As of 2013, the average cost of the most basic single-section models is between $30,000 and $70,000, according to USA Today. After factoring in optional upgrades and customizations, the cost of many mobile homes exceeds $100,000.
After purchasing a mobile home, there is often an extra fee to place it on a plot of land with a septic tank or hookup to public utilities, explains USA Today. Additionally, there is an average monthly payment of between $200 to $300 to rent the plot of land upon which the mobile home sits. There are roughly 18 million people living in 7 million manufactured homes.