The one nice thing about juicing is that you can spend the amount of money that comes close to the amount of juicing you intend to do. If you intend to do just a little, like fresh orange juice for your family each morning and not much else, you can buy a juicer for as little as - around $20.
If you plan to do the morning thing PLUS additional juicing for getting healthy fruit and vegetable juices into your family so they are better fed with the wonderful vitamins and nutrients nature provides in them, then you can get a centrifugal juicer starting around $45 or $50.
But, if you are really going to get serious about juicing and really start to focus on getting the most benefits from a wider source of fruits and vegetables, you need to think more about the value of the juice you will get and less about the cost of the machine. For, no question about it, the better juicers are expensive, but they sure produce the best juice!
You need to look to spend at least a couple of hundred dollars to get most masticating juicers. They are made better and last longer and generally give you many years of service. When you figure the value of the juice you get and the longevity of service from the machine, it really is not a bad investment.
And, using a slow masticating juicer rather than a centrifugal juicer prevents the rapid oxidation which can be caused by the high-speed spinning of a centrifugal juicer. The slow speed of a masticating juicer allows each and every piece of produce enough time to have its juice fully extracted, leaving behind only dry pulp and separated from the delicious and nutritious juice.