most expensive android apps of all time
A lot of people don’t believe that apps are worth their price tags. That’s unfortunate because the majority of them definitely are. Developers work on that stuff, after all. Plus, there’s a level of context that never gets discussed when it comes to app prices. That context includes basically every app on this list. These apps and games are so expensive that we would never recommend them to anybody. However, they are fun to talk about. If you thought that $4.99 game was too much money, prepare yourselves. Here are the most expensive Android apps and most expensive Android games. All these apps are actually on the Play Store as well (at the time of this writing). Most other lists like this have a bunch of apps and games that were taken down years ago. Enjoy!

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5-Minute Sports Medicine

Price: $99.99

5-Minute Sports Medicine is an educational app that contains information on sports medicine. It boasts 280 topics, ICD-9 codes, SNOMED codes, and the ability to personalize your favorites. Apparently they go by ICD-10 codes now. That makes this both expensive and out of date! It has a lot of other info, though. However, the interface is old looking at best. Actual doctors did write it, though. That’s likely why it’s one of the most expensive Android apps. Its last update was in 2013. The last added feature? Support for the Nexus 7.

5-minute sports medicine most expensive apps and games for Android


Bonney’s Gyn. Surgery, 11th Edition

Price: $147.49

Bonney’s Gyn Surgery 11th Edition is another educational text book app. It covers gynaecological surgery methods that were originally created by Victor Bonney. Like the Sports Medicine app, real doctors wrote the info in this app. Additionally, it has info on various surgical procedures, images, and other information about the craft. It boasts that there is no subscription. We would certainly hope so. At $147.49, it’s definitely among the most expensive Android apps.

most expensive Android apps - Bonney's Gyn Surgery 11th edition


Dr. Web Security Space Life

Price: $89.00

Dr. Web Security Space life is an antivirus app. Unlike most, it offers a ton of ways to pay for the app. One of them is the absurdly expensive $75 for a lifetime license. Or is it so absurd? Most antivirus apps have monthly or yearly subscriptions. They don’t seem like much at first. However, they can add up over time. Comparatively speaking, a flat $89 payment would actually save you money over a subscription service if you give it enough time. It’s delightfully ironic.


Freemium games

Price: Free / In-app purchases up to $99.99

Freemium games hold a special place in all of our hearts. There’s a place in the heart for rage, right? Anyway, most freemium games have sets of gems, gold, or other in-game currency that you can buy to unlock parts of the game faster. The prices for these in-game goods range from $0.99 to $99.99. Sometimes they go even higher. The most expensive option buys you an absurd amount of the in-game currency. It lets you jet ahead in the game quite a bit, but it’s usually something players can get for free with time and a little patience. Still, the idea that you can not only buy digital stuff for a video game for $99.99 is absurd. The idea that you can do it as many times as you want easily puts any and all freemium games on this list.


Jahaa’s Most Expensive Ball Game series

Price: $274.99-$339.99 each

Jahaa is a developer on Google Play who has probably our favorite set of expensive games. Many developers have a Most Expensive Game title and it’s just a one-off as a joke. Jahaa, however, not only launched Most Expensive Ball Game, but shortly thereafter launched a sequel, Most Expensive Ball Game 2. There was even a price cut to the first game as it goes to $274.99 now. Is that not funny enough? Okay, we can do better. As of the time of this writing, Most Expensive Ball Game 3 is currently in pre-registration in the Google Play Store. You can’t make this stuff up. That makes it the most expensive game trilogy on Android right now.

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Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics

Price: $143.99

Have you noticed a pattern developing? Yes, we have another medical text app that is also one of the most expensive Android apps. This one is a textbook for pediatrics. It features a ton of information, is written by real doctors, and will murder your wallet. Those that do indulge will have a powerful search feature, bookmarks, and more to help them get through this massive tomb of text. It’s like a must-have for doctors. It’s probably not great for the rest of us.

Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics most expensive Android apps ever


Ngajirim

Price: $359.99

Ngajirim is a piece of digital artwork. The app itself contains no ads and works offline. Those are nice features to have for something this pricey. The app itself is just a piece of digital artwork. You open the app, hit the blue button, and you see the painting. We’re guessing this is a piece of original work which makes this one of the most unique ways we’ve seen to sell a piece of artwork. However, because it’s digital, it’s most definitely not worth its $359.99 price tag. Still, it’s something different from the slew of the usual Most Expensive Apps that other developers launch.

Ngajirim is one of the most expensive apps for android


The Color Atlas of Internal Medicine

Price: $129.99

The Color Atlas of Internal Medicine follows the patterns of prior medical texts. It’s written by doctors and published by McGraw-Hill. It features over a dozen topics, in-depth information about internal medicine, and more. On the plus side, it works on both tablets and phones. At this price, that seems like a given. Like most other apps in this category, there are those who will find books like this useful. College students and doctors especially. However, us normal people probably shouldn’t invest in a $129.99 book app.

Atlas of Internal Medicine most expensive Android apps


Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine: Study Guide, 8/E

Price: $89.99

Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine: Study Guide, 8/E is yet another super expensive medical textbook in app format. Of course, it’s not the most expensive medical textbook, but it’s among them in app format. The book teaches emergency medicine with various guidelines, evidence-based protocols, and more. It was writting by Judith E. Tintinalli, MD, MS. Stuff from people with that many letters next to their name are usually fairly expensive. This is no different. However, it’s not the most expensive book we found.

Tintinallis Emergency Medicine Study Guide 8E screenshot


Zollinger’s Atlas of Surgical Operations, 10/E

Price: $119.99

The Color Atlas of Internal Medicine follows the patterns of prior medical texts. It’s written by doctors and published by McGraw-Hill. It features over a dozen topics, in-depth information about internal medicine, and more. On the plus side, it works on both tablets and phones. At this price, that seems like a given. Like most other apps in this category, there are those who will find books like this useful. College students and doctors especially. However, us normal people probably shouldn’t invest in a $129.99 book app.

Another expensive medical atlas app


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