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How Much Does a Stair Lift Cost?

How To Choose a Stair Lift

A common question we’re asked by customers who call is, “How much do stair lifts cost?” People are led to ask this question because many stair lift companies only sell one brand or one model. This one size fits all approach is rarely helpful since every stairway and every person who uses a stairlift is unique. We carry multiple options and at one of our stair lift showrooms you’ll be able to see Stannah, Bruno and Acorn chair lifts on the stairs.


Generally, straight stair lifts cost between $2,500 and $5,500. Several popular stairlift models with enhanced safety and reliability features cost between $3,000 to $4,500.

Arrow Lift’s stair lift prices include professional installation by our qualified technicians, warranty, and any permits and inspections that may be required. There are never any hidden fees when you buy from Arrow Lift. We proudly feature stair lifts by Stannah and Bruno.

Still considering other options? Compare the cost of a stair lift to assisted living and nursing home options: according to LongTermCare.gov, the average cost of an assisted living facility is $3,628 per month, and the average cost of a nursing home is approximately $7,000 per month. If you are considering remodeling the first floor of your home, the average cost of adding a bathroom is $50,000, according to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, and the average cost of adding a room (such as a bedroom) or building an addition is $43,957, according to HomeAdvisor. Stair lifts also allow you to continue enjoying your entire home!

When purchasing a stairlift, there are differences between manufacturers and especially in the training and expertise of installing and servicing companies. If possible, we recommend you work with a provider who offers a showroom where you can see and try the various stair chairs and where local service personnel are available on-call. Make sure and talk with a stair lift expert at Arrow Lift if you think a stair lift would help you or a loved one enjoy the full use of their home. We’ll help you select just the right one for your individual abilities and need.

Premium Chairs

At a premium price point, you will find models designed to blend into your home’s decor like fine furniture. They have custom color upholstery and even wood trim. Extra safety and ease of use features like push button footrest folding, power seat swivel, and automatic retracting rails can be added based on your needs.

Economy Chairs

At the economy price range, you may find one of our better models available in a reconditioned version. Brand new economy stair lifts will provide basic accessibility up and down your stairs, the minimum required safety features, simple arm controls and limited color choices. No matter which stair chair you select, Arrow will professionally install it in your home and cover your stairway lift under the appropriate warranty.

Stair lift prices for stairways with landings, pie shaped steps, or curved walls

Stair lifts designed for straight stairs may not work with more complex stairways, such as those with winding steps or an intermediate landing. We can still help you get where you want to go! We have stairway chairlifts available that are designed to work on nearly any type of stairway. They are typically called curved rail, or custom rail stair lifts.

If you have limited ability to transfer between stairlift chairs at an intermediate landing, a curved rail system can transport you between levels without having to sit and stand as often. While the investment is higher than a straight stair lift, you’ll still save the time, hassles and costs associated with moving from the home you love. Curved rail stair lifts can be installed in your home without the need for construction or remodeling!


Custom curved rail stair lift prices start around $10,000 for a basic stairway configuration. The final price will then depend on the stair chair you select, rail length and any optional features added to meet your specifications.

We’ve installed rails that travel from the basement level of a townhouse spanning FIVE flights of stairs to reach the bedroom on the top level – all in one trip! Of course, you could stop at the garage or kitchen level on the way up. We invite you to visit one of our showrooms to test ride a custom curved stair lift in person.