Whether it’s for companionship or a collection, buying a love doll is a serious investment — and sometimes, a large one! Lower-end to higher-end dolls range from a few dozen to several of thousands of dollars.

Before you consider pricing, it’s important to have a strong understanding of love dolls. If you haven’t already, first read our introduction to sex dolls here.


The first thing you’ll need to decide is how much you are willing to spend. At $3,000 – $4,000, you’ll be getting top-tier quality — any prices in excess of this are generally for custom builds and alterations.

In this price range, you can expect every doll to be made with the best materials, skilled craftsmanship, and keen attention to detail.


When it comes to silicone, you’ll often find sex dolls made with medical-grade, platinum-cured, macro-molecule silicone. Sealing silicone with platinum makes love dolls much more durable, and prevents skin oozing. Keep in mind that not all manufacturers will use the platinum-curing technology. Make sure to check for platinum-cured silicone, because at a high-end price you should be getting high-end materials

Premium dolls generally have a better skeletal framework than the cheaper versions, allowing them to be placed in a wider range of realistic poses. Higher-end joints will stay tight and sturdy over a longer period of time.

When buying a more expensive silicone sex doll, you’ll be met with a huge range of options for customization. You can choose the shape and size of breasts and butts, particular skin tones and blemishes, facial features, or even the feeling of the vagina. Explore all the different things you can choose when buying a doll here.


Dolls made with a silicone-urethane mixture or thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) are becoming an increasingly popular choice. High-end dolls are usually made of silicone, but TPE can also be bought at a higher price. The reason for choosing TPE is preference — some people find they like the feeling of it better than silicone.

TPE dolls require a different kind of maintenance and a more intensive cleaning routine than silicone dolls, but many doll owners still prefer the rubber-based material. Learn how to clean and sterilize a TPE doll properly here.

Understand that TPE dolls generally have a shorter shelf life than silicone due to natural atrophy through gravity and usage. Because of this, TPE dolls can be found for both above and below $3,000, depending on the degree of customization and the manufacturer. Learn more about TPE dolls here.


If you are on a budget, many great sex doll options still exist for less than $3000. From the $2,000 to $3,000 range, you can find less expensive TPE dolls. And for several hundreds of dollars, you can find both fabric and blow-up doll options. (Better understand sex dolls material options here).


Fabric or cloth sex dolls are not as realist-looking or customizable as their silicone or TPE counterparts, but they can still be a brilliant option for a budget-conscious owner. Cloth dolls have been made for hundreds of years — in fact, the very first types of dolls to exist were fabric dolls!

Some people prefer the look, touch, and weight of a cloth love doll. They often come with high quality removable vaginal orifices made of silicone. One can expect to pay between $400 – $1,000 for a customized fabric doll.


Blow-up dolls are a great option for the cost-conscious buyer. Made famous by films like Lars and the Real Girl, what you lose in realism you keep in your wallet.

Many owners prefer inflatable dolls as they are easy to store, are not heavy, and can be bought for as low as $25 (up to $250+). Because manufacturing a real doll is not nearly as intensive as a silicone or TPE doll, the different options for look, feel, and size are vast. See our full primer on blow-up dolls.


PU foam (polyurethane foam) dolls are a newer addition to the market that are sold at a very attractive price. The main upsides of these dolls are their inexpensiveness, their light weight, and their hyper-realistic looks.

PU foam dolls are currently only made by DS Doll and are distributed by their select partners globally. They start at just $399 for a full-sized (5’3″) model.


When you buy a sex doll, you get what you pay for. The lower the price of a doll, the lower the quality of the finish. Cheaper dolls may have visible seams along the limbs — some owners care about this and some do not. Small imperfections generally won’t affect a doll’s functionality, but they will impact overall aesthetics and realism.

On the lower end of the pricing spectrum, you can expect to find fewer customization options and less deft skeletal systems. Sometimes manufacturers will cut out accessories or clothing to save on costs.

This doesn’t at all mean you can not find a good doll for less than $3,000. Less expensive TPE dolls are a wonderful option — though they may be less durable and polished, TPE dolls look and feel almost the same as their silicone alternatives. Fabric dolls, which can be found on a budget, can be comforting and warm. And if you really don’t have much to spend, a great quality inflatable doll can be found for ~$250 or less.