Our expert team has tested over 1000 mattresses in the past 5 years. The cheapest start from around $200 and the most expensive will set you back more than $20,000! So it begs the question – how much should I spend on a new mattress? Let’s have a look at 5 different price categories (for a queen size mattress) and provide you with our best answer!
1. “I’m on a tight budget”
We totally understand you may not be in a position to spend much on a mattress at this point in your life. Or perhaps you just need something basic for the guest room. It is tough to find a decent mattress for under $500, but we managed to find a few that aren’t too bad. Here are our top picks in this price category:
- Giselle Euro Support Comfort Plush Top (Evopia) – $398
- Value Select Plush (Chiropedic) – $399
- Wonderest Mattress (Clark Rubber) – $499
2. “I want good value”
Mattress quality improves noticeably when you move up into this price bracket. Even if you’re on a budget, see if you can stretch yourself into this range. There are some great value options in this category, particularly from around $700 upwards. Our top picks in this range are:
- The Slumba Mattress (Slumba) – $600
- The Eva Mattress (Eva) – $750
- The Englander Boston (Beds n Dreams) – $949*
3. “I want a good mattress”
This is the range where most Aussies are happy to spend when it comes to buying a new mattress. There are some very good mattresses in this range, and you’ll find many of them to be comfortable, supportive, and durable. If this is your preferred budget, our top picks are:
- The Allay Nature (Chiropedic) – $1199
- The Sleeping Duck Pro Mattress (Sleeping Duck) – $1349
- The Orthokinetic Splendour (Amart Furniture) – $1799
4. “I’m happy to spend to get a great mattress”
In this price bracket, you really can get as good a mattress as anyone would need. It’s our opinion that you don’t need to spend much more than about $3000 on a mattress, and in this range you’ll find many high quality mattresses that come with a real sense of of class and sophistication. The best ones here are:
- The Neoluxe Vantage Silver (Beds n Dreams) – $2649*
- The Cloud 9 Classic Comfort (Chiropedic) – $2899
- The Silent Partner Aria (Forty Winks) – $4299
5. “I want the very best”
If you’re in the fortunate position where you can spend over $5000 on a new mattress, there are some magnificent products in this price range. Interestingly though, we often preferred mattresses in the $2000 – $5000 bracket. In any case, here are our top picks in this price category:
- The Cocoon Magnolia (Beds R Us) – $6199
- The Silent Partner Chateau (Forty Winks) – $7599
- The SleepMaker Milano (David Jones) – $11,999
So how much should I spend?
This will obviously be different for each person based on your life situation, but here are 3 price points (for a queen size) that seem to give the best ‘bang for buck’:
Price point 1: Around $900
Price point 2: Around $1800
Price point 3: Around $2600
We know that buying a new mattress can be confusing and stressful. It’s not usually something that’s budgeted for, and so the tendency is to spend as little as possible. But in the context of getting a good night’s sleep, we would encourage everyone to stretch your budget as best you can into each of those price points above. You won’t regret getting a great mattress, even if it did cost a little more than you planned. After all, you’ll be using it every night – and that’s something worth spending on.
So which price point suits you best? This should give you a good idea as to how much you should spend on your next mattress.
We hope that this article assists you in deciding on a new mattress but if have any questions at all, please contact us. We are here to help!
*This discounted price is a special Bedbuyer price that may differ from the price indicated on the Beds n Dreams website. To claim this discounted price with the additional coupon, please contact us.
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