As of 2015, a new portable CD player generally costs between $20 and $50. Features such as a display screen, FM radio capabilities and skip protection can add extra cost to the product.
On Amazon.com, BestBuy.com and Walmart.com, the most basic portable CD player is available for purchase for around $20. In general, a basic model has a display screen, ear buds and some radio capabilities. Amazon.com offers several more expensive models, such as a $50 portable CD player with MP3 playback. The same model is $40 on Best Buy. Amazon.com also offers a luxury Bose portable CD player for $225.