included when you’re trying to find a good deal on a new bed.

Bed Frame

You should always pair your mattress with an appropriate bed frame. Certain mattresses, like memory foam mattresses, cannot be paired with metal bed frames. Metal bed frames are durable and come at a fair price. You’ll likely spend $50 to $250 on a bed frame.

Bed Foundation

Most mattresses aren’t designed to be placed directly onto the bed frame. You’ll need to purchase a bed base to put in between your mattress and frame. Bunkie boards are popular and cost $50 to $150.

Box springs cost $100 to $250 and are only necessary for innerspring mattresses. Putting a memory foam mattress on a box spring can damage the mattress’s make-up and cause premature sagging. A sagging mattress can cause back pain and other issues.

Bedding

If your current comforter, sheets, and other bedding are worn out, it’s a good idea to invest in a new set for your new mattress. Bedding sets can cost $50 to $400 depending on sheet materials and the number of items in the set.

Mattress Removal

In some cases, it may be easier to pay $50 or $100 for mattress removal services than to go through the hassle of getting rid of the mattress yourself. Mattresses cannot be put out on the curb for the garbageman to be picked up. They need to be donated, recycled, or repurposed.

Cost of Shipping

A lot of mattress companies will ship your mattress to you for free if you live in the contiguous U.S. Others charge a fee to ship to Alaska and Hawaii. If they don’t offer shipping outside of the contiguous U.S., you may have to pay a freight forwarding service.

Home Delivery and White Glove Delivery

If you’re opting to buy your mattress in-store and then have it delivered at a later time, you may have to pay a small $50 delivery fee.

A more upscale version of home delivery is white glove delivery. With white glove delivery, a team not only drops your mattress off but will bring it inside your home and set it up in your bedroom, taking away your old mattress when they’re done. Sometimes white glove delivery is included, but often it’s an added cost.

Return Terms

Most companies offer some sort of return policy. There is a chance that you’ll have to pay for return shipping. Keep in mind that some returns may come in the form of store credit instead of cash back.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a memory foam mattress cost?

Memory foam mattresses can cost between $600 and $1,200. How much your memory foam mattress costs depends on what size and type you get. Plant-based, gel-infused, or copper-infused memory foam mattresses are more expensive than a traditional memory foam mattress.

How many layers of foam are present and foam density also impact the initial purchase price. Synthetic materials and extra features can contribute to retail prices as well. On average, a memory foam mattress costs $900.

How much does a hybrid mattress cost?

Hybrid mattresses run expensive due to the number of different materials and mattress technologies they contain. Because these mattresses feature both a thick foam comfort layer and a steel spring base, they can run between $1,200 and $2,000. The average cost of a hybrid bed is $1,500.

How much does an innerspring mattress cost?

Innerspring mattresses are typically the cheapest mattress option, aside from airbeds and air mattresses. These mattresses have a purchase price between $300 and $1,200, depending on the number of coils and types of coils used. The average standard innerspring bed costs $900.

How much does a gel mattress cost?

A gel memory foam mattress features superior cooling ability and optimal breathability. Therefore, gel mattresses are often higher in price than standard memory foam mattresses. Gel mattresses cost between $300 and $5,000, with an average price of $2,000.

How much does an air mattress cost?

Air mattresses are cheap but not very durable. It is not recommended that anyone sleep on an air mattress for an extended period of time. Air mattresses range in price from $50 to $5,000. Most shoppers spend $100 to $200 on an air mattress.

Conclusion

Mattress shopping doesn’t have to be overwhelming or expensive. Most mattresses come in a wide range of prices, sizes, and support options. Choosing the mattress that is right for you and fits your budget may require some looking around. Conventional mattresses cost about $1,500.

You may spend more or less than this on your mattress, depending on its size and type. Larger king size mattresses are more expensive than their twin-size counterparts.

Mortar stores and online mattress companies both have a range of different offerings for mattress types. Memory foam mattresses, latex mattresses, and hybrid mattresses often cost more than innerspring mattresses or air beds. Better sleep may just be a new mattress away for some.

This article is for informational purposes and should not replace advice from your doctor or other medical professional.

Andrew Russell, Wellness Writer Andrew Russell

Andrew Russell is a part-time writer and full-time sleep enthusiast. At Zoma, Andrew lends his sleep expertise and writes many of our “better sleep” guides. Outside of Zoma, Andrew puts his advice to the test, always trying new ways to get deeper, more restorative sleep. We appreciate Andrew because he doesn’t give advice that he doesn’t follow himself, so you can feel confident his solutions for better sleep really do the trick. Andrew's work has been featured on Ladders, Bright Side, and several other publications.

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