Prices on the items I list below will vary, depending on your state, country, online or in store, how many rabbits you have, indoor or outdoor, etc.
Below are just the "averages" I have seen in-store and online.
Make sure you do your research and know how much all the rabbit supplies will cost in your area, before you start looking for a rabbit.
All photos courtesy of Amazon.com, PetCo, PetSmart, and Google.com
ONE TIME CHARGE:
The following are purchases you usually only need to make once, before you buy your rabbit. The startup cost of a getting a rabbit is similar to the startup cost of a dog or cat; it can get very expensive.
CAGE: varies from $60 - $200+
If you have a house rabbit, you can use a dog playpen as a cage and stay as low as $30 for the cage!
Combs and nail clippers can be purchased at the dollar store to save extra money!
The following typically needs to be purchased every month.
PELLETS: $5 - $12
treats such as veggies and fruits should be avoided until the rabbit is 6mos old!
You will also need to think about possible emergency vet trips. These can be very expensive, and they depend on the vet, your area, and the circumstance as well as the rabbit involved.
Using the lowest prices listed here for everything, the startup MINIMUM cost for a rabbit varies around $77!*
Using the highest prices listed, the (varied) high price the startup cost for a rabbit could be $431!*
I think when I started out with my house rabbit, her startup cost was around $100. *
Lowest monthly cost: $23
Highest monthly cost: $42
I spent an average of $30 per month on my one house rabbit, Elsie.
*these prices do not include vet care!
Rabbits can be very affordable. They can also be expensive! Compared to most pets (dogs and cats), rabbits are pretty affordable each month, though!