Mattresses can vary hugely in price, and run into the thousands, but the general rule is you should buy the best quality mattress that you can afford at the time.
Given that we spend a third of our lives asleep, and that good quality sleep is so integral to our health and well-being, it’s worth narrowing down the type of mattress that will be most suitable and spending some time researching the various options.
Thankfully, the most expensive does not always mean the most comfortable, so you’ll still sleep soundly on the less expensive kind, however, you should expect to replace it sooner.
Also, consider how often the mattress will be used. For example, you can easily spend less on a mattress for a guest room than for a master bed.
SO, HOW MUCH SHOULD I SPEND ON A NEW MATTRESS?
Budget mattress price - expect to pay $170 - $870
Mid-range mattress price - expect to pay $870 - $1,720
Luxury mattress price - expect to pay upwards of $3,440
Too cheap, and the mattress will be thin, uncomfortable, and badly made. Make your investment go further by taking good care of your mattress and using a mattress protector to ward off stains and spills.
WHAT AFFECTS THE COST OF A MATTRESS?
The size, type, filling, and materials used will all effect the price of a mattress, and if it is new, used or refurbished.
Memory foam mattresses tend to be the most affordable, while traditional spring, pocket spring, and hybrid mattresses can cost more. Bespoke, handmade, all-natural material mattresses are the most expensive.
Outside of raw materials and labour, there is also the cost of transport and logistics, where it is made, the retailer mark up, cost of retail space (or not for online sellers) and associated advertising and marketing costs that can all bump up the price.
WHAT ARE THE BEST AFFORDABLE MATTRESSES?
Made with 100% recyclable materials, our best-selling, award-winning Hybrid® mattress comes with a risk-free 100 night trial, 10 year guarantee, free carbon neutral delivery and flexible financing. It’s available in every size, from a Twin up to a King.
Simba’s range of hybrid and organic mattresses suit all budgets, from the affordable Hybrid 1500 up to the Hybrid 5000 Pro Flex; our plushest, most indulgent model.