Market Research for moving furniture in United States

United States is generally an expensive country, and residents in the state have higher than average incomes. Therefore, moving to USA may cost up to a few grand. Of course, these price ranges depend on several factors which are discussed below:


Calculating a moving estimate depend on several factors as mentioned below:


  • Volume
  • Weight
  • Time
  • Distance
  • Additional services

Another thing is that the estimate may not always be the final price. There are hiccups along the way like traffic or extra volume, that can add to the price. Also, note that movers typically rely on tips as part of their income,

The average cost of furniture and other household items mover

The national average cost of moving is about $1,400 with a range from $800 to $2,500. Note, however, that this price range is for a 2-person moving team completing a local move of fewer than 100 miles. For long-distance moves, the average cost of movers jumps to between $2,200 and $5,700.





Short distance






Movers and Packers Cost (Short Distance)

If the customer wants to move their goods and also want to pack and unpack their goods, so the average cost of a full-service mover is up to $2,300 within 100 miles range.


Long-Distance Move Cost

Long-distance moves are much more complicated than short distance moves. Your long- distance moving company will have to factor in things like gas, tolls, lodging if the trip is more than one day, and additional fees for drivers.







$850 – $2,300

$1,300 – $4,000

$2,100 – $5,700


$1,400 – $3,000

$2,100 – $7,800

$4,900 – $8,100


$1,900 – $3,800

$3,200 – $9,700


Long Distance Moving Costs by Pound

Most companies charge $0.50 to $0.80 per pound, which means the moving cost will depend on the weight of the load they will be moving. Companies charge by the pound as moving trucks can take a specific weight or load volume. The weight gives them an idea of the number of items.


Specialty Moving Services Cost

If the move includes large items like pianos, swing sets, or animal pens, there is an additional fee for these items. The average cost of movers for specialty services is between an additional $400 to $2,000.

Furniture Delivery Cost in USA

Several factors can affect how much customers can expect their furniture delivery quotes to be, but on average furniture transported locally will cost approximately $75 to $250, whereas long-distance furniture shipping can cost anywhere from $300 to $600.

Cost to deliver a Couch

Depending on the type, you can charge up to $200 to $610 or more to deliver a couch within 30 to 40 miles. A small 5 – seater sofa not weighing more than 1,200 pounds has a delivery cost of up to $200 within 10 – 15 miles. You can also charge $2.90 per extra mile.

Cost to deliver a Sofa and Loveseat

Delivering a sofa and loveseat average price is at least $200 but could run up to $350 or more within 10 – 15 miles. The average loveseat weighs about 220 pounds and the average sofa weighs 350 pounds. If the furniture weighs more or less than this, you can charge more to adjust accordingly.

Cost to deliver a Queen Mattress

Delivering price of the Queen size mattress can be up to $70 within 10 – 15 miles.

Cost to deliver special items

Delivering special items that weigh more than 400 pounds likely costs at least $280 but could cost $610 or more. Items like a piano or pool table have average delivery prices of

$340 and $400, respectively within 10 – 15 miles.

Industry Averages

Furniture Delivering Cost Estimate

Average Cost


High Cost


Low Cost




Furniture Delivering Cost Estimate in Pounds

250 pounds


400 pounds


600 pounds



All averages are for delivering within 10 to 15 miles.