Finding the best budget office chair is not an easy task because quality and comfort usually come at a price. After all, you get what you pay for, but…
Fortunately, there are great options you can get at a great price!
Below you will find the list of 12 office chairs of 2021 that I picked for you.
I also price tagged every one of them so it’s easier for you to pick the right chair.
At the very bottom of this article I share my 4 tips on picking a top rated chair on a budget – check them out.
Right, let’s get started…the office chairs of 2021!
Best Cheap Budget Ergonomic Computer Office Chairs
Highlights: adjustable flip-up amrests, ergonomic leather design
This ergonomic office chair is designed with breathable high-quality bonded leather and a soft headrest. The back, seat region, armrests, and everything else are covered in the same material so that you’ll never have to worry about an uncomfortable spot on your body when sitting for long periods of time during work.
The best way to avoid back pain is through the use of ergonomic chairs. This chair will have great lumbar support that provides you with stability and better spinal health, as well as elevated knee caps for more comfort in your feet. Your spine can thank you later!
This desk office chair not only provides comfort as you work, but it also offers excellent value for money. The adjustable settings and durability of the material make this purchase a steal.
A quick and easy-to-follow instruction guide will help you through the assembly process so that your body can reap the benefits of this ergonomic chair in no time at all.
– Adjustable height from 17 inches to 22 inches
– Can be tilted in an upward and backward direction
– It has lumbar support that is adjustable and the seat can be elevated
– It is made with high-quality materials
– It has an armrest that relaxes your shoulders and other muscles
– With headrest that gives support for head and neck
– Has only 300lbs weight bear capacity
– Quite heavy
And here are the some of the chairs from our best office chairs under 300 dollars list. Check them out!
Highlights: 2D adjustable headrest
The ergonomic office chair is sold by Posturion, a newer supplier on the budget chair market that’s focused on high quality chair production. To fit your requirements they made the chair available in 4 (!) colors – red, black, blue and grey.
This ergonomic office chair is very comfortable for a bigger, taller guy or girl (especially if you need to work from home now more than ever). This swivel chair is probably one of the best computer chairs for long hours you can get for the money.
As a proper high back task chair it’s also equipped with the height-adjustable headrest that helps with neck support and reduces neck pain!
Some people believe that the headrest is not that useful but…if only they had a chance to rest their heads every so often, they would totally change their minds.
Breathable, stylish and yet simple…this one is a nicer looking ergonomic office chair in our product reviews list of budget office chairs here.
– Great for home office
– Super breathable mesh back
– Ergonomic design helps with neck/back strain
– Waterfall seat for better circulation
– Taller back fits bigger, taller people
– 3D armrests can be adjusted for a perfect fit
– 300 lbs weight capacity
– Comfortable seat
– Easy assembly
– Comes in 2 colors: grey and black
– FREE shipping within the US
– Fast ~7-day delivery
– 30-day return policy if you don’t like it
– 12-month warranty on faulty parts
– An adjustable lumbar support would be nicer to have
This next section is dedicated to office chairs in this price range. Check out another guide to see more of the best office chairs under 200 dollars.
Highlights: adjustable lumbar support
This mid-back office chair comes packed with all sorts of ergonomic features like adjustable lumbar support, flip-up armrests, waterfall edge and others.
It is made out of extra breathable mesh which provides top level comfort and helps to avoid sweating even during hot summer days.
The thicker seat on this swivel chair provides additional comfort throughout the day which helps to avoid discomfort from continuous sitting.
In the combination with seat height adjustment waterfall edge improves blood flow and circulation to the feet and legs.
– Very quick and easy to assemble
– Adjustable lumbar support
– Padded flip up arms save space
– Waterfall seat improves circulation
– Tilt tension and height adjustment
– Rocking mechanism helps to relax and decompress the spine
– Mesh back improves airflow
– 90-day return policy
– Free tracked 7-day US shipping
– Could have better armrests
Highlights: adjustable headrest
This office chair is packed with a whole bunch of ergonomic features – built-in support for lower back, height adjustable seat, multi-dimensional headrest that you can move around, rocking mechanism for added comfort throughout the day, improved mesh back for extra breathability and so on. Chair height adjustment is easy to reach on the fly.
The best part – this task chair is a truly cheap option sitting right under $150…that includes free tracked shipping (US only) and very fast – 5-7 day – delivery.
– Quick and easy to assemble swivel chair
– Provides comfort even during long hours
– Keeps you cool during hot days
– Helps to relieve neck tensions
– Keep your relaxed and comfortable (thanks to the rocking mechanism)
– Comfortable seat depth
– Could have other colors than black
– No adjustment control for arms
Now is the time for the cheapest office chairs – best office chairs under 100 dollars. We managed to find quite a few of these absolute bests and happy to share them here with you.
Highlights: basic chair
Even though they don’t really position it as such, but it definitely is an chair that you can get on a for less than $100 (it’s actually on sale now as I am writing this).
The office chair is more suitable for short/mid-height users that work from home or office. It looks almost like a drafting chair with an adjustable seat height.
Just as you would expect, this chair comes with a set of ergonomic features that include a whole bunch of different options including adjustable height control, comfortable mesh, solid lumbar support, rocking function and more.
– Very quick and easy to assemble
– Helps to reduce back and spine tension
– Prolonged sitting comfort
– Tilt tension and height adjustment
– Comfortable typing with ergonomic armrests
– Could have been a little wider
Highlights: flip-up armrests
This padded seat also has a very stylish and contemporary look.
The curved frame of the chair and mesh back give it the look of a much more expensive ergonomic chair, yet it comes in for under $125.
This office chair also includes dual wheel casters, ensuring that it’s suitable for all flooring types without leaving marks and scratches, and the material is fully fire retardant.
Flash Furniture have here designed a budget chair that provides peace of mind, as well as comfort and durability. On top of that, you can always make it more comfortable with a seat cushion.
– Mesh back improves airflow
– Padded armrests are able to flip up
– Pneumatic seat height control
– Tilt tension and lock features
– Comfortable seat for long hours
– Arm height is not adjustable
More Of The Best Affordable Office Chairs
We also got a whole load of different chairs in other categories.
Check these out separately and scroll down for more options in this list!
Highlights: tilt control
After checking out this option first I loved and hated it at the same time.
It comes it two colors – black and white, both priced at slightly over $100 (at the time of writing).
Breathable and ergonomic, this office chair is probably one of the best ones out their for that price. It can also work as a gaming chair.
So why didn’t I like it…well, this is a mid-back office chair and I’m a pretty tall guy so I can’t really enjoy all the design perks this chair is equipped with (i.e. it won’t help tall guys like me with back pain).
Is it a good ergonomic chair? Let’s check it out!
– Flip up arms
– Available in black/white
– 250lbs weight capacity
– Easy installation
– 1 year warranty
– Highly adjustable seat
– Has a somewhat executive chair look
– Armrests aren’t comfortable
Highlights: highly adjustable
Modway is another company producing impressively decent ergonomic chair models at a great price.
These guys went far beyond budget chairs – they manufacture bed frames, mattresses and even linen!
But it’s the desk chair Articulate that really interests us today.
Contoured height adjustable armrests are there for better fit and less upper back muscle strain.
Generously padded 6” thick mesh cushion helps to make prolonged sitting a lot more comfortable.
At the price it is a great ergonomic office chair to consider among other office chairs but make sure you are getting it in good packaging (as some people were reporting that it arrived damaged or with parts missing; maybe just the unlucky ones).
Time to look at it closer before moving towards other ergonomic office chairs.
– Weight limit: up to 331 pounds
– One-touch height and tilt control
– Plenty of colors available
– Five dual-wheel casters
– Improved airflow
– Armrests with height and spine support
– Not so sturdy as it seems to be
Highlights: 2-to-1 synchro tilt
Even though this office chair is pretty big, it will also fit shorter people (so if you are around 5’10”, you will be just fine). You can move armrests up and down to find a perfect fit that will allow you to work in more comfort. You can control seat height adjustment as well.
The mesh on the back is of great quality and it would really help to keep you cool during a hot day. The same goes to the lumbar support which helps to maintain a good posture and reduce back pain. That’s handy if you use it as a gaming chair.
The sitting surface is also very comfortable. It’s soft enough to make you feel good while, at the same time, being firm enough for the support you might need for your legs and bum. The waterfall edge on this desk chair helps to reduce pressure and improve blood flow to the legs and feet.
– Adjustable go up and down
– Great for shorter people
– 2-to-1 synchro tilt for comfortable sitting
– Eco leather seat adds comfort and coolness
– Thick, wide comfortable cushion
– Good weight limit
– Breathable mesh and lower back support
-Weight capacity: 250 lbs
– Armrests aren’t very sturdy
Highlights: seat tilt & tension control
You’ll need one that provides fantastic support to your seated body, of course, and it can also be important to adhere to a tight budget.
Finally, it’s important to have an office chair that looks good (even though it’s not really a leather chair) and will complement your office.
The LexMod’s Mid-Back chair ticks all these boxes and many more.
The design of this simple chair is futuristic yet still stylish, with the mesh attached to a metallic frame.
The mid-back chair also comes in a variety of colors, meaning that you can find the chair that’s perfect for your office or home space.
Highlights: mid- and high-back sizes
For those who are looking for taller high-back office chairs, the Alera Elusion multifunction drafting chair is a great choice.
Unlike some other budget office hairs, it doesn’t compromise looks for comfort and functionality, so it’s a chair that you’ll feel proud to have on display.
The mesh looks stylish and oh-so contemporary, whilst providing carefully targeted support just where you need it most.
The mesh also gives added comfort on hot summer days, when traditional leather upholstered office chairs can leave the user feeling hot and sticky. I can see this being a gaming chair as well.
A mid-back version is also available for users who don’t require the extra height that this chair provides.
– 360-degree swivel base
– Tilt lock feature
– MAX capacity 275 pounds
– Adjustable chair and armrests height
– Different models available
– 30-min assembling
– 5-year warranty
– Armrests could be sturdier and softer