How Much Should I Spend on a Mattress? (2022)

How Much Does a Mattress Cost? A Complete Guide to Mattress Prices in 2022 

Mattresses are one of those products that truly run the gamut in pricing. You’ll find discount options for $200 and top-tier luxury models for $200,000. But don’t be shocked by high-end figures; you can easily find a high-quality mattress that suits your support and comfort needs for under $2,000. 

How much a specific mattress model costs depends on wide-ranging factors, including its dimensions, materials, construction, the brand’s margins, and the markup if you buy it from a third-party retailer. But for mattress shoppers, two key elements make the most significant difference in pricing: mattress size and mattress type. 

In this guide, we’ll walk you through these factors, average mattress prices in 2022, and how to find a high-quality mattress at a fair price. For quick reference, we’ve provided our Mattress Cost Cheat Sheet below, but be sure to read the full article for useful background information. 

Table of Contents
Mattress Cost Cheat Sheet
Mattress Sizes and Mattress Types
Mattress Pricing Guide
More Mattress Shopping Tips
Shop Premium Mattresses at an Affordable Price


Mattress Cost Cheat Sheet

Range

Innerspring

Foam

Latex

Hybrid 

Budget 

$200 - $1,000

$700 - $1,000

$700 - $1,500

$900 - $1,500 

Value 

$1,000 - $1,500 

$1,000 - $1,800

$1,500 - $2,000

$1,500 - $3,000

High End 

$1,500+ 

$1,800 - $2,000+

$2,000 - $3,500

$3,000 - $3,800

Nolah

NA

$899 - $1,299

$1,199

$1,599


Note: The figures in this table reflect average queen-size mattress prices at a selection of top mattress brands.

Mattress Sizes and Mattress Types 

Naturally, the larger the mattress, the more raw materials and labor it requires to build and thus the more it costs. Our Mattress Size Guide explores each option in greater detail, but the chart below summarizes each standard size in the U.S. mattress market. 

Mattress Size

Width

Length

Surface Area

Twin

38”

75”

2,850 in²

Twin XL

30”

80” 

3,040 in²

Full

53”

75”

4,050 in²

Queen

60”

80”

4,800 in²

King

76” 

80”

6,080 in²

California King 

72"

84”

6,048 in²


Meanwhile, the type of mattress you choose determines the materials used and the complexity of its construction, dictating the overall price. 

Mattress shoppers can check out our Mattress Material Guide for information on the most common mattress types: innerspring, foam, latex, and hybrids. We recommend giving this decision much thought, as a mattress’s make and materials determine its firmness, feel, pressure-relieving qualities, cooling capabilities, and supportiveness. 

Mattress Pricing Guide 

Now, let’s dive into some common mattress cost and quality questions! Hopefully, this information will help you differentiate between fair prices and unjustified markups. That way, you can shop with confidence and spot the best deal.

How Much Does a Queen Mattress Cost?

Thanks to their versatility for single sleepers and couples, queen mattresses are the most common mattress size. They’re also in the middle of the mattress size spectrum, making queen models a convenient benchmark for comparing mattress costs. For the remainder of this guide, we’ll use queen-size mattresses as our pricing reference points.

Again, it depends on the mattress type you choose—but generally speaking, you can expect to pay $200 to $1,500 for a budget queen-size mattress, $1,000 to $3,000 for a value option, and $1,500 to $3,800 for a high-end model.

How Much Does an Innerspring Mattress Cost?

Innerspring mattresses pre-date modern foam, latex, and hybrid mattresses and remain the most common type of mattress on the market. If you want the cheapest mattress you can find, it’ll likely be an innerspring mattress, as these base models cost the least to make. That said, you can also find high-quality innerspring mattresses with a higher price tag to match. 

For a queen, you’ll likely pay $200 to $1,000 for a budget innerspring mattress, $1,000 to $1,500 for a value innerspring mattress, and $1,500-plus for a high-end innerspring mattress. 

So, what sets innerspring mattresses apart? The following features add comfort, support, and durability to innerspring beds. They improve mattress quality and, in turn, increase the cost of production and the price you pay. 

What to Look for in a Quality Innerspring Mattress 

  • Individually-wrapped (pocketed) coils for better responsiveness and motion isolation

  • Support zones  
  • Enhanced edge support coils or rails 

How Much Does a Foam Mattress Cost?

Foam mattresses offer better contouring, pressure relief, and motion isolation than innerspring mattresses, making them ideal for couples and sleepers who like extra cushioning around their bones and joints. However, foam mattresses can drastically vary in quality because brands often use unique foam formulas, some significantly better and stronger than others. 

At Nolah, we use our proprietary polyfoam, Nolah AirFoam™, for our all-foam mattress models. Testing shows that AirFoam™ offers four times more pressure relief, 20 percent faster heat dissipation, and 300 percent better durability than standard memory foam.

Due to significant differences in foam quality, a queen-size foam mattress can cost anywhere from $700 to $2,000. Typically, budget foam mattresses cost $700 to $1,000, value foam mattresses average $1,000 to $1,800, and high-end foam mattresses start in the $1,800 to $2,000 range. 

What to Look for in a Quality Foam Mattress

  • Stay away from memory foam (viscoelastic polyurethane foam), which uses harsh, heat-trapping chemicals and fluctuates in firmness based on temperature changes

  • Breathable foam structure for cooling and ventilation 
  • Look at durability testing data and pressure-relief maps 

How Much Does a Latex Mattress Cost?

Latex foam mattresses cost more than their polyfoam mattress counterparts, but they’re known for their exceptional durability, pressure relief, and breathability. Plus, all-natural latex is a hypoallergenic and sustainably-sourced material, making it popular among eco-conscious shoppers. 

In 2022, you can expect to pay around $700 to $1,500 for an entry-level queen latex mattress. Value models typically cost $1,500 to $2,000, and high-end latex mattresses usually go for $2,000 to $3,500. 

What to Look for in a Quality Latex Mattress

  • Stay away from synthetic latex foam 
  • Look for a latex mattress that uses other natural materials, like wool, cotton, and other plant fibers 

How Much Does a Hybrid Mattress Cost? 

Hybrid mattresses are hailed as the most advanced models, often including the latest sleep technology features. These multi-layer mattresses place foam (memory foam, polyfoam, or latex) on top of a coil system, combining contouring comfort with maximum spring support. 

Due to their numerous layers and more complex construction, hybrid mattresses cost more than any other mattress type. But, they pack in more features and last for the long haul. On average, entry-level hybrid mattresses cost $900 to $1,500 for a queen. Value models typically cost $1,500 to $3,000 and high-end models usually range from $3,000 to $3,800. 

What to Look for in a Quality Hybrid Mattress

  • Avoid memory foam for the comfort layers, opting for a non-viscoelastic polyfoam natural latex instead

  • Individually-wrapped (pocketed) coils for better responsiveness and motion isolation

  • Support zones

  • Enhanced edge support coils or rails

More Mattress Shopping Tips

Remember, a new mattress is a long-term investment. A quality bed will help you get the rest you need for 10-plus years, so it’s worth it to thoroughly research your options and find the best bed that fits your budget. Our Mattress Buying Guide can help identify exactly what you need from your mattress, and we’ve also gathered a few general tips for finding a good deal below: 

  • Buy your new bed around major holidays. Most mattress brands, including Nolah, offer significant savings around Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Black Friday/Cyber Monday, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve. 
  • Choose an online mattress company with free shipping, a sleep trial, and at least a 10-year warranty.
  • When comparing mattresses, look for real data, like durability testing performance and pressure relief maps. 
  • Read and watch video reviews from real customers and trusted third-party review platforms.

Shop Premium Mattresses at an Affordable Price

At Nolah, our queen-size mattresses range from $899 to $1,599. How do we offer premium, durable mattresses at affordable prices? It boils down to our business practices. 

Nolah is a direct-to-consumer brand, meaning we exclusively sell our products online, shipping straight from our factories to your door. Without showrooms, we cut overhead costs, passing those savings along to customers. Plus, we make all our mattresses right here in the U.S.A., avoiding expensive overseas transportation and ensuring quality craftsmanship. Buying your mattress directly from Nolah also avoids third-party retailers who have to markup products to make a profit. 

If you’re nervous about ordering a mattress online without testing it—don’t worry! Every mattress purchase includes a 120-night trial period. Nolah offers all-foam, foam hybrid, and latex hybrid models, meaning you have plenty of options, depending on your unique sleep needs and budget.


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