It really depends on where you want to get them and also on what breed they are. You can find local pets near you on www.petfinder.com. There are different price ranges, you can enter your city and zip code and the highest price that you would pay and it will show every animal near you that you can buy. You can also choose what kind of pet you would like. It makes it really simple. Also, they have discriptions lf the animals and tips. Good luck finding a great pet. (:
Full blood show and breeder dogs can cost several hundred to several thousand dollars. On the other hand the mixed breed rescue i got from the pound cost 80$ and occasiinally you can get them cheaper or even free from folks selling them on the roadside. Just depends on what you are looking for.
You can usually get them free or very cheap. The real cost is maintaining them. Food will run you a few bucks per month. Then they need shots, cleaning, grooming, and if they get sick or injured - theres medical bills. The average cost of owning a dog is estimated anywhere between $700-$2900 / year. Don't forget to give it attention and daily walks as well.
For cats around $200 for Persians and the breeds that are more common. then there are the more mid priced breeds that are around $800 like the Norwegian Forest Cat (I have 3 of them,,,they are amazing ?). Then there are the rarer breeds like the Sphinx are usually a few thousand.
Most shelters will charge you $50-55 to adopt a cat or dog. BUT! That's just the beginning. We have five cats. Our cats' food runs us around $100-120 per month, as we buy good-quality food. Also, there's the expense of their litter, their toys, and, oh yes, their meds. You see, three of them have serious health problems. Now, maybe you'll be lucky, and the pet you adopt won't have any health problems. I hope so, but things can change. You see, adopting a pet is a lifetime responsibility, and with that comes a lot of uncertainty. So, before you make that commitment? Think!