Lawn Mower Cost

Cost of a Lawn Mower

Last Updated on May 26, 2022 | Written by CPA Alec Pow
First Published on May 26, 2022 | Content Reviewed by Certified CFA CFA Alexander Popivker

If you have your own house, you can consider yourself lucky. Nothing compares to a relaxing moment in the garden, in the evening, after a stressful day at the office, an outdoor family dinner, or a party with friends. However, living in a house, in addition to the many benefits, comes with a number of responsibilities. In addition to fixing up the house, you will also need to fix up your garden and have all the necessary equipment to maintain it.

The good part is that today’s technology and appliances make your work and effort easier and save you time. For example, a quality lawn mower will make this task a lot easier for you, in an efficient way, saving a lot of time and taking considerably less effort. A lawnmower is the best tool for your lawn. It is a device with a motor and a cutting blade that must only be pushed on the surface of the grass. So how much would a lawnmower cost?

How much does a lawn mower cost?

The amount of money you are going to spend on a lawnmower depends on your needs for your lawn. There are lawn mowers that cost only around $155, while others cost more than $2,100. For example, you can purchase the cheapest lawn mower at Home Depot for $95, while the most expensive is $2,300. Though, the average cost of a lawnmower would be around $650.

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Cost of lawn mowers by type

There is such a huge difference between prices because there are many types of lawnmowers. You can buy a standard push lawn mower or you can purchase a riding lawn mower that lets you sit and ride it as a tractor, which is more expensive.

So, the cost of a lawn mower is greatly influenced by the type of mower you want. There are three types of mowers: rear engine mowers, electric push mowers, and gas self-propelled mowers. In the table below you will find the average costs of each of these lawn mowers.


Lawn Mower Type Average Price
Rear Engine $2,300
Gas Self Propelled $500
Electric Push $175

Electric Push Mower Cost

Electric push mowers are recommended for those who have small lawns where the grass does not grow really high. This type of mower is not as strong as its gas counterparts but still does its job very well. Plan on spending anywhere between $95 and $210 for an electric lawnmower.

Gas Powered, Self-Propelled Mower Cost

Gas-powered mowers would be a great investment for those who have large lawns, with thick and unruly grass. There are two types of gas-powered mowers, self-propelled and push. When turned on self-propelled mowers will push forward themselves. These are great when you have to deal with sloping lawns. Expect to pay around $430 for a self-propelled lawn mower, which is double the cost of an electric mower.

Rear Engine Lawn Mower Cost

The rear engine lawn mowers are specially designed for those who have large and tough lawns, and for those who are unable to cut their grass due to a physical disability. This grass cutting machine resembles mini-tractors and costs anywhere between $1,150 and $3,200.

Cost of Lawn Mowers by Brand

Some of the most popular brands of lawn mowers are Honda, Ryobi, Troy-Bilt, Swisher, Toro, and Sun Joe. Obviously, some brands will be more expensive than others. For example, Ryobi lawnmowers, which run on a chargeable lithium-ion battery, cost anywhere between $155 and $550. Both self-propelled and walk-behind push mowers from Ryobi are electrically powered.

On the other hand, Toro offers a large variety of high-quality gas options, with prices starting at around $310 and going up to $550. Also, this brand has a gas model with an electric start at a cost of around $1,000.

If you are on a budget, you can choose a Troy-Built lawnmower as this costs anywhere between $210 and $420. Troy-Built offers both walk-behind and self-propelled lawnmowers.

Some of the more expensive lawn-mowers are those from Honda. Most of their lawnmowers have an electric start and cost anywhere between $550 and $1,100.

The best lawn mower: what to look for?

Tractor Like Lawn MowerWhen you want the best lawn mower, you need a tool that gives you enough power to maintain your entire yard without any problems. It should be easy to start, easy to use, and easy to handle. Also, a quality product with the highest possible warranty is recommended, because you do not want to change the mower every year.

The ideal lawnmower should be easy to use. Look for a large wheeled device that can be easily pushed over uneven terrain.

The handle is also important. It must be adjustable in height to allow you to use the machine comfortably for long periods of time.

Most lawn mowers offer three options to cut grass. It can be thrown on the sides of the mower; it can be collected in a special container or it can be mulched.

The best lawn mowers have foldable handles to optimize storage space. They are also equipped with a bag as large as possible that is easy to assemble and disassemble.

Some products will have a protective coating against moisture, herbicides, and other chemicals that can damage the device over time.

Last but not least, the best lawn mower should be easy to start because it is not convenient to struggle for half an hour to turn on the appliance.

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