As of 2015, Barnstormers.com lists complete and partially complete ultralights for less than $5000; while those looking for a new kit can consider the Airbike ISON, available for $2850 on Pilotmix. Many ultralights sell as kits, which eliminates the high labor cost involved in building the aircraft.
While kits are popular for ultralights, some companies also sell plans, which can allow builders to cut back on prices even more. Plans for the Airbike ISON, for example, cost only about $150. The cost of transporting a complete ultralight or a full kit can be expensive as well, so people looking to save money can check the sales section on Craigslist or other websites that provide free or cheap classified ads.