Alpacas are elegant creatures that may be kept for a variety of reasons, be it fur, companionship, or zoos. Low quality alpacas that are unable to breed may cost as little as $300 in some cases. Better bred alpacas cost about $2,000. The very best may go for as much as $20,000. When purchasing an alpaca, you must also consider the additional costs of food, shelter, training and care.