#1 – That’s a bit steep / pricey.
Use these phrases to say that something is a little bit expensive.
#2 – It cost a fortune / an arm and a leg.
Use these phrases to say that something was VERY expensive.
#3 – I’m paying through the nose.
This is an idiomatic expression that means you’re paying too much for something, and it’s painful. For example – “I’m paying through the nose to park my car in a private garage in New York City – it’s $600 a month!”
#4 – That’s a little outside my budget. / I can’t afford it.
Use these phrases to say that you don’t have enough money to buy something.
#5 – That’s quite reasonable.
If you describe a price as “reasonable,” it means that you think it’s a fair price for what you will receive.
#6 – It’s 20% off.
The word “off” in the context of price means it’s a discount.
#7 – I got two for the price of one. / It was buy one, get one free.
Both the expressions “two for the price of one” and “buy one, get one free” are common phrases used to describe a special offer when you buy one product at normal price, and get another one of the same product for free.
#8 – It was a real bargain.
You can use this phrase to describe something that was a VERY good price for the value; like you can’t believe you received so much for the price you paid. This expression can be used for any amount – for example, buying a $50,000 car for $10,000 is “a real bargain,” and buying a $100 shirt for $10 is also “a real bargain.”
#9 – I got it for a song.
This is an idiomatic expression that means you bought something for a very low price.
#10 – It’s dirt cheap.
Use this phrase to say that something is extremely inexpensive. For example, if you can buy lunch for $1, that is dirt cheap!