How Much Should I Pay For a Mattress? 

How Much Should I Pay For a Mattress? 

According to Science Direct, an uncomfortable mattress type can interfere with sleep quality, deep sleep, as well as wake after sleep onset. If this won’t make you think twice about switching your cheap mattress for a better quality one, think about the effects it has on your back health.

So, naturally, if you’re experiencing any sleep or back issues, you’re probably looking for a better mattress. We are here to guide you in that quest and by the end of this article, you will know the average mattress prices that can help you decide how much you should pay for a mattress.

Mattress Types & Their Average Prices


Price Range

Average Prices for Double Mattress

Average Prices for Queen Size Mattress

Price Category



Low end: AU$250-400

High end: AU$400-500

Low end: AU$350-550

High end: AU$1,500-3,500+





Low end: AU$250-400

High end: AU$400-500

Low end: AU$350-550

High end: AU$1,500-3,500+





Low end: AU$550-900

High end: AU$900-1,900

Low end: AU$1,000-1,400

High end: AU$1,400-3,700+


Hybrid Beds


Low end:


High end: AU$1,400-2,500

Low end: AU$400-900

High end: AU$1,700-3,1000+


Premium Mattresses

Why Do Mattresses Prices Vary in Cost?

When it comes to buying mattresses, you usually get what you pay for in terms of quality. This includes many factors, which we’ll consider separately below.

Noise Level 

Innerspring mattresses may be noisy due to their coil support base. As time goes by, these innerspring coils lose their springiness and strength which may lead to you hearing a squeaky noise while moving in bed. 

Memory foam mattresses, on the other hand, are silent under all circumstances. If you do hear noises, however, this might mean that your foundation is either broken or poorly assembled. 

As with memory foam, latex mattresses are not known for being noisy. 

Hybrid mattresses can also become squeaky with time and use depending on the quality of coils that the manufacturers used.

Edge Support

Edge support is the first thing that pops into mattresses fanatics’ minds when an innerspring mattress is mentioned. This is because the system was specifically to safeguard the mattress from sagging, as the inner springs require a supportive edge.

A memory foam mattress doesn’t have edge support, however, some that are thick enough don’t really need it anyway, as they are not vulnerable to sagging or spreading. 

A latex mattress doesn’t normally come with any particular edge support due to the absence of a supportive spring system. 

Well-designed hybrid mattresses will come with increased springs around their edges, which makes them some of the best mattresses when it comes to edge support. 


Latex, hybrid, and memory foam mattresses usually come with an off-gassing smell (this smell also happens with pillows) that normally evaporates in the air within the first few days of usage. Innerspring mattresses, on the other hand, don’t have any odour upon opening.


When it comes to durability, all-natural latex beds come out on top as they usually last two to three years longer than hybrids, foam, and innerspring beds. However, no one could determine the lifespan of a mattress with certainty, as it mostly depends on the quality of its supportive base and how well you take care of it.

Is Buying a Mattress Online Cheaper Than Buying From a Brick-and-Mortar Store?

If you ask us - yes - and here’s why. 

As with shopping for other bedding products, buying a mattress can be more affordable online since retailers are paying sky-high rents for shop fronts that automatically increase the cost of their products.

Additionally, a new mattress cost could be significantly lower online because you can purchase it directly from the mattress companies that manufacture it, and effectively steer clear of retailers and additional transportation fees. In fact, getting the mattress directly from the manufacturer means that the product will have a lower carbon footprint.

Another reason why online stores will save you money is that they might offer free shipping - as it is with our own products that Australians can get not only for free, but through carbon neutral shipping!

So, How Much Should I Spend on a Mattress? 

According to our research and experience, you should prepare to spend somewhere between AU$1,500 AU$3,000 for a queen-sized, high-quality mattress that is durable, comfortable, and conforms to your body to ease pressure points and back pain. Although there are more expensive, higher-end mattresses, you can truly find your perfect fit somewhere within this range.

If you are on a tight budget, however, you can find some decent options under AU$1,000. 

Final Takeaway 

Buying the perfect mattress doesn’t have to be a bad experience for you as there are plenty of high-quality mattresses out there within a reasonable price range. Keep in mind that in addition to specifying your budget, you should also consider factors such as the type of warranty, materials, size, and other specific features that a mattress offers before making a final decision.