23 Most Expensive Android Apps Of All Time | 2024 Updated

Looking for the priciest app for your device? You’ve come to the right place. Over the past few years, the Android market has grown tremendously.

There are more than 3.3 million apps for the Android platform. About 47% of them are free to use, and the rest cost between $1 and $3 on average.

However, there are some apps that can be quite expensive, costing hundreds of dollars. Interestingly, many of these pricey apps offer little value, except for educational ones.

Since Google has set an upper limit for how much an app or a game could cost on the Play Store, you won’t find anything over $400. Nevertheless, it is still interesting to see what app developers charge for their apps and what value they provide.

We’ve listed the most expensive Android apps ever on the Play Store, some of which have been removed, while others are still available for purchase or download.

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23. Medical-Surgical Nursing – $48.95

Category: Medical

This medical app describes over 200 usually encountered surgical disorders and procedures, focusing on treatment in which the nurse plays a key role. It is packed with all the need-to-know information on common procedures like tube feeding, CPR, and artificial airway management.

There are seven flowcharts and 32 calculators for making clinical decisions. Also, patient teaching content is highlighted with a special icon for easy reading.

22. Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine Manual – $49.99

Category: Medical

This useful guide, created by Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine, is designed to assist you in delivering skilled and prompt patient care. It covers clinical features, emergency management, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, and patient disposition.

The information is presented in a concise format with a full-color layout, featuring photos, tables, and line drawings. 

The inclusion of advanced topics like Thromboembolism, Acute Urinary Retention, Low Probability ACS, Bowel Obstruction, and Volvulus contributes to its higher price tag. 

21. NAVIGON Europe – $59.99

Category: Navigation

The app, which is no longer available, transformed your Android device into a mobile navigation system, offering maps exclusively for Europe. It didn’t incur any data transfer or roaming charges for route calculation and map display.

It included essential features like destination preview, active lane guidance, local search, reality view pro, speed assistance, text-to-speech announcements, 2D and 3D maps, destination entry with coordinates, and more.

20. Pocket Atlas of ER Ultrasound – $64.99

Category: Medical

Pocket Atlas is an educational app that provides a quick and handy guide to all the body systems evaluated with ultrasound. It contains 443 images, including the actual ultrasound pictures, photographs showing where to place the ultrasound probe, and explanatory anatomical drawings.

It also contains text details, including clinical consideration, anatomical consideration, and technique and normal ultrasound findings. Like other expensive medical apps, this one is also written by actual doctors.

19. Dr.Web Security Space Life – $75

Category: Utilities

Dr.Web is an antivirus app that protects your device from all types of malware. It performs a full system scan and real-time file system scan to detect new, hidden, or unknown malware. Detected threats can be moved to quarantine for further action.

To avoid unwanted calls and SMS, you can create your own filtering profile and edit the blacklist. The app claims it minimally impacts system performance and economizes battery resources.

While many antivirus apps require monthly or yearly subscriptions, opting for a flat $75 payment could save you money in the long run.

18. Clinical Anesthesiology 7/E – $79.99

Category: Medical

Clinical Anesthesiology provides engagingly written, clinically relevant information covering various aspects of anesthesiology, including pathophysiology, pharmacology, regional anesthesia, critical care, and pain management. Through case discussions, it delves into all relevant areas.

The app’s user-friendly design makes information easy to find and remember. It includes numerous tables and figures, encapsulating key data for quick recall.

The app functions seamlessly offline, allowing swift retrieval of images and information without internet connectivity. Plus, it is optimized for  devices of all sizes, whether phones or tablets. 

17. G-CORE Green Caddy Golf Korea – $89.99

Category: Navigation

This app is a full-featured GPS golf range finder that offers a graphical view. It serves as a helpful guide for golfers who are playing on a new golf course in Korea for the first time. Users can download maps for up to 20 golf courses.

Key features include target point identification, position marking, measuring driving distances, automatic searching, and more.

16. Dominate The Bar – $99

Category: Education

“Dominate the Bar,” though now discontinued, was a study aid specifically designed for the multi-state portion of the bar exam. It provided full coverage of constitutional law, real property, contracts and sales, criminal procedures, and torts.

The app contained over 900 meticulously crafted flashcards, systematically guiding users through each subject.

15. Destinator 9 – Western Europe – $99.99

Category: Navigation

The Destinator app offered a turn-by-turn navigation solution with a user-friendly interface.

It offered rich map content in both 2D and 3D views, along with innovative features like TapNGo, StickyPOI, integrated weather updates, and online search powered by Google. It also had a robust voice-guided system for navigation assistance.

14. 5-Minute Sports Medicine – $99.99

Category: Medical

This app provides fast and to-the-point guidance on treating sports-related injuries in everyday practice. It includes around 280 treatment methods, which are summarized well in a 5-minute format to deliver fast or instant treatment.

Written and edited by medical professionals, including doctors, its comprehensive content justifies its higher price point of a hundred dollars.

The app is optimized for the Android platform, providing a user-friendly interface. It’s particularly beneficial for nurse practitioners, physicians, athletic trainers, assistants, and orthopedists.

13. Mobile Accessibility US – $99.99

Category: Utilities

Mobile Accessibility US was specifically designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision, aiming to simplify their interaction with Android devices and enhance efficiency.

The app primarily targeted key smartphone functions such as Contacts, Phone, Alarm, SMS, Email, Web, Calendar, GPS, Apps, and Settings, adapting them for easier use. It featured a speech recognition system (for effortless input) and voice synthesis capabilities that would read the text under the user’s finger.

Although the app is no longer available on the Play Store, it gained popularity during its initial years, earning a respectable rating of 3.6. 

12. The Atlas of Internal Medicine – $99.99

Category: Medical

The app is a mega-collection of over 2,000 high-quality clinical, morphologic, radiological, and laboratory pictures, which represent the signs of common disorders. It allows accurate and fast visual diagnosis of more than 200 internal medicine conditions. 

With no need for an internet connection, users can access the app anytime. Its user-friendly interface enables easy navigation and efficient searching for specific topics.

11. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics – $142.99

Category: Medical

Designed by MedHand Mobile Libraries, this app is tailored to improve the recognition, diagnosis, and management of genetic conditions. The latest edition incorporates updates in genetics, infectious diseases, neurology, and psychosis associated with epilepsy. 

The app provides a comprehensive range of medical calculators, covering peak expiratory flows, body mass index, and dehydration correction. It also features a powerful search function specifically designed for imaging and molecular diagnoses.

10. Fuster & Hurst’s The Heart – $179.99

Category: Medical

Fuster & Hurst’s The Heart reflects the latest therapeutic, clinical, and technical advances in the cardiovascular field. It is known for its authority and clinical relevance.

The published reference book covers all key cardiovascular topics methodically, from mechanism to management. It includes more than 1,200 illustrations, risk factors for cardiovascular disease, and summaries of major new trials and guidelines.

As for user experience, the app is very simple to use. Everything is arranged properly so you can seamlessly jump from one section to another and create separate bookmarks and notes to enhance your learning.

9. Bonney’s Gyn. Surgery, 11th Ed – $180

Category: Medical

Gynecological Surgery, although not currently available on the Play Store, is tailored to help surgeons acquire valuable skills and delicate techniques aimed at minimizing patient discomfort. The information is sourced from MedHand Mobile Libraries.

The app gives detailed insights into urogynaecology, gynecological surgery/oncology, and operations involving other organs. 

It prioritizes the most frequently performed procedures, with a focus on evidence-based decision-making and the utilization of laparoscopy in both diagnostic and surgical procedures.

8. Pharmacotherapy Principles – $189.99


Category: Medical

With this app, you can learn how to develop, implement, monitor, and analyze medication therapy. It has everything you need to understand the fundamentals of the pharmacotherapy of disease and its applications.

It has a total of five sections (excluding the introduction part), covering over 95 disease-based topics. Each section is authored and reviewed by experts, including physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and researchers who are recognized authorities in their respective fields.

7. Most Expensive Android Widget – $199

Category: Lifestyle

This widget serves no practical purpose despite its high cost. It simply displays the “Most Expensive Android Widget” on your home screen, signaling your affluence to others. However, it doesn’t offer any functionality or service beyond that.

Fortunately, the app has been removed from the Play Store.

6. Vuvuzela World Cup Horn Plus – $200

Category: Utilities

This application was created for the FIFA World Cup 2010 and hasn’t been updated since.

Its purpose? To annoy those around you with the World Cup Horn. Simply shake your device to sound the horn, and shake it again to silence it. You can touch and hold the screen to hear the announcer scream when your team scores. And that’s all there is to it.

5. Super Color Runner – $200

Category: Games

Super Color Runner, now discontinued, was one of the most expensive games available on Google Play.

It offered an endless runner experience where you maneuvered across four paths to collect energy pellets and batteries, crucial for survival. With each passing second, you teetered between impending demise and progress toward advancing to the next level of gameplay.

The app’s straightforward graphical interface ensured smooth performance even on budget devices. However, despite these attributes, many users found the app’s price unjustified.

4. Zollinger Atlas of Surgery – $209.99


Category: Medical

Zollinger Atlas is one of the most trusted sources for learning about surgical operations. It explains each procedure in detail, and the drawings highlight every key action surgeons must remember while performing the operation.

The app contains over 1,800 pictures covering surgical procedures, closure techniques, and postoperative care. Topics are neatly organized for easy navigation, and users can also utilize a simple search bar to quickly find specific content. All search terms are stored in your personal history for convenience.

And since the app functions offline, users can access every text and image on their device anywhere, anytime, even when they are not connected to the Internet. 

3. I’m Rich$ – $384.99

Category: Lifestyle

This app serves no purpose other than to squander your money. Despite its lack of functionality, we have to feature it in the list as it was previously accessible on the Google Play Store.

It resembles other “I’m rich”-type gimmick apps. For a staggering price $400, all you get is a luxury diamond image. 

2. The Most Expensive App – $400

Category: Lifestyle

Here’s another peculiar app that offers absolutely no functionality beyond displaying a diamond on your device screen. Interestingly, the screenshot on the Play Store doesn’t even show the diamond; instead, it reads, “You’ll see a shiny diamond here.”

1. Abu Moo Collection – $400 each, $2400 total

Category: Lifestyle

Developer Abu Moo took the term “expensive” to a whole new level. Instead of creating one “expensive app,” he uploaded a series of six applications on the Play Store, each with a price tag of $400.

These apps were simply named after precious gems. They offered no substantial features. In fact, they were merely widgets that displayed the respective gem on your device’s home screen.

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  • New costliest app added on play store

  • Actually most expensive is LuxSure app. 10k $ for one account inside the app.

  • One more – this is The Billion ($400)

  • MagikGimp says:

    Somewhat famous (and ‘interesting’ at the time) regurgitated article from years ago. Most of these were removed before your mother even allowed you to have your own phone. Lazy!

  • Actually a Luxury Calculator was released on the Google Play Store Recently and is $399.99

  • Sanskar Sunil Vishwakarma says:

    There is a new most expensive game now named as ‘Merge-O-Mania’ on play store it is a match 3 game with new feature.

  • I found another most expensive game on play store called “Mysterious Game Most Expensive”

  • One more – Rivin – Most Expensive App