How Much Money Is a Real Monster Truck?

Monster trucks are an iconic part of the American car culture. We all recognize them from the larger-than-life events they host at stadiums and fairgrounds across the country.

But how much money does it take to own and operate a real monster truck? The answer may surprise you.

First, let’s look at the cost to purchase a monster truck. Many of these vehicles are custom-built, which means that the price tag can vary widely. However, on average a new monster truck will cost anywhere from $150,000 to $300,000 depending on its features and specifications.

Next is the cost to maintain and operate a monster truck. This includes regular maintenance costs such as oil changes and tire rotations as well as more specialized costs such as engine rebuilding or transmission repairs. Depending on how often you race your truck and how much customization you have done to it, these costs can range from a few hundred dollars each month up to several thousand dollars per month.

The final cost associated with owning a monster truck is insurance. Insurance rates vary depending on your driving record, vehicle type, and location. But in general you can expect to pay anywhere from $2,500-$5,000 annually for comprehensive coverage.


All in all, owning and operating a real monster truck is no small investment. The purchase price alone can range from $150,000-$300,000 with ongoing maintenance and insurance costs adding up each year. For those serious about taking part in this exciting sport however, these costs may be worth it for the thrill of driving a real monster truck!

Photo of author

Susan Delgado