The 7 Most Expensive Cat Breeds Money Can Buy

White Frame Corner
White Frame Corner

Average cost: $1,000–$2,000 Known for friendly nature, especially good with kids and pets. Built for snowy winters with large paws and extra toes. Prone to genetic heart condition.

Maine Coon

Average cost: $1,000–$2,600 Exotic breed created by crossing Donskoy and Oriental Shorthair. Hairless or fuzzy, chatty, and ideal cuddling companions.


Average cost: $1,500–$2,500 Recognized by folded ears due to osteochondrodysplasia. Intelligent, adaptable, and favored for their unique appearance.

Scottish Fold

Average cost: $1,500–$3,000 Known for clean bill of health and smokey blue coat. Happy to cuddle but prefers not to be picked up. Inspired the Cheshire Cat.

British Shorthair

Average cost: $1,500–$3,000 Large, ultra-fluffy cats with blue eyes and gentle temperament. Extremely social, loyal, and prone to weight and health issues.


Average cost: $1,500–$3,000 Distinctive bluish-gray coat, clean and orderly cats. Reserved but loyal once they trust you, prefer clean litter boxes.

Russian Blue

Average cost: $2,800–$3,500 Persian-Siamese hybrid known for gentle temperament and luxurious coat. Requires daily grooming and prefers quiet affection.